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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
Adult Swim at Harris 120159OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/16 22:15From June 16, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117956InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/15 14:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117961InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/15 15:15From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 132376InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117957InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/16 14:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117962InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 15:15From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117959InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/17 14:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117964InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/17 15:15From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 132377InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 23:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117958InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/18 14:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117963InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 15:15From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117955InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/19 14:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117960InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/19 15:15From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 132379InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 117965InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Harris 118135OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/10 23:00From June 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$40.00
Day Camp at Harris 118389CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$240.00
Early Bird Camp at Harris 118512CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$82.00
Extended Camp at Harris 118593CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$82.00
Family Swim at Harris 118790OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Harris 119581InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Harris 120780OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
POST Adult Swim at Harris 130996OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/25 22:15From August 25, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
POST Family Swim at Harris 130997OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 23:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Harris 131001OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/29 15:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
POST Senior Swim at Harris 130998OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/08/24 14:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
POST Teen Swim at Harris 131002OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 21:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
$0
POST Youth Swim at Harris 131000OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 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 Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Youth Swim at Harris 132338OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:30From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Harris 121173InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 22:15From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Swim at Harris 120152OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/15 21:15From June 15, 2015 to August 22, 2015
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
$0
Youth Swim at Harris 120145OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to August 22, 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 Noon to 1pm
$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.