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The Park at Wrigley Field: Beyond the Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

 

The ceremonial ribbon was cut at The Park at Wrigley the same day at the Cubs first home opener night game since becoming World Series Champions. From that moment on, this open air backyard of Wrigley Field has been a bustling hub for neighbors, fans, and visitors. And though it may be baseball season, don’t expect to only find baseball centered activities at the Park.

Opening words at the Park

From Spring to late Fall, Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts wants the Park to be an “inviting public destination where neighborhood families and visitors can gather for celebratory activities whether the Cubs are at home or on the road.”

 

GAME DAY FUN

With that said, when the Cubs are playing at home, the Park at Wrigley hosts Gameday at the Park, where ticketholders can enter before or after the ballgame at no extra cost to lounge in the sun, drink local brews, or watch the game’s highlights. As kids play catch with their mitts, fans stroll in and out of the Cubs Store, Jostens Jewelry, which houses World Series collectibles, and the Trophy Room, where the 2016 Championship Trophy resides. For a bite to eat or an artisanal coffee drink, stop in at the tavern-style Brickhouse at the Park (open at 11 AM daily), the Starbucks Reserve® Bar, (both of which are open to non-ticketholders) or any one of the food trucks the typically frequent the Park on game days.

 

A SUMMER OF SPECIAL EVENTS AT PARK AT WRIGLEY

Even when the beloved Cubs aren’t playing, the Park has a plethora of weekly activities including farmers markets, community events, concerts, food and drink festivals, and much more, May through October. Wednesday mornings there are HIIT sessions led by CrossTown Fitness, Thursday mornings there’s yoga and Pilates, and on Monday nights, Run Club led by Shred415.

The Green City Market at the Park, presented by Crate and Barrel, is a weekly farmers market on select Thursday afternoons that is sure to reinforce healthy eating and supporting local producers.

For those with an artistic proclivity, there is a creative outlet at the Park. Chicago’s legendary Old Town School of Folk Music will host free morning and afternoon music programs, with local musicians and their Wiggleworms program, which promotes early childhood music education.

Additionally, another well-known institution of the neighborhood, Music Box Theatre, is exclusively partnering with the Cubs to present Movies at the Park! Six nights of Summer 2017, the Music Box Theatre will be playing free movies at sundown with preshow featuring special guests starting at 7:00 pm. Movies like The Sandlot, Blues Brothers, and Ghostbusters are all on the lineup.

Off-season at the Park at Wrigley is still up in the air. There are plans to bring an ice skating rink back to Wrigley, but stay tuned for more updates.

 

COMING SOON

Beyond the Park, but just across the street, Hotel Zachary will open in 2018. Named for the visionary Wrigley Field architect, Zachary Taylor Davis, Hotel Zachary will be a convenient haven for out-of-town fans, just steps from the front gates of Wrigley Field. Tastefully designed, the hotel will also partner with some local big time restaurant names, such as Big Star, Smoke Daddy, and West Town Bakery.

Fans, locals, visitors, and neighbors can all make use of this new plaza. With events that are both family-friendly, and adults only, the dynamic space that is the Park at Wrigley adds to the charisma of Wrigley Field.

 

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Plan your trip to the Park at Wrigley!

 

Park at Wrigley
3637 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
773-388-8260

Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613

Trophy Room at the Park
Hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-9PM, Sun 9AM-7PM; Trophy Room visitation hours are subject to the availability of the Trophy. Please check the website for daily availability.

Jostens Jewelry Store at the Park
Hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-9PM, Sun 9AM-7PM

The Cubs Store
Hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-9PM, Sun 9AM-7PM; Gamedays the store closes one hour after the game's conclusion.

Please note all hours are subject to change; visit parkatwrigley.com for the most updated times and details.

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