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.

In the Swim

In the Swim (1)

Location Notes: Field house and natatorium

Descriptors: Indoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

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 CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

M-F, 7:15-7pm;

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

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Hayes Football/Soccer

Hayes Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Descriptors: Grass

Hayes Clubrooms

Hayes Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Playground

Hayes PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Hayes Sandbox

Hayes Sandbox

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Park Pool

Hayes Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)745-2200

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

1/9 - 3/19 Hayes Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 11/28/2016 - 3/19/2017

Hayes Spray Pool

Hayes Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th 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 Monday, December 5, 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
Inner City Flag Football at Hayes 163075InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Lap Swim at Hayes 163220OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/23 12:15From September 23, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Friday from 7:15am to 9am
$40.00
Park Kids - Fall at Hayes 163581InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to December 9, 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
$46.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hayes 163604Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to June 16, 2017$138.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 164300InstructionAquatics - 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 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Winter Break Camp at Hayes 184013CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/12/12 21:00From December 12, 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
$15.00
Winter Break Camp at Hayes 164665CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$37.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Hayes 169221OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 169244InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 169242InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 187345InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 169243InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 169289InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 15:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 169286InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Hayes 169437OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Basketball at Hayes 169492InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Basketball League at Hayes 169570Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 40Male2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 4pm
$156.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Hayes 169623InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Hayes 169624InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 11 but less than 14Female2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$14.00
Bitty Basketball at Hayes 169631InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 169909InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 169908InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$28.00
Gymnastics at Hayes 170090InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$17.00
Indoor Soccer at Hayes 170208InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Inner City Basketball at Hayes 170227Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Kickboxing at Hayes 170265InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 170264InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
KidzEnergy at Hayes 170337InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
KidzEnergy at Hayes 170336InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Hayes 170347OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 13:15From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Friday from 7:15am to 9am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 170383InstructionAquatics - 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 Hayes 170386InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 170387InstructionAquatics - 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 Hayes 170382InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 170390InstructionAquatics - 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 Hayes 170388InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 187349InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 187359InstructionAquatics - 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 Hayes 170384InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 170385InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 170381InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hayes 170481InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Open Swim at Hayes 170599OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Hayes 170675InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 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
$46.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hayes 170819InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Senior Swim at Hayes 170967OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
TEAM Sports at Hayes 171250InstructionAquatics - 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 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$35.00
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 171294InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 171293InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 171324InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 187318InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/13 17:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 187328InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 171346InstructionAquatics - 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 Hayes 171347InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 171345InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 171344InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hayes 171392InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$14.00

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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.