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.  

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.

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.

Circle of Nature

Circle of Nature (1)

Location Notes: Field house exterior

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

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.

Closed until further notice.

Notice Valid From: 4/18/2016 - 4/30/2019

Warren Park Community Garden

Warren Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Warren Park - Frutas Marias

Warren Park - Frutas Marias

Location: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (773)615-8272

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

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.

Descriptors: Grass

Warren Gymnasium

Warren Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Warren Ice Rink

Warren Ice Rink

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Phone: (773)761-8663

Descriptors: Outdoor

Warren Clubroom

Warren Clubroom

Location Notes: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Warren Playground- NW

Warren Playground- NWAccessible (1)

Location: 2350 W. Pratt Blvd.

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

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014 - Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Warren Playground-NE

Warren Playground-NEAccessible (1)

Location: 2050 W. Pratt Blvd.

Location Notes: W. Columbia Ave adjacent to golf course

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Warren Playground-SW

Warren Playground-SWAccessible (1)

Location: 6650 N. Claremont Ave.

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

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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.

Events

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 222202InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Badminton League at Warren 205114Team_LeagueSports - Badminton18 and upCoed2017/09/10 14:30From September 10, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 2pm
$80.00
Ballet - Beginner at Warren 222201InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 205301OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 6pm
Each Friday from 10am to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Warren 205302OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 205302OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 225837OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2017/10/31 21:00October 31, 2017
Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Warren 205300OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/11/10 16:00November 10, 2017
Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Warren 205303OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/11/24 16:00November 24, 2017
Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Warren 224206OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 205297OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 224204OpenSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
$5.00
Basketball League at Warren 205422Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to March 6, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Basketball League at Warren 225698Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/28 00:15From September 27, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 10:30pm
$125.00
Basketball League at Warren 222206Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to March 8, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Cardio Beats at Warren 222223InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$25.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Warren 205666InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 11Female2017/09/13 21:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Creative Drama at Warren 205741InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 22:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Dodgeball at Warren 222219InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 21:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Dodgeball League at Warren 222218Individual_LeagueSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$18.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Warren 206448InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$100.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Warren 206458Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to May 24, 2018$300.00
Little Artists at Warren 224202InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1y 8m but less than 3Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$18.00
Racquetball - Open at Warren 207297OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 28, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
$13.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 207332InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 11Female2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 207331InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Senior Citizens Club at Warren 222225OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 1pm
$0
Soccer at Warren 222220InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 19:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Soccer League at Warren 222226Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to March 10, 2018
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
$26.00
Soccer League at Warren 222227Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to March 10, 2018
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
$26.00
Sport Art & Dart at Warren 207803InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$18.00
Storybook Adventures at Warren 222228InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 19:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Storytime & Crafts at Warren 222222InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Team Gymnastics at Warren 207928InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Female2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Warren 208105InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 19:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$18.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 208265InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Warren 222224InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$0
Volleyball League at Warren 208486Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 15Female2017/09/25 21:00From September 25, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 8pm
$28.00
Walking Club at Warren 224208OpenWellness - Walking55 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 9:30am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Warren 212782InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2018 to March 22, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$100.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Warren 218661InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2018 to May 24, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$100.00

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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.  

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.

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.