Hours

Park Hours
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Description

Gross Park is a small park located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. It features four basketball standards, a junior soccer field, and an ADA accessible soft surface playground.

The staff offers soccer and basketball instructional programs, touch football, plus a soccer league for youth. In the winter we offer a drop-in afterschool program and Kiddie Kollege for the little ones. Once summer comes around we offer our popular Play Camp for the kiddos! We hope to see you at the Park.

History

In 1898, the City of Chicago purchased nearly an acre-and-a-half of property in the Lincoln Square community for use by the Department of Sewers. Fifty years later, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation established a park at the site. Initially known as Washtenaw Playlot and later Lawrence Playlot for the adjacent streets, the park was well-equipped with playground equipment, a spray pool, a sand box, a small brick recreation building, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. In 1952, the city council renamed the site in honor of Theodore A. Gross, who developed this park and countless others during his 44 years as the city's Superintendent of Playgrounds. The Chicago Park District began leasing Gross Park from the city in 1959. After making improvements in the late 1970s, the park district rehabilitated Gross Park in 1990, and updated the recreation building the following year.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Adam Kashuba,   President
Meeting Details:

2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

 

Map & Facilities

2708 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

2708 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

2708 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

2708 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

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