Schreiber Playground Park

  • 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Nilla Narsa
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-6741

Located in Rogers Park (north of Devon Avenue and east of Clark Street), Schreiber Park offers weekday programming for various age groups. Programs include children’s arts and crafts, sports and fitness, dance, games and homework hour, adult walking club, as well as moms, pops & tots. The park’s ping-pong table is rather popular.

The 1.1-acre park continues to expand its open green space and contains a new ADA accessible soft-surface playground, an open space ideal for junior field sports, community garden and a basketball court.

Please note: If you are interested in swim programs offered at nearby Sullivan High School Pool, patrons can register at Schreiber Park.  If you are already registered for swim programs, please enter the school using door number 10, which is located adjacent to the H.S. parking lot [Albion right before Bosworth].

History

As late as 1870, there were fewer than ten families living west of Ridge Avenue in what is now the southwestern portion of Rogers Park. Among these were the Schreibers. Nicholas and Katherine Schreiber had arrived from Mainz, Germany in 1848, purchasing 40 acres of land near Devon Avenue and Green Bay Road (now Clark Street). Nicholas died suddenly just a few months before the birth of his twin sons, Dominick and Michael. Raised by their mother and an older brother, the twins eventually took control of the family farm. They expanded their holdings to 160 acres, and engaged in truck farming. Dominick built greenhouses on the land, and found success in the floral business. In 1877, he built a two-story frame house on Ridge Avenue, near his boyhood home. Twenty years later, the brothers subdivided their land; Schreiber Avenue runs through their former farmstead. Schreiber Park is among numerous playgrounds established by the City of Chicago in the years following World War II. Land acquisition began in 1948. By the time of the park's October, 1950 dedication, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a shelter house, a sand box, and a playing field that was flooded for ice skating in winter. The city transferred Schreiber Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. In 1997, the park district expanded the site through an Illinois Department of Natural Resources development grant, bringing the park's size to just over an acre.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Schreiber Basketball

Schreiber Basketball

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Schreiber Community Garden

Schreiber Community Garden

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Schreiber Fieldhouse

Schreiber Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Hours: ,

Schreiber Clubroom

Schreiber Clubroom

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Schreiber Playground

Schreiber PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Sullivan High School Pool

Sullivan High School Pool (1)

Location: 6631 N Bosworth Ave.

Location Notes: 6631 North Bosworth Ave.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)534-2000

Descriptors: Indoor

Visit our nearest pool location at Gill or Welles Parks.

Notice Valid From: 3/20/2017 - 12/31/2017

Schreiber Spray Pool

Schreiber Spray Pool

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Schreiber 206735InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 15:15From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$14.00
Homework Time at Schreiber 206344InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Schreiber 206481InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 206655InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Little Artists at Schreiber 206736InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$14.00
Music and Movement at Schreiber 206909InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$14.00
Recreational Tumbling at Schreiber 222054InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Tap & Ballet at Schreiber 222056InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/19 20:15From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Schreiber 207950InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:30From September 11, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$35.00
Winter Break Camp at Schreiber 208580CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/12/19 16:00From December 19, 2017 to December 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$13.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Schreiber 211476InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2018/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$15.00
Conditioning at Schreiber 226283InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Game Room at Schreiber 212581OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6pm
$0
Gymnastics at Schreiber 212624InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Homework Time at Schreiber 212638InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Schreiber 212803InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$23.00
Little Artists at Schreiber 213034InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Schreiber 213222InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2018/01/11 16:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$15.00
Pre-Teen Club at Schreiber 226281OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2018/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Schreiber 226276InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 21:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$15.00
Tap & Ballet at Schreiber 226277InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Teen Club at Schreiber 214142OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2018/01/15 23:30From January 15, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Schreiber 226280InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 21:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$15.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Schreiber 226278InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$15.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Schreiber 226279InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$15.00

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Located in Rogers Park (north of Devon Avenue and east of Clark Street), Schreiber Park offers weekday programming for various age groups. Programs include children’s arts and crafts, sports and fitness, dance, games and homework hour, adult walking club, as well as moms, pops & tots. The park’s ping-pong table is rather popular.

The 1.1-acre park continues to expand its open green space and contains a new ADA accessible soft-surface playground, an open space ideal for junior field sports, community garden and a basketball court.

Please note: If you are interested in swim programs offered at nearby Sullivan High School Pool, patrons can register at Schreiber Park.  If you are already registered for swim programs, please enter the school using door number 10, which is located adjacent to the H.S. parking lot [Albion right before Bosworth].

As late as 1870, there were fewer than ten families living west of Ridge Avenue in what is now the southwestern portion of Rogers Park. Among these were the Schreibers. Nicholas and Katherine Schreiber had arrived from Mainz, Germany in 1848, purchasing 40 acres of land near Devon Avenue and Green Bay Road (now Clark Street). Nicholas died suddenly just a few months before the birth of his twin sons, Dominick and Michael. Raised by their mother and an older brother, the twins eventually took control of the family farm. They expanded their holdings to 160 acres, and engaged in truck farming. Dominick built greenhouses on the land, and found success in the floral business. In 1877, he built a two-story frame house on Ridge Avenue, near his boyhood home. Twenty years later, the brothers subdivided their land; Schreiber Avenue runs through their former farmstead. Schreiber Park is among numerous playgrounds established by the City of Chicago in the years following World War II. Land acquisition began in 1948. By the time of the park's October, 1950 dedication, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a shelter house, a sand box, and a playing field that was flooded for ice skating in winter. The city transferred Schreiber Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. In 1997, the park district expanded the site through an Illinois Department of Natural Resources development grant, bringing the park's size to just over an acre.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.