Euclid Park

  • 9800 S. Parnell Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60628 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Surain Stephens
  • 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: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Basketball

Euclid Basketball

Location: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Fieldhouse

Euclid Fieldhouse

Location: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Football/Soccer

Euclid Football/Soccer

Location: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Clubroom

Euclid Clubroom

Location: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Playground

Euclid Playground

Location: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Euclid Tennis Court

Euclid Tennis Court

Location: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Euclid Spay Pool

Euclid Spay Pool

Location: 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628

Summer Programs

Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1. Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

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 82241CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$100.00
Early Bird Camp at Euclid 82359CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$15.00
Extended Camp at Euclid 82438CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$15.00
Sports Camp at Euclid 87643CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83433Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83432Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83433Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83432Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83433Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83432Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83433Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Euclid 83432Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 4
Fieldhouse 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 0
Football / Soccer 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 1
Meeting/Event Space 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 3
Playgrounds 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 1 Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013
Tennis Courts 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 2
Water Spray Features 9800 S. Parnell Ave. Chicago IL 60628 1
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.