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.

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

Location Notes: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Notes: M-F, 9-9pm; Sa, 9-5pm; Su, Closed Sign up for a membership

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 Playground

Location Notes: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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 I - Water Walking at Harris 104875InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 16:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Harris 104876InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Harris 104878InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Harris 104877InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104910InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 14:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104918InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104917InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104913InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 14:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104916InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104909InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 16:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104912InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 14:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104919InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104914InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 14:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104920InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104908InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 16:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104911InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 14:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104915InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 130887InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 104921InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Boot Camp at Harris 121763InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Boot Camp at Harris 121764InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 105568InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Cross Training at Harris 121766InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Cross Training at Harris 121767InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Dance - Tap at Harris 130915InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Dance - Tap at Harris 130917InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Family Swim at Harris 105832OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Lap Swim at Harris 130663OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
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 106426InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/03/30 13:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106427InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106432InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106430InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/01 13:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106428InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106429InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106431InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106434InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106435InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 106433InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 106937InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 59Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$21.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 106938InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 59Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 106936InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 59Coed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$21.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 106939InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 59Coed2015/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2015 to May 1, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$21.00
Step Aerobics at Harris 107635InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Step Aerobics at Harris Cancelled121765InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
TEAM Sports at Harris 107782InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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 I at Harris 107999InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$32.00
Youth Swim at Harris 106834OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
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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Description

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.