Warren Park

  • 6601 N. Western Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60645 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: DianaLynn Schliz
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-6314
Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve-9am-3pm. December 22nd thru 26th-9am-5pm December 29-January 2nd-9-5pm

With nearly 90 acres of parkland, Warren Park is the North Region’s largest park featuring a number of special attractions for every season of the year. For youth and teens, the park has baseball, basketball and soccer programs. For the little ones the park offers preschool programs and tumbling classes.  Warren Park’s unique programming includes black/white photography classes and darkroom access.

Fitness enthusiasts can hop onto a paved path that winds throughout the park for walking, jogging or biking. Golf-lovers head to the Robert A. Black nine-hole golf course and golf putting practice area located on the northeast end of the park.

Warren also boasts a racquetball court open for play on weekdays,Tues-Thurs. 12:30pm-6:30pm pm; Fri. and Sat. 9:30am -1:30pm for $10 per hour.

In the winter months, Warren Park boasts the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink for skating. This winter, the ice rink will operate (weather permitting) from Thanksgiving weekend (Friday) until February. Call (773) 761-8663 for skate fees, times, and rental information. If it gets a little chilly...no worries we have a toasty warming house. Restrooms are also available at the rink.

 

History

Warren Park was created in the 1970s, born of both conflict and cooperation. The controversy began in 1965 when real estate developers offered to purchase the 94-acre private Edgewater Golf Club for $7.6 million from its members. Soon after the community learned that the buyers wanted to build high-rise apartments and a large shopping center on the site, a coalition of local groups known as the Allied North Side Community Organizations launched a major campaign to save the land as open space. Despite the strong community objection, however, the City re-zoned the site in 1968 to allow development to move forward. When the city failed to support the park scheme, the commuity groups solicited the support of the State Government. In 1969, Governor Ogilvie signed a bill to make the private golf course into a state park. The governor announced that this would be "the first major state park in Illinois created in an urban area. By bringing a park to the people, instead of requiring them to go to a distant park, we shall mark an historic turning point in the battle to preserve open lands." The State of Illinois acquired approximately one-third of the property for $8 million the following year. In 1971, the state officially named the park in honor of Laurence C. Warren (1923-1970), a key figure in the fight to save the golf course as open space. The son of German Jewish immigrants, Warren was a succesful attorney and community leader. He was a past president of the North Town Community Council, and chairman of the Allied North Side Community Orgnizations. Governor Ogilvie said "while the new name of this great urban park memorializes a single community leader, it symbolizes the remarkable partnership that saved most of the former club for the public." Despite the progress in creating a state park, plans to develop the remaining golf course acreage continued, and community opposition stayed strong. To save the rest of the golf course land as open space, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners agreed to condemn the remaining 32-acre site in 1972. The state transferred its property to the park district in 1975. In the late 1970s, the Chicago Park District began a major construction project for the park which included a field house, playground, ball fields, and a nine-hole golf course. In 1980, Warren Park's golf course was officially dedicated in honor of Robert A. Black (1896-1978), Chief Engineer to the Chicago Park District for more than thirty years.

Parking/Directions

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

Warren Baseball

Warren Baseball

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Basketball

Warren Basketball

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Batting Cages

Warren Batting Cages

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Closed for repairs.

Warren Park Community Garden

Warren Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Warren Park - Frutas Marias

Warren Park - Frutas Marias

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (773)615-8272

Warren Fieldhouse

Warren Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Hours: , ,

Warren Fitness Course

Warren Fitness Course

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Located on the Pratt side of park

Warren Football/Soccer

Warren Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Gymnasium

Warren Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Clubroom

Warren Clubroom

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Warren Playground- NW

Warren Playground- NW

Location Notes: Corner of Pratt Ave. and Western Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014 - Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Warren Playground-SW

Warren Playground-SW

Location Notes: SW side of park off of Western Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Warren Racquetball Courts

