Harris Park

  • 6200 S. Drexel Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60637 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Gerald Washington
  • 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: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Harris Youth Fitness Arcade

Harris Youth Fitness Arcade

Location: Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Harris Fitness Center

Harris Fitness Center

Location: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

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

Harris Gymnasium

Harris Gymnasium

Location: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Harris Auditorium & Clubrooms

Harris Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Harris Playground

Harris Playground

Location: 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81860InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81865InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81861InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81866InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81863InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81868InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 25, 2014 to July 30, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81862InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81867InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81859InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81864InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 81869InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 2, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 81917InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 81918InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Harris 82031OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$40.00
Day Camp at Harris 82257CampsCamps - 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
$235.00
Early Bird Camp at Harris 82371CampsCamps - 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
$80.00
Extended Camp at Harris 82447CampsCamps - 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
$80.00
Family Swim at Harris 86753OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Free
Late Summer Camp at Harris Cancelled82771CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 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
$50.00
Late Summer Camp at Harris Cancelled82772CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 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
$50.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 82884InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 2, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Open Swim at Harris 86750OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Harris 86751OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Free
Open Swim at Harris 86752OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Free
Parent and Tot Swim at Harris 86754OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6CoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Free
TEAM Sports at Harris 83368InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91908InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91909InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91910InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91953InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91911InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91913InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91914InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91915InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91954InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91912InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91905InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91906InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91907InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 91981InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 91996InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 91983InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 91997InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 91982InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Boot Camp at Harris 110548InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60CoedFrom September 8, 2014 to October 29, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 92553InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$5.00
Cross Training at Harris 92657InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Family Swim at Harris 111678OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 27, 2014
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Free
Lap Swim at Harris 111681OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Free
Learn to Swim at Harris 93601InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93603InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93605InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93604InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93600InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93602InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Open Swim at Harris 111676OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 2, 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 2pm to 3pm
Free
Open Swim at Harris 111670OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 94012InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 94014InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 94013InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 94015InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 7, 2014
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$20.00
Step Aerobics at Harris 110652InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60CoedFrom September 8, 2014 to October 27, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Harris 95201InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Fieldhouse 6200 S. Drexel Ave. 0
Fitness Arcades Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel Ave. 1
Fitness Centers 6200 S. Drexel Ave. 1 M-F, 9-9pm; Sa, 9-5pm; Su, Closed Sign up for a membership
Gymnasiums 6200 S. Drexel Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 6200 S. Drexel Ave. 13
Playgrounds 6200 S. Drexel Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 6200 S. Drexel Ave. 0
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.