Harris Park

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

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

9/11-12/2 Harris Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 9/12/2017 - 12/3/2017

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Adult Swim at Harris 204842OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204936InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204937InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204938InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204944InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 14:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204939InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204941InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204942InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204943InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204945InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 14:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204940InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204933InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204934InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 204935InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 205000InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 205003InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 205002InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 205004InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 205001InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Boot Camp at Harris 205527InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Boot Camp at Harris 205528InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 205629InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Cross Training at Harris 205756InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Cross Training at Harris 205757InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Family Swim at Harris 205963OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Harris 206504OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to January 6, 2018
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
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 206601InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/11 13:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206595InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206597InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206603InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/13 13:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206599InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206598InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206600InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/15 13:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206594InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206602InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 206596InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 207048InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 224132InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 207050InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/13 13:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 207049InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 224135InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling at Harris 207051InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/15 13:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$20.00
TEAM sports at Harris 207942InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Harris 208226InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Harris 208736OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 2, 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 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.