Warren Park

  • 6601 N. Western Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60645 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: DianaLynn Schliz
  • 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

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

Warren Baseball

Warren Baseball

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Basketball

Warren Basketball

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Batting Cages

Warren Batting Cages

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Closed for repairs.

Warren Park Community Garden

Warren Park Community Garden

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Warren Park - Frutas Marias

Warren Park - Frutas Marias

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Fieldhouse

Warren Fieldhouse

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Fitness Course

Warren Fitness Course

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Located on the Pratt side of park

Warren Football/Soccer

Warren Football/Soccer

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Gymnasium

Warren Gymnasium

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Ice Rink

Warren Ice Rink

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: (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.

Descriptors: Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink

Warren Clubroom

Warren Clubroom

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Warren Playground

Warren Playground

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Racquetball Courts

Warren Racquetball Courts

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Tennis Court

Warren Tennis Court

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Art & ABCs at Warren 92023InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Badminton at Warren 111326Team_LeagueSports - Badminton18 and upCoedFrom October 5, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 2:30pm
$70.00
Basketball at Warren 92354InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19MaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Basketball at Warren 92353InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Basketball at Warren 92352InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$10.00
Basketball League at Warren 92377Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Basketball League at Warren 92378Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Basketball Tournament at Warren 111325TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 16MaleFrom 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
$30.00
Dodgeball at Warren 92770InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Warren 110179InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Warren 92958InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at Warren 110178InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
Gymnastics at Warren 93086InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9FemaleFrom September 22, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Gymnastics at Warren 93085InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 15FemaleFrom September 22, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$10.00
Kiddie College - Fall, Winter, Spring at Warren 93511InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to May 22, 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
$300.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Warren 93813InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Warren 93878InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$10.00
Photography - Film at Warren 112106InstructionCulture and Arts - Photography18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$84.00
Racquetball Open at Warren 94255OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
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 94254OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
$10.00
Soccer at Warren 94587InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$20.00
Soccer League at Warren 111210Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Soccer League at Warren 111211Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Storytime at Warren 94725InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Team Gymnastics at Warren 94789InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15FemaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:15pm
Free
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 93094InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 95249InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
$10.00
Volleyball League at Warren 95437Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 15FemaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Young Scientist at Warren 110176InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00

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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.

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.

 

 

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. 0 Closed for repairs.
Community Gardens 6601 N. Western Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Concessions Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave. 0
Cricket Fields 0
Fieldhouse 6601 N. Western Ave. 0
Fitness Courses 6601 N. Western Ave. 1 Located on the Pratt side of park
Football / Soccer 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.