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

Schreiber Spray Pool

Schreiber Spray Pool

Location Notes: 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Adult Swim at Schreiber 204845OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/12 01:00From September 11, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Schreiber 204981InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
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
Conditioning at Schreiber 205720InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Cross Country at Schreiber 205751InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/08/22 21:15From August 22, 2017 to October 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$8.00
Family Swim at Schreiber 205967OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
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 206656InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
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
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 206659InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 206657InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 206660InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Schreiber 206658InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$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
Open Swim at Schreiber 206975OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Schreiber 207044OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Schreiber 207289OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 22:15From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
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
Soccer at Schreiber 207707InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/08/31 21:15From August 31, 2017 to October 12, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$8.00
Storytime at Schreiber 207844InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to November 20, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:30pm
$14.00
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
Teen Leadership Club at Schreiber 208037InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:30From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Schreiber 208136InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Schreiber 208199InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Schreiber 208198InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Schreiber 208200InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
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

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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.