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

Robert A. Black Golf Course (9)

Robert A. Black Golf Course (9) (1)

Location: 2045 W. Pratt Blvd

Phone: (312) 742-7931

Notes: 9 Hole Course | 2,339 yeard, par 33 | Managed by Billy Casper Golf

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.

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Warren 166657Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to May 18, 2017$285.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Warren 172731InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Ballet - Beginner at Warren 189341InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 189349OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Basketball League at Warren 172290Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Sunday, January 22, 2017
$75.00
Basketball League at Warren 172288Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2017/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Sunday, January 22, 2017
$260.00
Basketball League at Warren 187407Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:15pm
$21.00
Basketball League at Warren 187408Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Basketball League at Warren 172287Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Warren 187436InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Basketball Skills at Warren 187437InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Warren 187429InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 14Female2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Warren 187428InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Warren 189342InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/19 19:15From January 19, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Warren 173423InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$95.00
Kiddie College at Warren 189335InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$95.00
Little Artists at Warren 191873InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$16.00
Martial Arts at Warren 189345InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/18 22:30From January 18, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$45.00
Martial Arts at Warren 189346InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/18 23:45From January 18, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Warren 189344InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Racquetball - Open at Warren 174148OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
$14.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 174187InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 174186InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Soccer at Warren 174551InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Soccer at Warren 189336InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Soccer at Warren 189337InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:45From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$17.00
Soccer League at Warren 187441Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/14 15:15From January 14, 2017 to March 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11:30am
$22.00
Soccer League at Warren 187440Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$22.00
Team Gymnastics at Warren 174733InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Warren 187430InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$23.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 175121InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$17.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Warren 189339InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$17.00
Volleyball - Open at Warren 172131OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Walking Club at Warren Cancelled189338OpenWellness - Walking18 and upMale2017/01/16 17:45From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Ballet - Beginner at Warren 193328InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:15From April 3, 2017 to May 22, 2017
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 178634OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Male2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Basketball - Open at Warren 178635OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Basketball Skills at Warren 178738InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$18.00
Basketball Skills at Warren 178737InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Warren 193330InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 7 but less than 13Female2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Creative Drama at Warren 193331InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 21:15From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Warren 198268InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:15From April 7, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Warren 180090InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:15From April 6, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$18.00
Improvisation at Warren 198274InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 22:15From April 7, 2017 to May 19, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$18.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Warren 179779InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$95.00
Little Artist at Warren 198261InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to May 22, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$18.00
Racquetball - Open at Warren 180653OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
$13.00
Racquetball at Warren 198271InstructionSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 1:30pm
$13.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 180679InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 11Female2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at Warren 198570InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/04/05 21:45From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Science of Superheroes at Warren 198264InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 19:00From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$18.00
Science of Superheroes at Warren 193332InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 22:15From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$18.00
Soccer at Warren 198258InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:00From April 6, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$18.00
Soccer League at Warren 181093Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$18.00
Soccer League at Warren 181094Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$18.00
Storytime & Crafts at Warren 198263InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:15From April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$18.00
T-Ball at Warren 198267InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$18.00
Team Gymnastics at Warren 181335InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Warren 181742InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to May 22, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$18.00
Trash to Treasure at Warren 198266InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:15From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$18.00
Volleyball - Open at Warren 181976OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to May 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Walking Club at Warren 198277OpenWellness - Walking18 and upMale2017/04/04 18:15From April 4, 2017 to May 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday 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.  

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.