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.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 102405InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 14:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 102406InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 102441InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 102445InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 14:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 102442InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 102443InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 102444InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball at Hayes 102606InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Basketball at Hayes 102700InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Basketball at Hayes 102701InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$26.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 103011InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 103012InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$17.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 103277InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 103276InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
KidZenergy at Hayes 103357InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
KidZenergy at Hayes 103358InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
Lap Swim at Hayes 130683OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 12:15From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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 103415InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 103411InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 103417InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 103418InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 103412InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 103420InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 103414InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 103416InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 130679InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Hayes 103686OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Hayes 103779InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 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
$41.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hayes 103902InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 104366InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 130677InstructionAquatics - Specialized60 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 129503InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 104259InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 104432InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/30 16:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 104433InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 104449InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 16:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 104452InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 104450InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 104447InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 104448InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hayes 103308InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$11.00
Track & Field at Hayes 104550InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Volleyball at Hayes 121712InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Hayes 117183OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/16 00:00From June 15, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11am
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Day Camp at Hayes 116197CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$296.00
Early Bird Camp at Hayes 116278CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$77.00
Extended Camp at Hayes 116314CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$77.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 116531InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:15From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 116532InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 23:15From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$17.00
Flag Football at Hayes 116553InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$11.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Hayes 131198Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Hayes 131197Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 16 but less than 17Coed2015/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Hayes 116622Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/05/26 22:00From May 26, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Hayes 131195Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/06/17 22:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Kickboxing at Hayes 116649InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 00:30From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 116650InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/19 00:30From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$17.00
Lap Swim at Hayes 116670OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/15 12:15From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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 116807InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 116808InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 22:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 116805InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 116806InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Hayes 117176OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/15 21:00From June 15, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Hayes 117450OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Hayes 130918OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/25 00:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11am
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
POST Lap Swim at Hayes 130929OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 12:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
POST Open Swim at Hayes 130936OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 21:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Hayes 130935OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/29 18:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
POST Senior Swim at Hayes 130933OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/08/24 14:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
POST Youth Swim at Hayes 130927OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 15:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Hayes 131947OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 17:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 4pm
Each Friday from Noon to 4pm
$0
PRE Adult Swim at Hayes 130360OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/09 00:00From June 8, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11am
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Hayes 130385OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/08 12:15From June 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015
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
PRE Open Swim at Hayes 130382OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/08 21:00From June 8, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Hayes 130363OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/13 18:00June 13, 2015
Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Hayes 130365OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/06/08 14:00From June 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Hayes 130358OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 15:00From June 8, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Hayes 131946OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 17:00From June 8, 2015 to June 26, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 4pm
Each Friday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Senior Swim at Hayes 117164OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/06/15 14:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Sports Camp at Hayes 117651CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/03 15:00From August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$51.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 117707InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 22:00From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 131970InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 131971InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/18 22:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Hayes 117738Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/30 23:15From June 30, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Hayes 117739Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2015/07/01 23:15From July 1, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
$0
Youth Swim at Hayes 117170OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/15 15:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$0

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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.