Schreiber Playground Park

  • 1552 W. Schreiber Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Irma Rizzo
  • 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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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 155937OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/07/05 13:15From July 5, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9am
$0
Youth Swim at Schreiber 158760OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 9:30am
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 9:30am
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 9:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 9:30am
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Conditioning at Schreiber 165637InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$0
Cross Country at Schreiber 165665InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/08/30 21:15From August 30, 2016 to October 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Homework Time at Schreiber 184620InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$0
Kiddie College at Schreiber 166682InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$21.00
Little Artists at Schreiber 166931InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 15:15From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 10:45am
$13.00
Little Artists at Schreiber 184617InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$13.00
Music and Movement at Schreiber 167093InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016
$13.00
Pre-Teen Club at Schreiber 184622OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Soccer at Schreiber 168056InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/08 21:15From September 8, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Storytime at Schreiber 184618InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$13.00
Teen Leadership Club at Schreiber 184624InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0

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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.