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 seasonal sports, adult & youth fitness classes, along with aquatic programs. 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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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
Lap Swim at Harris 173476OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to April 1, 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
TEAM sports at Harris 174746InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 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
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adaptive Swimming at Harris 192779InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Harris 178202InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 16:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Harris 178203InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/05 15:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Harris 178205InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/05 16:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Harris 178204InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 16:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178246InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178254InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178253InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178249InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/04 14:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178252InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178245InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178248InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/05 14:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178255InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178250InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/06 14:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178256InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178244InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 16:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178247InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 14:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178251InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 15:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 178257InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Boot Camp at Harris 178805InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Boot Camp at Harris 178806InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 178919InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$14.00
Cross Training at Harris 179026InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Cross Training at Harris 179027InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$19.00
Family Swim at Harris 179203OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/08 21:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Lap Swim at Harris 179829OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 17, 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 Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179919InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179920InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179925InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179923InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/05 13:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179921InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179922InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179924InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/07 13:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179927InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179928InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 179926InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 180338InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$24.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 180339InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$24.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 180340InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 13:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$24.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 180337InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 22:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$24.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 192816InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 13:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$24.00
TEAM Sports at Harris 181347InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harris 181616InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Harris 182184OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
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 2:15pm to 3:45pm
$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 seasonal sports, adult & youth fitness classes, along with aquatic programs. 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.