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.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Leadership Club (Special Rec) at Harrison 171699InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs22 and upCoed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise (Special Recreation) at Harrison 171720InstructionAquatics - Fitness22 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise (Special Recreation) at Harrison 171719InstructionAquatics - FitnessAt least 10 but less than 22Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Archery at Harrison 189633InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/02/20 16:00February 20, 2017
Monday from 10am to Noon
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Rec) at Harrison 187506InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts22 and upCoed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$6.00
Basketball - Open at Harrison 172073OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/10 01:15From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$29.00
Basketball Skills at Harrison 172301InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Harrison 172338InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Harrison 172339InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$0
Bitty Basketball at Harrison 172340InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Harrison 172341InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/01/14 19:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Boxing at Harrison 172443InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 172444InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 172445InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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 187507InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$0
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Harrison 187508InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help22 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 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
$6.00
Dinner and a Movie (Special Rec) at Harrison 187509InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games22 and upCoed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$11.00
Fun and Games (Special Rec) at Harrison 172927InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$11.00
Gymnastics at Harrison 173033InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188046InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188043InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/03 22:15From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188044InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/03 23:15From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188047InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188045InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188040InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188041InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Harrison Gymnastics 188042InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 188050InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 188048InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/01/03 23:00From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 3 at Harrison Gymnastics 188049InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/01/07 18:15From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 188054InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 188051InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 188052InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 3 - 4 at Harrison Gymnastics 188053InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$40.00
Gymnastics Lev. 4 - 6 at Harrison Gymnastics 188055InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 14Male2017/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$45.00
Gymnastics Lev. 5 - 6 at Harrison Gymnastics 188056InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$45.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Harrison 173428InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11:30am
$28.00
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
Learn to Swim (Home School) at Harrison 173492InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173571InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173566InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173568InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173570InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173567InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173569InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173563InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173564InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 18:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Harrison 173565InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Mixed Media Arts at Harrison 173732InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts60 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:30pm
$0
Open Swim at Harrison 173888OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
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 187511OpenCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188059InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188057InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$36.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188058InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$36.00
Park Kids - Winter at Harrison 174008InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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 188063InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
$36.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188062InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/04 21:15From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188060InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Male2017/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$41.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188061InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$36.00
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 174262InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/11 21:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 174263InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Harrison 174261InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/11 23:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 174349InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/01/13 21:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 174351InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Harrison 174350InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/13 23:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Harrison 174403OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
$0
Senior Swim at Harrison 174427OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 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 188064InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than Female2017/01/07 18:15From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$40.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Harrison 189634InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs22 and upCoed2017/01/31 18:00January 31, 2017
Tuesday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Harrison 189636InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs22 and upCoed2017/02/28 18:00February 28, 2017
Tuesday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Harrison 189852InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs22 and upCoed2017/03/28 17:00March 28, 2017
Tuesday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Special Olympics Bowling at Harrison 174580InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
$11.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Harrison 174589InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports22 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$11.00
Special Olympics Young Athletes at Harrison 174599InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 10Coed2017/01/16 22:15From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Harrison 174616InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Super Saturdays (Special Recreation) at Harrison 171950InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Table Games at Harrison 174684OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$0
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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 174987InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 174988InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Harrison 174986InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175037InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175027InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175028InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175029InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175033InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175034InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175035InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175036InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175030InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175031InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175032InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Harrison 175026InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Harrison 175128InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188070InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188066InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 13, 2017
$36.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188065InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/03 21:15From January 3, 2017 to February 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188068InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/04 20:00From January 4, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188069InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/05 20:15From January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188071InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/06 21:15From January 6, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188067InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2017 to February 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
$36.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188072InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/01/03 22:00From January 3, 2017 to February 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$86.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188074InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 10Male2017/01/03 21:30From January 3, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$64.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Harrison Gymnastics 188073InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$86.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 4 at Harrison Gym 188075InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 25, 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 188076InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Male2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 24, 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 188077InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 25, 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
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Lev. 7+ at Harrison Gym 188078InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Male2017/01/04 00:00From January 3, 2017 to February 25, 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
$160.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 188079InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
$106.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 188079InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
$106.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 188079InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
$106.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 188079InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
$106.00
USAG Team Gymnastics Xcel at Harrison Gymnastics 188079InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 9 but less than 17Female2017/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2017 to February 24, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
$106.00
Yoga/Pilates at Harrison 175520InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Harrison 175519InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 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. 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.

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