Euclid Park

  • 9800 S. Parnell Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60628 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Leonard Langdon
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6124

Located in the Washington Heights community area, Euclid Park totals 5.63 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers two baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our fields.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, cheerleading and Pom Pom. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Euclid Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

History

In the 1920s, as the Washington Heights community area was experiencing a building boom, the Fernwood Park District decided to create a new park before it was too late to acquire vacant land. Serving a neighborhood that was once the old Village of Fernwood, the park district had formed in 1908. In 1925, after canvassing local property owners on the most desirable park location, the district acquired a 5-and-a-half acre site. Although there were limited funds for improving the property, the local community helped out. As ballfields were being laid out in 1926, the Fernwood Community Association donated lumber for the back-stop. An area real estate office structure was moved into the new park for use as a small recreation building. Originally named Fernwood Commons, the site likely became known as Euclid Park to avoid confusion with nearby Fernwood and Fernwood Parkway Parks. Making reference to the ancient Greek mathematician who wrote the "Elements," Euclid Park's name was derived from the surrounding subdivision, O'Dell's Addition to Euclid Park. In 1934, Euclid Park became part of the Chicago Park District when all 22 of the city's independent park commissions were consolidated into a single agency. After improving the park's landscape and adding tennis courts, the newly-formed park district began offering glass blowing, model airplane-making, and other crafts classes in Euclid Park's small building. In 1960, the park was fully rehabilitated and its original structure was replaced with a new fieldhouse. In the late 1970s, the City of Chicago created the Euclid Park Connector by converting a stretch of South Wallace Avenue into parkland. This greenspace provides an attractive and safe connection between Medgar Evers Elementary School and Euclid Park.

Parking/Directions

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

Euclid Baseball

Euclid Baseball

Location Notes: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Basketball

Euclid Basketball

Location Notes: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Fieldhouse

Euclid Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Hours: ,

Euclid Football/Soccer

Euclid Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Descriptors: Grass

Euclid Clubroom

Euclid Clubroom

Location Notes: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Playground

Euclid PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2013, Chicago Plays Renovation

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Euclid Tennis Court

Euclid Tennis Court

Location Notes: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Spay Pool

Euclid Spay Pool

Location Notes: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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
Day Camp at Euclid 156407CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$107.00
Early Bird Camp at Euclid 156526CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$17.00
Extended Camp at Euclid 156615CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$17.00
Sports Camp at Euclid 158221CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$7.00

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Description

Located in the Washington Heights community area, Euclid Park totals 5.63 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers two baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our fields.

Park-goers can participate in Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, cheerleading and Pom Pom. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Euclid Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

In the 1920s, as the Washington Heights community area was experiencing a building boom, the Fernwood Park District decided to create a new park before it was too late to acquire vacant land. Serving a neighborhood that was once the old Village of Fernwood, the park district had formed in 1908. In 1925, after canvassing local property owners on the most desirable park location, the district acquired a 5-and-a-half acre site. Although there were limited funds for improving the property, the local community helped out. As ballfields were being laid out in 1926, the Fernwood Community Association donated lumber for the back-stop. An area real estate office structure was moved into the new park for use as a small recreation building. Originally named Fernwood Commons, the site likely became known as Euclid Park to avoid confusion with nearby Fernwood and Fernwood Parkway Parks. Making reference to the ancient Greek mathematician who wrote the "Elements," Euclid Park's name was derived from the surrounding subdivision, O'Dell's Addition to Euclid Park. In 1934, Euclid Park became part of the Chicago Park District when all 22 of the city's independent park commissions were consolidated into a single agency. After improving the park's landscape and adding tennis courts, the newly-formed park district began offering glass blowing, model airplane-making, and other crafts classes in Euclid Park's small building. In 1960, the park was fully rehabilitated and its original structure was replaced with a new fieldhouse. In the late 1970s, the City of Chicago created the Euclid Park Connector by converting a stretch of South Wallace Avenue into parkland. This greenspace provides an attractive and safe connection between Medgar Evers Elementary School and Euclid Park.

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