Warren Racquetball Courts

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Tennis Court

Warren Tennis Court

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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
Basketball Tournament at Warren 111325TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 16Male2014/12/15 22:30From December 15, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 9pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Warren 98638InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 112892OpenSports - BasketballAnyCoed2014/12/22 16:00From December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Warren 112891OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to February 2, 2015
Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th weeks of each month
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015
$5.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 98989OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
$5.00
Basketball at Warren 98990InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 27, 2015
$10.00
Basketball at Warren 98991InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$10.00
Basketball League at Warren 99043Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2015/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
$245.00
Basketball League at Warren 99044Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
$20.00
Basketball League at Warren 99045Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
$20.00
Basketball League at Warren 113179Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/01/17 00:30From January 16, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 27, 2015
$0
Dodgeball at Warren 99446InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 23:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Warren 113176InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Drop In Learn to Skate at Warren 100130PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/11/29 17:45From November 29, 2014 to February 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
$130.00
Family Skate at Warren 99488OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/11/29 23:30From November 29, 2014 to February 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Warren 99693InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 20:15From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Warren 99642InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
$10.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Warren 114062OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/12/29 18:00From December 29, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 5pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 5pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 5pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 5pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Warren 99908OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/12/22 18:00From December 22, 2014 to December 24, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 5pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 5pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 5pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Warren 114060OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/02/16 18:00February 16, 2015
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Warren 99907OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/01/19 21:00January 19, 2015
Monday from 3pm to 7pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99906OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/11/30 18:00From November 30, 2014 to March 1, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99901OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2014 to February 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99901OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2014 to February 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99901OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2014 to February 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99902OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/12/04 21:00From December 4, 2014 to February 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99902OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/12/04 21:00From December 4, 2014 to February 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99903OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/11/28 19:30From November 28, 2014 to February 27, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
$3.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 99904OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/11/29 19:00From November 29, 2014 to February 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$3.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Warren 112483InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1pm
$100.00
Little Artists at Warren 114096InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 19:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
$10.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Warren 99459InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Warren 100482InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 27, 2015
$10.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Warren 100416InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/17 16:30From January 17, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
$10.00
Photography - Film at Warren 100981InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$84.00
Pond Hockey at Warren 101047OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/11/29 16:45From November 29, 2014 to February 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
$7.00
Racquetball - Open at Warren 101073OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Racquetball - Open at Warren 101072OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
$10.00
Rat Hockey at Warren 114049OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2014/12/01 00:30From November 30, 2014 to March 1, 2015
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Warren 114042OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2014/12/03 01:30From December 2, 2014 to February 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 99762InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 9, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 99761InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 15Female2015/01/05 23:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
$10.00
Soccer at Warren 101480InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
$10.00
Soccer at Warren 101481InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 23:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
$10.00
Soccer at Warren 101482InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:15From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
$20.00
Soccer League at Warren 113177Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
$20.00
Soccer League at Warren 113178Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
$20.00
Stick & Puck at Warren 101548OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2014/11/29 16:00From November 29, 2014 to February 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Team Gymnastics at Warren 101627InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 101995InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 101994InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/17 15:30From January 17, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
$10.00
Young Scientist at Warren 113180InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
$10.00

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With nearly 90 acres of parkland, Warren Park is the North Region’s largest park featuring a number of special attractions for every season of the year. For youth and teens, the park has baseball, basketball and soccer programs. For the little ones the park offers preschool programs and tumbling classes.  Warren Park’s unique programming includes black/white photography classes and darkroom access.

Fitness enthusiasts can hop onto a paved path that winds throughout the park for walking, jogging or biking. Golf-lovers head to the Robert A. Black nine-hole golf course and golf putting practice area located on the northeast end of the park.

Warren also boasts a racquetball court open for play on weekdays,Tues-Thurs. 12:30pm-6:30pm pm; Fri. and Sat. 9:30am -1:30pm for $10 per hour.

In the winter months, Warren Park boasts the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink for skating. This winter, the ice rink will operate (weather permitting) from Thanksgiving weekend (Friday) until February. Call (773) 761-8663 for skate fees, times, and rental information. If it gets a little chilly...no worries we have a toasty warming house. Restrooms are also available at the rink.

 

Warren Park was created in the 1970s, born of both conflict and cooperation. The controversy began in 1965 when real estate developers offered to purchase the 94-acre private Edgewater Golf Club for $7.6 million from its members. Soon after the community learned that the buyers wanted to build high-rise apartments and a large shopping center on the site, a coalition of local groups known as the Allied North Side Community Organizations launched a major campaign to save the land as open space. Despite the strong community objection, however, the City re-zoned the site in 1968 to allow development to move forward. When the city failed to support the park scheme, the commuity groups solicited the support of the State Government. In 1969, Governor Ogilvie signed a bill to make the private golf course into a state park. The governor announced that this would be "the first major state park in Illinois created in an urban area. By bringing a park to the people, instead of requiring them to go to a distant park, we shall mark an historic turning point in the battle to preserve open lands." The State of Illinois acquired approximately one-third of the property for $8 million the following year. In 1971, the state officially named the park in honor of Laurence C. Warren (1923-1970), a key figure in the fight to save the golf course as open space. The son of German Jewish immigrants, Warren was a succesful attorney and community leader. He was a past president of the North Town Community Council, and chairman of the Allied North Side Community Orgnizations. Governor Ogilvie said "while the new name of this great urban park memorializes a single community leader, it symbolizes the remarkable partnership that saved most of the former club for the public." Despite the progress in creating a state park, plans to develop the remaining golf course acreage continued, and community opposition stayed strong. To save the rest of the golf course land as open space, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners agreed to condemn the remaining 32-acre site in 1972. The state transferred its property to the park district in 1975. In the late 1970s, the Chicago Park District began a major construction project for the park which included a field house, playground, ball fields, and a nine-hole golf course. In 1980, Warren Park's golf course was officially dedicated in honor of Robert A. Black (1896-1978), Chief Engineer to the Chicago Park District for more than thirty years.

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