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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155993InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155998InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/20 15:15From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156003InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155994InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/21 14:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155999InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/21 15:15From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155996InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156001InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 15:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156004InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155995InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156000InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 15:15From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155992InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 155997InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 15:15From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156005InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 23:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Harris 156002InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/25 14:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Harris 156166OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$40.00
Day Camp at Harris 156420CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$252.00
Early Bird Camp at Harris 156539CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$84.00
Extended Camp at Harris 156625CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$84.00
Family Swim at Harris 156706OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Harris 157157InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Harris 159526OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 16:30From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 2:45pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Harris 157413OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
TEAM Sports at Harris 158320InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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 158421OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Youth Swim at Harris 158754OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 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 Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$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.