Chicago Park District
Warren Park Fieldhouse

Welcome to Warren Park!

 
Congrats to Rami Abushhab - Warren Park Junior Citizen!

Congrats to Rami Abushhab - Warren Park Junior Citizen!

 
Congrats to Salim Omar - Warren Park Junior Citizen!

Congrats to Salim Omar - Warren Park Junior Citizen!

 
Photography Classes at Warren Park
 
Warren Park Playground

Warren Park Playground

 
Warren Park Gymnasium

Warren Park Gymnasium

 
Check out the gymnastics program.

Check out the gymnastics program.

 
Teen Basketball Team at Warren Park
 
Teen Basketball at Warren Park

Teen Basketball League.

 
Girls Volleyball League at Warren Park

Girls Volleyball League

 
Warren Park Girl Tumblers at Citywide Meet

Tumblers at Citywide Meet

 
Teen Basketball League at Warren Park

Intense game of hoops!

 

Warren Park

6601 N. Western Ave. Chicago IL 60645

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse; M -F 9am-9pm Sa 9am-3pm Su 9:30am-2pm

Park Supervisor:
DianaLynn Schliz

(773) 262-6314

 
 
 

Description

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.

In spring, the baseball batting cages open to the public. At the five-station cage, choose from a variety of speeds that range from 30 to 70 mph baseball style of play. The batting cages cost $1 for 15 pitches (tokens available inside the fieldhouse). Weathering permitting, the cages are open May-Mid-July. The hours of operation are Monday & Tuesday, Closed; Wednesday-Friday, 4 -7:30 pm; Saturday/Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00pm. Bring own bat and helmet.

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.

 

Girls Tumbling in the Parks! Photo Gallery
Tumbling in the Parks! More than 300 girls recently competed in the north region girls tumbling meet at Warren Park. Check out some of the highlights... Read more
 
MAY
15
Senior Luncheon - North Region
Event's details
May 15, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
6601 N. Western Ave. Chicago IL 60645


 
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
 
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 6601 N. Western Ave. 5
Basketball Court - Outdoor 6601 N. Western Ave. 4
Batting Cages 6601 N. Western Ave. 1 Five-station cage. Mon & Tues, Closed; Wed-Fri, 4 -7:30 pm; Sat/Sun 10am - 3pm. Bring own bat and helmet.Closed for season.
Community Gardens 6601 N. Western Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Concessions Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave. 1 Food & Beverage, 2pm - 8pm, 773.593.0133
Concessions Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave. 1 Food & Beverage, 2pm - 8pm, 773.615.8272
Fieldhouse 6601 N. Western Ave. 0
Fitness Courses 6601 N. Western Ave. 1 Located on the Pratt side of park
Football / Soccer - Grass 6601 N. Western Ave. 3
Gymnasiums 6601 N. Western Ave. 1
Ice Rinks 6601 N. Western Ave. Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink 1 (773) 761-8663; SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 10-10:45 am stick & puck; 10:45-11:30 am pond hockey; 11:45 am-12:30 pm learn to skate; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm open skate, Su: 12-6 pm open skate; 6:30 - 8 pm rat hockey View fees and more info.
Meeting/Event Space 6601 N. Western Ave. 1 Clubroom
Playgrounds 6601 N. Western Ave. 3
Racquetball Courts 6601 N. Western Ave. 2
Tennis Courts 6601 N. Western Ave. 8
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.

 

 

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