Hayes Park

  • 2936 W. 85th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60652 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tim Greer
  • 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

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Hayes Baseball

Hayes Baseball

Location: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Fieldhouse

Hayes Fieldhouse

Location: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Fitness Center

Hayes Fitness Center

Location: 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: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Clubrooms

Hayes Clubrooms

Location: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Playground

Hayes Playground

Location: 2936 W. 85th St.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Hayes Sandbox

Hayes Sandbox

Location: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hayes Spray Pool

Hayes Spray Pool

Location: 2936 W. 85th St.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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 Hayes 80865Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 50MaleFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 5pm
$150.00
Day Camp at Hayes 80963CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$290.00
Early Bird Camp at Hayes 81048CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$75.00
Extended Camp at Hayes 81086CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$75.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 81110InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 81111InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$16.00
Flag Football at Hayes 81127InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$10.00
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Hayes 81197Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom May 27, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Free
Kickboxing at Hayes 81227InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 81540InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$16.00
Lap Swim at Hayes 87391OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to September 12, 2014
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 81299InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 81300InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 81297InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 81298InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Hayes 86757OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Hayes 86759OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Hayes 86755OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Hayes 86756OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Parent and Tot Swim at Hayes 86761OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6CoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Free
Sports Camp at Hayes 81582CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$50.00
Sports Conditioning at Hayes 81596InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$9.00
Sports Conditioning at Hayes 81539InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$9.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 81626InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
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 Sports League - Basketball at Hayes 83440Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Hayes 83441Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 2, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89372InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89373InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89377InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 89375InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Free
Basketball League at Hayes 89688Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom 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 13MaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 89965InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom 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 upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 90337InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 90338InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Lap Swim at Hayes 111892OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 2, 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 90459InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90461InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
Learn to Swim at Hayes 90455InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Sports Conditioning at Hayes 91316InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom 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 18CoedFrom September 23, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 91460InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom 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 CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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 6CoedFrom 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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2936 W. 85th St. 6
Fieldhouse 2936 W. 85th St. 0
Fitness Centers 2936 W. 85th St. 1 M-F, 7:15-7pm; Sa, 9-4pm; Sun, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipmen Sign up for a membershipt
Football / Soccer 2936 W. 85th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 2936 W. 85th St. 3
Playgrounds 2936 W. 85th St. 1 Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013
Sandboxes 2936 W. 85th St. 1
Swimming Pools 2936 W. 85th St. 0
Water Spray Features 2936 W. 85th St. 1
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.