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 Spray Pool

Hayes Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Adult Swim at Hayes 202144OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to November 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 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 202195InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 202194InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 14:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 202197InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 224088InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 202196InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 202193InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball at Hayes 202405InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Basketball Tournament at Hayes 202524TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Male2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$81.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Hayes 202526InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Hayes 202527InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 11 but less than 15Female2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Bitty Basketball at Hayes 202536InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Boot Camp at Hayes 202840InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:15From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Hayes 202841InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:15From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Gymnastics at Hayes 203055InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Indoor Soccer at Hayes 203128InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Inner City Flag Football at Hayes 203144InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Kickboxing at Hayes 203189InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 203190InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
KidzEnergy at Hayes 203270InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
KidzEnergy at Hayes 203271InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Hayes 203285OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/15 12:15From September 15, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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 203319InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203322InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203323InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203318InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203326InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 16:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203325InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203324InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 224046InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203317InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 224085InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/16 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203321InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 203320InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Hayes 203545OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Hayes 203619InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 1, 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
$48.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hayes 203637Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$144.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hayes 203787InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Senior Citizens Club at Hayes 221282OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Senior Swim at Hayes 203969OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 9am 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 204280InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$35.00
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 204334InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 204335InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 204375InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 204374InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 204396InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 204398InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 204399InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 204397InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 16:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 204394InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 204395InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hayes 204441InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$14.00
Winter Break Camp at Hayes 204674CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 14:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 4pm
Each Friday from 8am to 4pm
$45.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Hayes 210283InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$48.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Hayes 216097InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$48.00

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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.