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 Park Pool

Hayes Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)745-2200

Hayes Spray Pool

Hayes Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2936 W. 85th St.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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
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
TEAM Sports at Hayes 91387InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 113381InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 113385InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 95842InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 113386InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 113388InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 95844InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 95843InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 113389InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Hayes 113390InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 95848InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 95850InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 95849InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Hayes 95847InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball at Hayes 96076InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$25.00
Basketball League at Hayes 96147Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 40Male2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 4pm
$150.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Hayes 112392InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 23:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 7:15pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Hayes 96196InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$25.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 96510InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$25.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hayes 96509InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$25.00
Gymnastics at Hayes 112391InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Indoor Soccer at Hayes 96789InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Inner City Basketball at Hayes 112394Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Kickboxing at Hayes 96859InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Kickboxing at Hayes 96858InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
KidzEnergy at Hayes 96944InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$9.00
KidzEnergy at Hayes 96943InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$9.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96983InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96986InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96987InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96990InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96988InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96989InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96982InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96984InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 96985InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Hayes 113392InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$22.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Hayes 97063InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Hayes 97461InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$40.00
Pre-Teen Club at Hayes 97562OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hayes 112393InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Hayes 98020InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
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
$28.00
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 97933InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Hayes 113841InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Hayes 98086InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 98103InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 21:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 98104InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 98099InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Hayes 113393InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hayes 112401InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$10.00
Winter Break Camp at Hayes 112752CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/12/22 16:00From December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$35.00

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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.

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.