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.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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 91908InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91909InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91910InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 16:45From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91953InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 14:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91911InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91913InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 14:15From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91914InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 15:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91915InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 16:45From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91954InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 14:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91912InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 15:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91905InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 14:15From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91906InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 91907InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 16:45From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 91981InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:00From 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 upCoed2014/09/16 16:45From 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 upCoed2014/09/17 23:00From 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 upCoed2014/09/18 16:45From 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 upCoed2014/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 92553InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:00From 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 upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93601InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/15 13:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93595InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93603InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/16 13:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93597InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93605InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/17 13:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93599InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93604InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/18 13:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93598InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93600InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 111684InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93602InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 93596InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
TEAM sports at Harris 94804InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2014 to January 2, 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 III at Harris 95201InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98509InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98510InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98511InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98517InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 15:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98512InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98519InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 17:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98514InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 15:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98515InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 16:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98516InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 17:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98518InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98513InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98520InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 17:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98506InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98507InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 98508InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 17:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 98582InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 98584InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Harris 98583InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Boot Camp at Harris 112818InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Boot Camp at Harris 112817InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Chair Exercise at Harris 99236InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$10.00
Cross Training at Harris 99340InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Cross Training at Harris 112816InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Harris 113750InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Dance - Tap at Harris 112504InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$5.00
Dance - Tap at Harris 99420InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100197InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100191InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 112938InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/06 14:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100193InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100199InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/07 14:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100195InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 112939InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/08 14:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100194InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100196InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100200InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100198InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Harris 100192InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Harris 112820InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$15.00
Park Cardio Cycling - Beginner/Int at Harris 100882InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2015/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2015 to February 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling - Beginner/Int at Harris 100883InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2015/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2015 to February 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling - Beginner/Int at Harris 100884InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2015/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2015 to February 27, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 8:45am
$20.00
Park Cardio Cycling - Int/Advanced at Harris 100885InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to February 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Harris 112822InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Harris 112821InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$20.00
Step Aerobics at Harris 112819InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
TEAM sports at Harris 101639InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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 III at Harris 101938InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
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.

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.