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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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
Park Kids - Fall at Euclid 167280InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:45pm
$10.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Euclid 167349Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2016 to May 1, 2017$30.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Euclid 167852InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0

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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.