Harrison Park

  • 1824 S. Wood St.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tony Gonzales
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5491

Located in the Lower West Side community and the Pilsen Area, Harrison Park totals 17.39 acres and features a field house with a gymnastics center, indoor swimming pool, computer lab, reception rotunda featuring a bust of Emilo Zapata, meeting rooms and gymnasium. Adjacent to the National Museum for Mexican Art, outside, the park offers, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, athletic fields for football or soccer, a playground and community garden.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play soccer, baseball, tennis or go swimming at the facility. On the cultural side, Harrison Park offers many activities in conjunction with its neighbor, the National Museum for Mexican Art.

After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include therapeutic recreation camps for children and adults.

In addition to programs, Harrison Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, and holiday special events.

History

The West Park Commission created Harrison Park in 1912 to provide breathing space and social services to the overcrowded and industrialized lower west side. The commission's first three neighborhood parks, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford Parks, were so successful that the State passed a bill permitting additional neighborhood parks in 1909. (Stanford Park no longer exists.) The Special Park Commission identified several potential park sites, including an eight-acre parcel previously used for lime production. The West Park Commission acquired the lime kiln site and renowned landscape designer Jens Jensen created the park's original plan. Swimming and wading pools and a natatorium building were constructed in 1914. Within the next several years, other recreational features including children's gardens were added, however, the park did not have a fieldhouse until 1928. In 1950, the Chicago Park District expanded the intensively-used small park by acquiring a stone quarry at its western boundary. During the following years, the neighborhood's Latino population grew, and in 1987, the natatorium was converted to the National Museum of Mexican Art. In 1993, a new state-of-the-art fieldhouse replaced the original facility. The park honors one of Chicago's most popular mayors, Carter H. Harrison, Sr. (1825-1893). A native Kentuckian who settled near Union Park, Harrison served as mayor for five terms between 1879 and 1893. He was assassinated by a disappointed office seeker late on the day of October 28, 1893. Ironically, the day had been designated Mayor's Day in Harrison's honor because it marked the closing of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago's first world's fair. There is a monument to Harrison in Union Park.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Emiliano Zapata Bust

Emiliano Zapata Bust (1)

Location Notes: Interior of field house

Descriptors: Indoor, Sculpture

Harrison Diamond Baseball

Harrison Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Harrison Basketball

Harrison Basketball

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Harrison Boxing Room

Harrison Boxing Room

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Harrison Fieldhouse

Harrison Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Hours: , ,

Harrison Fitness Center

Harrison Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Harrison Football/Soccer

Harrison Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Descriptors: Grass

Harrison Artificial Turf

Harrison Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Harrison Gymnasium

Harrison Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Harrison Gymnastics Center

Harrison Gymnastics Center

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Harrison Clubrooms

Harrison Clubrooms

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Harrison Playground

Harrison PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Harrison Tennis Courts

