Community members enjoying a day in the playground at Brooks Park
Community members enjoying a day in the playground.
Are you ready for some football? Check out Brooks Park.
Are you ready for some football?
Brooks Boxing Center
Brooks Boxing Center
Group photo of Girls at Brooks Park
Girls Tie Dying t-shirts at Brooks Park
Girls enjoying hula hoop fun at Brooks Park
Location:

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

Supervisor: Tom Broderick
Phone Numbers: Main (773) 631-4401

 

Hours

Park Hours
Weekday Time slot Comment
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
Weekday Time slot Comment
Sunday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am-2:30 pm

Description

Located in the Edison Park community on Harlem Avenue, just south of Touhy Avenue, Brooks Park totals 9.16 acres is the most northwestern park in the Chicago Park District. At nearly nine acres, the park features a number of sports and recreational activities, including an established boxing program for youth, teens, and adults.

The athletes compete in an annual boxing show each November at the park. Youth can choose from basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, and dodgeball. Or, they can participate in art classes. Brooks Park also serves a large population of young preschoolers in its Edison Park community area, with sports, playgroup, preschool, and moms, pops and tots programs that include parents. Adults stay active in pickleball, boxing and basketball programs at Brooks Park, or popular softball or basketball leagues.

Brooks Park contains two baseball fields, one soccer/football field, two tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a water spray feature, and playground.

History

Brooks Park is among the four parks created by the Edison Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Established in 1913, the Edison Park District was still developing parks in the early 1930s. During the preceding decade, the population of the Edison Park neighborhood had increased from 950 to over 5,000 people, but the area's fine homes were still interspersed with farmland. In 1931, the Edison Park District purchased a 2.7-acre tract of open land in the eastern portion of its territory. Also, in 1931 the park site was named Brooks Park in honor of Edison Park District President Oscar E. Brooks (1869--), a prominent local resident and general contractor, who had served as village trustee for five years before becoming a park board member in 1920. By the fall of 1932, improvements were under way at Brooks Park. The site soon had tennis courts, a wading pool, a playground, a trellis-like pergola, and a lawn area that could be flooded for ice-skating in winter.

Within a few short years, the park became part of the newly created Chicago Park District.  The Chicago Park District continued acquiring land for this park from 1949 until 1957 as additional land east of the original park site was acquired and the streets within the park boundary were vacated and incorporated into the park, this land acquisition nearly tripled the park's size. Improvements followed in subsequent years. These included ball fields, a small recreation building, a spray pool, and bocci courts. The Park District constructed a new fieldhouse at the east end of Brooks Park in 1979, replacing the original recreation building near the west end. A new soft surface playground was installed in 1992.

Advisory Council

Contact: Michael Powers,   President
Meeting Details:

3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Parking/Directions

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

Map & Facilities

Brooks Baseball Field

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Basketball

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Boxing

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Clubroom

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Fieldhouse

7100 N Harlem Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Football/Soccer

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Gymnasium

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Horseshoe

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Playground

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Tennis

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Water Spray Feature

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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Brooks Water Spray Feature

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Brooks Baseball Field

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
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Brooks Basketball

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
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Brooks Boxing
Brooks Boxing

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
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Brooks Clubroom

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
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Brook Park Fieldhouse
Brooks Fieldhouse

7100 N Harlem Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
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Football/Soccer field at Brooks Park
Brooks Football/Soccer

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Brooks Gymnasium

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
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Brooks Horseshoe

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
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Brooks Playground
Brooks Playground

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
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Brooks Tennis

7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
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