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

Harris Park Pool

Harris Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)747-2795

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

1/9 - 3/19 Harris Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 11/28/2016 - 3/20/2017

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171779InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171780InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171781InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171787InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171782InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171789InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171784InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 15:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171785InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171786InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 17:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171788InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171783InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171790InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171776InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171777InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 171778InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 171849InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 171851InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 171850InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Basketball Skills at Harris 172299InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Basketball Skills at Harris 172300InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Boot Camp at Harris 172391InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Boot Camp at Harris 172392InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 172513InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$13.00
Cross Training at Harris 172625InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Cross Training at Harris 172624InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Family Swim at Harris 172823OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/14 21:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
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
Learn to Swim at Harris 173559InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173553InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173555InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173561InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/11 14:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173557InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173556InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173558InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 14:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173562InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173560InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 173554InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 173970InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$23.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 173967InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 186803InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 14:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$23.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 173968InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$23.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 173969InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/01/13 14:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$23.00
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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Harris 175074InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Harris 175546OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 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 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.