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.

Outside, the park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, athletic fields for football or soccer, a playground and community garden. Harrison Park is located adjacent to the National Museum for Mexican Art. 

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.

Please Note: the registration and program session dates for gymnastics centers vary from the dates listed below.  VIEW REGISTRATION & SESSION DATES FOR GYMNASTICS CENTERS.
 

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Lap Swim at Harrison 173477OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$40.00
TEAM Sports at Harrison 174747InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$35.00
TEAM Sports at Harrison 174748InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2017/01/11 02:00From January 10, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Leadership Club (Special Rec) at Harrison 178167InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs22 and upCoed2017/04/25 17:00April 25, 2017
Tuesday from Noon to 5pm
$17.00
Adult Leadership Club (Special Rec) at Harrison 193209InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs22 and upCoed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$11.00
Aquatic Exercise (Special Rec) at Harrison 178187InstructionAquatics - Fitness22 and upCoed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Harrison 198084InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Baseball Little League at Harrison 198507InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/04/08 15:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Basketball - Open at Harrison 178567OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/04/04 00:15From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$29.00
Basketball - Open at Harrison 178568OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 00:15From April 7, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Friday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Harrison 198461Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/06 00:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 9:45pm
$140.00
Basketball Skills at Harrison 178732InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Boxing at Harrison 178852InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 178853InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Boxing at Harrison 178854InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 193210InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
CPD Water Polo Club at Harrison 179013InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Harrison 193211InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$7.00
Dinner and a Movie (Special Rec) at Harrison 179116InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games22 and upCoed2017/04/07 20:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Family Arts and Crafts at Harrison 179185InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts3 and upCoed2017/04/05 18:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Harrison 179295InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$12.00
Fun and Games at Harrison 180649InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games55 and upCoed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:15am
$0
Fun and Games at Harrison 179316InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 2:30pm
$0
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191915InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/03/06 22:00From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191912InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/03/07 22:15From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191913InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/03/07 23:15From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191916InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/03/08 19:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191914InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/03/08 22:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191909InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/08 23:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191910InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/09 22:00From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 191911InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/04 17:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 191947InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/03/07 00:00From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 191945InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/03/07 23:00From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 191946InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/03/04 18:15From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 191972InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/06 22:30From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 191969InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/09 23:00From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 191970InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/17 21:00From March 17, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 191971InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/03/04 17:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Gymnastics Lev. 4 - 6 at Harrison Gymnastics 191985InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 14Male2017/03/09 22:30From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Harrison Gymnastics 191990InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/03/17 22:00From March 17, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$40.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Harrison 179784InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11:30am
$28.00
Lap Swim at Harrison 179830OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Harrison 179849InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 21Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179937InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179938InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179933InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179935InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179936InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179934InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179929InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179930InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179932InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 17:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 179931InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 18:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Mixed Media Arts at Harrison 180100InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2017/04/07 16:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:30pm
$0
Open Swim at Harrison 180246OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$0
Painting Open Studio at Harrison 180257OpenCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 22:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192043InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/17 18:30From March 17, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192041InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/04 15:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192042InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/03/04 15:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
Park Kids - Spring at Harrison 180373InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 23, 2017
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
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192101InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/06 23:00From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192100InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/08 21:15From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192098InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Male2017/03/09 21:30From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192099InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/04 16:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 180755InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/05 20:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 180756InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 180757InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/04/05 22:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 180845InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/07 20:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 180846InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 180847InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/04/07 22:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Harrison 180903OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 12:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at Harrison 180927OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:15am
$0
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192128InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than Female2017/03/04 18:15From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$34.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Harrison 193213InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs22 and upCoed2017/05/30 17:00May 30, 2017
Tuesday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Special Olympics Bowling at Harrison 181115InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2017/04/05 19:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
$12.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Harrison 181125InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports22 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 5pm
$12.00
Special Olympics Young Athletes at Harrison 181141InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 10Coed2017/04/10 21:15From April 10, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Harrison 181167CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 14:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 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
$43.00
Step Aerobics at Harrison 181199InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Super Saturdays (Special Rec) at Harrison 193214InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$6.00
TEAM Sports at Harrison 181348InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 181619InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 181618InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 181617InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 15:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181669InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181659InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181660InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181661InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181665InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181666InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 16:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181667InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 19:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181668InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 20:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181662InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181663InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181664InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 20:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 181658InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 16:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Harrison 181748InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 16:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192194InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/06 19:30From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192190InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/06 21:30From March 6, 2017 to April 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192189InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/07 21:15From March 7, 2017 to April 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192192InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/08 20:00From March 8, 2017 to April 19, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192193InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/09 20:15From March 9, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192195InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/17 20:15From March 17, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192191InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/04 16:00From March 4, 2017 to April 29, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$31.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192264InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/02/28 22:00From February 28, 2017 to April 20, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$86.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192266InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 13Male2017/02/28 21:30From February 28, 2017 to April 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, March 10, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
$52.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 192265InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 14½Female2017/03/01 22:00From March 1, 2017 to April 21, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, March 10, 2017
$81.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Harrison Gym 192277InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/03/01 00:00From February 28, 2017 to April 22, 2017
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 192281InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/03/01 00:00From February 28, 2017 to April 21, 2017
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 192284InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/03/01 00:00From February 28, 2017 to April 29, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 8, 2017
$156.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 7+ at Harrison Gym 192288InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Male2017/03/01 00:00From February 28, 2017 to April 21, 2017
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
$156.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 192294InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/02/28 00:00From February 27, 2017 to April 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$106.00
Volleyball - Open at Harrison 182005OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Harrison 193207InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Volleyball at Harrison 193208InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Yoga/Pilates at Harrison 182158InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Harrison 182159InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00

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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.

Outside, the park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, athletic fields for football or soccer, a playground and community garden. Harrison Park is located adjacent to the National Museum for Mexican Art. 

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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