Harris Park

  • 6200 S. Drexel Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60637 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Gerald Washington
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-2706

Located in the Woodlawn community, Harris Park totals 2.20 acres and features a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, youth wellness center and a multi-purpose room. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after, seasonal sports, adult & youth fitness classes, aquatics, and Teen Club. On the cultural side, Harris Park offers tap, hip hop, jazz, and modern dance. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

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

History

Formerly known as Park 524, “Harris YMCA,” 6200 S. Drexel Ave., the site was renamed Harriet M. Harris Parkin 2004 as part of an effort by the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners to recognize the contributions of Chicago women. Harris was a philanthropist and the namesake of the Harriet M. Harris YWCA which operates out of the park. Harris, who grew up in the Woodlawn Community, provided funding in 1971 to build the Harris Center. Her commitment to women and children is exemplified in more than 30 years of initiatives sponsored by the Harris Family Fund and Harris Bank.

This park is located in the Woodlawn Community area.

Parking/Directions

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

Woodlawn Heroes

Woodlawn Heroes (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Harris Fieldhouse

Harris Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Hours: , ,

Harris Youth Fitness Arcade

Harris Youth Fitness Arcade

Location Notes: Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Harris Fitness Center

Harris Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Harris Gymnasium

Harris Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Harris Auditorium & Clubrooms

Harris Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Harris Playground

Harris PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155996InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156001InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 15:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156004InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155995InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156000InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 15:15From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155992InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155997InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 15:15From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156005InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 23:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156002InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/25 14:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Family Swim at Harris 156706OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Harris 157157InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Harris 157413OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
TEAM Sports at Harris 158320InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Swim at Harris 158421OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Youth Swim at Harris 158754OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Harris 164816OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164887InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164888InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164889InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164895InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164890InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164892InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 14:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164893InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 15:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164894InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164896InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 14:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164891InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164884InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 14:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164885InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 15:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 164886InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:45From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 164958InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 164961InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 164960InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 164962InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:45From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 164959InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Boot Camp at Harris 165443InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Boot Camp at Harris 165444InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 165538InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Cross Training at Harris 165669InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Cross Training at Harris 165670InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Family Swim at Harris 165861OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/24 20:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Harris 166706OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166801InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/19 21:00From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166802InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/19 22:00From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166798InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166792InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166794InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166800InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/21 13:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166796InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166795InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166797InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/23 13:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166791InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166799InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 166793InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 167249InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$22.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 167251InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$22.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 167250InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$22.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 167252InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2016/09/23 13:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$22.00
TEAM sports at Harris 168250InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Harris 168686InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Harris 169191OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0

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Located in the Woodlawn community, Harris Park totals 2.20 acres and features a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, youth wellness center and a multi-purpose room. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after, seasonal sports, adult & youth fitness classes, aquatics, and Teen Club. On the cultural side, Harris Park offers tap, hip hop, jazz, and modern dance. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

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

Formerly known as Park 524, “Harris YMCA,” 6200 S. Drexel Ave., the site was renamed Harriet M. Harris Parkin 2004 as part of an effort by the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners to recognize the contributions of Chicago women. Harris was a philanthropist and the namesake of the Harriet M. Harris YWCA which operates out of the park. Harris, who grew up in the Woodlawn Community, provided funding in 1971 to build the Harris Center. Her commitment to women and children is exemplified in more than 30 years of initiatives sponsored by the Harris Family Fund and Harris Bank.

This park is located in the Woodlawn Community area.

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