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.

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adult Swim at Hayes 208886OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 208906InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 208904InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 208907InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 208905InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/11 15:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 226317InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 208952InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 226318InstructionAquatics - Fitness21 and upCoed2018/01/17 17:30From January 17, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 208951InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/12 15:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball at Hayes 209142InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2018/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$29.00
Basketball League at Hayes 209223Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$75.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Hayes 209275InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Bitty Basketball at Hayes 209285InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$29.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Hayes 209276InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2018/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Hayes 209729InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$18.00
Indoor Soccer at Hayes 209818InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Inner City Basketball at Hayes 209834Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 27, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Lap Swim at Hayes 209954OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2018/01/08 13:15From January 8, 2018 to March 30, 2018
Each Monday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 9am
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 7:15am to 9am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209989InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209992InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2018/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209993InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209988InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209995InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209994InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2018/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209997InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209991InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 209987InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hayes 210097InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Open Swim at Hayes 210224OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Hayes 209990OpenAquatics - OpenAt least but less than Coed2018/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
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
Recreational Tumbling at Hayes 210425InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Seasonal Sports Partnership at Hayes 226261PartnershipGroupSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hayes 225888OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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 210556OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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 210848InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 30, 2018
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
$35.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 226319InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2018/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2018 to March 30, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 210933InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 210934InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 210957InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 210958InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 210956InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 210955InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hayes 211005InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
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.