Hours

Park Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Day Time slot Comment
Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Description

Located in the Greater Grand Crossing community, Grand Crossing Park totals 18.77 acres and features two gymnasiums, fitness center, woodshop and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, pool, spray pool and playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, seasonal sports, senior club, Cubs Care, Inner City Sports, and officiating classes. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Grand Crossing Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire and holiday themed-events.

History

Grand Crossing Park and its surrounding community take their name from a historic train wreck which occurred less than a mile away from the site of the park. In the early 1850s, a number of railroad lines linking southern states to downtown Chicago began extending through the neighborhood. In 1853, a terrible collision between Illinois Central and Michigan Southern Railroad trains resulted in 18 deaths and 40 injuries. Public officials responded by forcing all trains to come to a complete stop at 75th Street and South Chicago Avenue, the site of the accident. Although signal lights were installed, the intersection remained dangerous until the tracks were finally elevated in 1912. Because of the extensive railroad service, the area developed early. By the 1880s, Greater Grand Crossing included numerous factories and workers' homes. The neighborhood was annexed to Chicago in 1889. The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in nearby Jackson Park spurred further growth. By 1907, the South Park Commission began efforts to create a park for the expanding population. Bolstered by the recent success of its ten revolutionary parks, the South Park Commissioners wanted to provide similar facilities for Grand Crossing, including a playground, a playing field, wading and swimming pools, and a fieldhouse. After acquiring 17 acres of land between 1908 and 1910, the South Park Commission hired the Olmsted Brothers, landscape designers of the previous neighborhood parks, to lay out Grand Crossing and three other new parks. In-house South Park Commission designers modified the Olmsteds' proposals to create a single plan for both Grand Crossing and Trumbull Parks. The plans differed only in that their orientation was reversed. The two parks also have identical classically designed fieldhouses, constructed in 1914. Since 1934, Grand Crossing Park has been part of the Chicago Park District.

Parking Directions

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

Map & Facilities

Grand Crossing Woodshop

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Hirsch High School Swimming Pool

7740 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

:
(773) 535-3100

An Allegory of Recreation | Artwork

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Clubrooms

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Court

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Baseball Field

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Fieldhouse

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Fitness Center

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Football/Soccer

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Gymnasium

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Pool

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

:
(312)747-6158

Grand Crossing Playground

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Running Track

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Spray Pool

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Tennis Court

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

Grand Crossing Volleyball Court

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

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Grand Crossing Running Track

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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An Allegory of Recreation
An Allegory of Recreation | Artwork

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Spray Pool

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Clubrooms

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Tennis Court

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Court

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Volleyball Court

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Baseball Field

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Woodshop

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Fieldhouse

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Hirsch High School Swimming Pool
Hirsch High School Swimming Pool

7740 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
United States

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(773) 535-3100
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Grand Crossing Fitness Center

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Football/Soccer

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Gymnasium

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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Grand Crossing Park Pool
Grand Crossing Pool

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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(312)747-6158
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Grand Crossing Playground

7655 S. Ingleside Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
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