Warren Park

  • 6601 N. Western Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60645 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: DianaLynn Schliz
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-6314

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

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Circle of Nature

Circle of Nature (1)

Location Notes: Field house exterior

Descriptors: Playground Art

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-NE

Warren Playground-NE

Location Notes: W. Columbia Ave adjacent to golf course

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.

Hours: , , ,

Warren Tennis Court

Warren Tennis Court

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Basketball League at Warren 125494Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/29 21:00From September 29, 2015 to March 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$30.00
Basketball League at Warren 125495Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/29 23:00From September 29, 2015 to March 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Warren 148318Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to May 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
$351.00
Soccer League at Warren 128006Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/10/08 21:00From October 8, 2015 to March 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$30.00
Soccer League at Warren 128007Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/10/08 23:00From October 8, 2015 to March 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Warren 150677OpenSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 14Female2016/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 150674OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$6.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 150676OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2016/02/12 20:00February 12, 2016
Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Basketball at Warren 150671InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball League at Warren 150678Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Male2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$75.00
Basketball League at Warren 136813Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 2pm
$250.00
Basketball League at Warren 136814Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$20.00
Basketball League at Warren 136812Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/01/16 00:30From January 15, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Warren 150673InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$11.00
Dino Diggers at Warren 136420InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Dodgeball at Warren 137229InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 23:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$11.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Warren 137246PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 17:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 23, 2016
$130.00
Family Skate at Warren 137282OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 23:30From November 28, 2015 to February 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Warren 137377InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2016 to March 14, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Hockey Winter Classic League at Warren 152706Team_LeagueSports - HockeyLess than 13Male2016/02/15 15:00February 15, 2016
Monday from 9am to 1pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Warren 137641OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/02/15 19:00February 15, 2016
Monday from 1pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137667OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/29 18:00From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137663OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137663OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137663OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137664OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137664OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137665OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/27 19:30From November 27, 2015 to February 26, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 25, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Warren 137666OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 19:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$4.00
Kickball at Warren 150672InstructionSports - KickballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Warren 137800InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 18, 2016
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
$117.00
Music and Movement at Warren 138068InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Warren 138334InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$11.00
Pond Hockey at Warren 138505OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 23, 2016
$7.00
Racquetball - Open at Warren 138529OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2016/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Racquetball - Open at Warren 138528OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2016/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
$11.00
Rat Hockey at Warren 138543OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/11/30 00:30From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Warren 138542OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/12/02 01:30From December 1, 2015 to February 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 138573InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Female2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 138572InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$11.00
Soccer at Warren 138941InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 20:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$21.00
Stick & Puck at Warren 139012OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Team Gymnastics at Warren 139103InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:15pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 139478InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 150675InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$11.00

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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.