Harrison Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

Harrison Volleyball

Harrison Volleyball

Location Notes: 1824 S. Wood St.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
16" Softball League at Harrison 155904Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemale2016/06/01 23:30From June 1, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$156.00
Basketball - Open at Harrison 156168OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/06/21 00:15From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Harrison 156167OpenSports - BasketballAt least 15 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 00:15From June 24, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Friday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Boxing at Harrison 156261InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$42.00
Lap Swim at Harrison 156982OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:45From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 157158InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 16:45From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 159138InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Harrison 157346OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Harrison 157414OpenAquatics - OpenAt least but less than 6Coed2016/06/25 15:30From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Senior Swim at Harrison 158143OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/06/21 14:00From June 21, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:15am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Leadership Club (Special Rec) at Harrison 164808InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$11.00
Aquatic Exercise (Special Recreation) at Harrison 164828InstructionAquatics - Fitness22 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise (Special Recreation) at Harrison 164827InstructionAquatics - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 22Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Harrison 184140InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts22 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Basketball - Open at Harrison 165173OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 8:30am to 9:30am
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Harrison 165172OpenSports - BasketballAt least 15 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 00:15From September 23, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Friday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Basketball League at Harrison 165337Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/10/20 00:15From October 19, 2016 to March 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 9:30pm
$159.00
Basketball Skills at Harrison 165374InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Boxing at Harrison 165476InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Boxing at Harrison 165477InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:45From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm
$0
Boxing at Harrison 165478InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$43.00
Chair Exercise at Harrison 184136InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:15From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$0
CPD Water Polo Club at Harrison 165649InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Harrison 184138InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$5.00
Dinner and a Movie (Special Rec) at Harrison 184131InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games22 and upCoed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$10.00
Family Arts and Crafts at Harrison 184134InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts3 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Flag Football at Harrison 165933InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/10 14:30From September 10, 2016 to November 19, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$0
Flag Football at Harrison 184137InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/09/10 17:00From September 10, 2016 to November 19, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:30pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Rec) at Harrison 166027InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$21.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183692InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/29 21:00From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$39.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183658InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/30 21:15From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183659InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/30 22:15From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183694InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/08/31 18:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183660InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/08/31 21:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183655InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/31 22:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183656InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/01 21:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 183657InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/03 16:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 183691InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$39.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 183661InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/08/30 22:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 183662InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/09/03 17:15From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 183693InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/29 21:30From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$39.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 183663InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/01 22:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 183664InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/02 21:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 183665InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/03 16:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 4 - 6 at Harrison Gymnastics 183666InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 14Male2016/09/01 21:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Harrison Gymnastics 183667InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 16Female2016/09/02 22:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
High Impact Aerobics at Harrison 166251InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Kiddie College - Fall at Harrison 166627InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11:30am
$28.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Harrison 166648Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to June 15, 2017$84.00
Lap Swim at Harrison 166707OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166804InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166812InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166807InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166809InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166811InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166808InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166810InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166803InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166805InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 17:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 166806InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 18:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Mixed Media Arts at Harrison 184130InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:30pm
$0
Open Swim at Harrison 167169OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$0
Painting Open Studio at Harrison 184133OpenCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183670InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/02 18:30From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183668InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/03 14:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183669InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/03 14:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$41.00
Park Kids - Fall at Harrison 167290InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$53.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Harrison 167377Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 23, 2017$159.00
Recreational Tumbling at Harrison 167647InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183738InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/29 22:00From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183673InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 20:15From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183671InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Male2016/09/01 20:30From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183672InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 15:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 167763InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/21 20:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 167764InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 167762InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 167858InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/23 20:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 167860InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 167859InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/23 22:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Harrison 167916OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
$0
Senior Swim at Harrison 167943OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183674InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than Female2016/09/03 17:15From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$41.00
Special Olympics Bowling at Harrison 168102InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
$11.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Harrison 168116InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports22 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$11.00
Special Olympics Young Athletes at Harrison 168129InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 21:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Super Saturdays (Special Recreation) at Harrison 184139InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$5.00
Table Games at Harrison 168200OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$0
TEAM Sports at Harrison 168251InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 168584InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 168585InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 168583InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/24 15:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168627InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168629InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168630InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168631InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168635InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168636InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168637InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168638InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168632InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168633InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168634InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 20:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 168628InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 16:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183681InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/29 18:30From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183677InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2016 to October 24, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183676InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 20:15From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183679InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 19:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183680InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 19:15From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183741InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/02 20:15From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183678InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 15:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183682InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 9Female2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$86.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183742InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 10Male2016/08/30 20:30From August 30, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$65.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 183683InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/08/31 21:00From August 31, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$86.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 183684InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/08/30 23:15From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 4:45pm
$107.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Harrison Gym 183686InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 4:45pm
$129.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Harrison Gym 183688InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Male2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$129.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 6 at Harrison Gym 183743InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 4:45pm
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 7+ at Harrison Gym 183689InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Male2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 4:45pm
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 183690InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2016/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
$102.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 183690InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2016/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
$102.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 183690InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2016/08/29 23:00From August 29, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 5, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
$102.00
Volleyball League at Harrison 184135Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/10/18 23:30From October 18, 2016 to March 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$80.00
Winter Break Camp at Harrison 169036CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$31.00
Yoga/Pilates at Harrison 169158InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$17.00
Yoga/Pilates at Harrison 169159InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$17.00

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Located in the Lower West Side community and the Pilsen Area, Harrison Park totals 17.39 acres and features a field house with a gymnastics center, indoor swimming pool, computer lab, reception rotunda featuring a bust of Emilo Zapata, meeting rooms and gymnasium. Adjacent to the National Museum for Mexican Art, outside, the park offers, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, athletic fields for football or soccer, a playground and community garden.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play soccer, baseball, tennis or go swimming at the facility. On the cultural side, Harrison Park offers many activities in conjunction with its neighbor, the National Museum for Mexican Art.

After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include therapeutic recreation camps for children and adults.

In addition to programs, Harrison Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, and holiday special events.

The West Park Commission created Harrison Park in 1912 to provide breathing space and social services to the overcrowded and industrialized lower west side. The commission's first three neighborhood parks, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford Parks, were so successful that the State passed a bill permitting additional neighborhood parks in 1909. (Stanford Park no longer exists.) The Special Park Commission identified several potential park sites, including an eight-acre parcel previously used for lime production. The West Park Commission acquired the lime kiln site and renowned landscape designer Jens Jensen created the park's original plan. Swimming and wading pools and a natatorium building were constructed in 1914. Within the next several years, other recreational features including children's gardens were added, however, the park did not have a fieldhouse until 1928. In 1950, the Chicago Park District expanded the intensively-used small park by acquiring a stone quarry at its western boundary. During the following years, the neighborhood's Latino population grew, and in 1987, the natatorium was converted to the National Museum of Mexican Art. In 1993, a new state-of-the-art fieldhouse replaced the original facility. The park honors one of Chicago's most popular mayors, Carter H. Harrison, Sr. (1825-1893). A native Kentuckian who settled near Union Park, Harrison served as mayor for five terms between 1879 and 1893. He was assassinated by a disappointed office seeker late on the day of October 28, 1893. Ironically, the day had been designated Mayor's Day in Harrison's honor because it marked the closing of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago's first world's fair. There is a monument to Harrison in Union Park.

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