Hayes Park

  • 2936 W. 85th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60652 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tim Greer
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6177

Located in the Ashburn/Wrightwood community area, Hayes Park totals 20.30 acres and features a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, adult & youth fitness classes, aquatics. During the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Hayes Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday themed-events.

History

At the close of World War II, the Chicago Park District adopted a ten-year plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served Chicago neighborhoods. The southwest side Ashburn neighborhood had remained sparsely settled as late as 1940, but its population began to surge immediately after the war. In 1946, the park district selected a 20-acre park site at 83rd and South Richmond. Though land acquisition was completed before the end of 1948, park development did not begin for a number of years. In 1956, the park district sold several acres at the north end of the Ashburn Park site to the Board of Education for a much-needed elementary school. Park improvements began at about the same time, and the new Ashburn Park with its winding walkways, ballfields, and small recreational building opened to the public in 1957. For twenty years, the park district and the Board of Education jointly operated Ashburn Park and Carroll Elementary School, offering recreational programming at both. In the mid-1970s, the park district and the Board of Education terminated their joint venture, and the park district built a new brick fieldhouse. At the same time, the park was renamed in honor of respected local figure Father Francis D. Hayes (1903--1976). Ordained as a Catholic priest in 1927, Fr. Hayes came to the "wide open spaces" of Ashburn in 1946 to found a parish there. Under Hayes' leadership, the St. Thomas More Parish grew with the Ashburn community. Hayes retired in 1972, but was still serving as St. Thomas More's pastor emeritus at the time of his death in 1976.

Parking/Directions

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

Hayes Baseball

Hayes Baseball

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Fieldhouse

Hayes Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hours: , ,

Hayes Fitness Center

Hayes Fitness Center

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Notes: M-F, 7:15-7pm; Sa, 9-4pm; Sun, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipmen Sign up for a membershipt

Hayes Football/Soccer

Hayes Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Clubrooms

Hayes Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Playground

Hayes Playground

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Hayes Sandbox

Hayes Sandbox

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Spray Pool

Hayes Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89372InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89373InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89376InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89377InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89374InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 14:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89375InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89371InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Arts & Crafts (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Hayes 89408InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$10.00
Basketball at Hayes 89586InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$25.00
Basketball League at Hayes 89688Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2014/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 4:30pm
$150.00
Basketball Tournament at Hayes 95802TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Male2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Hayes 95801InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2014/09/19 22:45From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Hayes 89712InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2014/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$25.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 89965InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 89966InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Hayes 90096InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$0
Gymnastics at Hayes 95800InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2014/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Indoor Soccer at Hayes 90269InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$10.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 90337InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 90338InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
KidZenergy at Hayes 90419InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
KidZenergy at Hayes 90420InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Learn to Swim (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Hayes 90428InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2014/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90456InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90459InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2014/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90460InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90463InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90461InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2014/09/18 15:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90462InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90454InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90455InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90458InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90457InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$22.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Hayes 90810InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:00From August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$40.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Hayes 90831Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:00From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
$120.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hayes 90960InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2014/09/16 22:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Sports Conditioning at Hayes 91316InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Sports Conditioning at Hayes 91317InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/25 22:00From September 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 91387InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 91460InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 91459InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 91481InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 91483InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 20:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 91484InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 91482InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 16:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 91479InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 91480InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hayes 91521InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 17:45From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$10.00

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Description

Located in the Ashburn/Wrightwood community area, Hayes Park totals 20.30 acres and features a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, adult & youth fitness classes, aquatics. During the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Hayes Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday themed-events.

At the close of World War II, the Chicago Park District adopted a ten-year plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served Chicago neighborhoods. The southwest side Ashburn neighborhood had remained sparsely settled as late as 1940, but its population began to surge immediately after the war. In 1946, the park district selected a 20-acre park site at 83rd and South Richmond. Though land acquisition was completed before the end of 1948, park development did not begin for a number of years. In 1956, the park district sold several acres at the north end of the Ashburn Park site to the Board of Education for a much-needed elementary school. Park improvements began at about the same time, and the new Ashburn Park with its winding walkways, ballfields, and small recreational building opened to the public in 1957. For twenty years, the park district and the Board of Education jointly operated Ashburn Park and Carroll Elementary School, offering recreational programming at both. In the mid-1970s, the park district and the Board of Education terminated their joint venture, and the park district built a new brick fieldhouse. At the same time, the park was renamed in honor of respected local figure Father Francis D. Hayes (1903--1976). Ordained as a Catholic priest in 1927, Fr. Hayes came to the "wide open spaces" of Ashburn in 1946 to found a parish there. Under Hayes' leadership, the St. Thomas More Parish grew with the Ashburn community. Hayes retired in 1972, but was still serving as St. Thomas More's pastor emeritus at the time of his death in 1976.

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