Hermitage Park

  • 5839 S. Wood St.   Chicago, Illinois 60636 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Monique Whitfield
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6179

Located in the Englewood community, Hermitage Park totals 1.08 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a multi-purpose field, playground, spray pool, volleyball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our ball fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, Teen Club, Sports Club. The Park Kids after school program is offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include dance and sports camp.

In addition to programs, Hermitage Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

History

Hermitage Park is one of many city parks created to meet the growing recreational demands of post-World War II Chicago. Established by the Bureau of Parks and Recreation in 1949, by the following year the four-acre site had playground equipment, a shelter house, and an athletic field. In 1959, the city transferred the West Englewood community park to the Chicago Park District. Installing a new spray pool in 1966, the park district made subsequent improvements over the years, including a 1991 soft surface playground.  At one time, Chicago had two properties named Hermitage Park. The other one, located on Hermitage Avenue in Chicago's North Center community, was renamed Helen Zatterberg Park in 2004. Hermitage Park's name pays tribute to the nation's seventh president, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), whose Nashville, Tennessee estate is known as "The Hermitage."  Chicago's Jackson Boulevard also honors the former president.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Hermitage Baseball

Hermitage Baseball

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Hermitage Basketball

Hermitage Basketball

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Hermitage Fieldhouse

Hermitage Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Hours: ,

Hermitage Football/Soccer

Hermitage Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Descriptors: Grass

Hermitage Playground

Hermitage PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Hermitage Volleyball

Hermitage Volleyball

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Hermitage Spray Pool

Hermitage Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood 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 Tuesday, August 8, 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
Art & ABCs at Hermitage 206728InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Hermitage 207089InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/04 20:30From September 4, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hermitage 207150Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/04 20:30From September 4, 2017 to June 8, 2018$15.00
Park Voyagers at Hermitage 223895InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help6 and upCoed2017/09/26 21:30From September 26, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Hermitage 207417InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/05 22:00From September 5, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Hermitage 208047InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Hermitage 213347InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 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
$5.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Hermitage 219274InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$5.00

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Description

Located in the Englewood community, Hermitage Park totals 1.08 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a multi-purpose field, playground, spray pool, volleyball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our ball fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, Teen Club, Sports Club. The Park Kids after school program is offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include dance and sports camp.

In addition to programs, Hermitage Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

Hermitage Park is one of many city parks created to meet the growing recreational demands of post-World War II Chicago. Established by the Bureau of Parks and Recreation in 1949, by the following year the four-acre site had playground equipment, a shelter house, and an athletic field. In 1959, the city transferred the West Englewood community park to the Chicago Park District. Installing a new spray pool in 1966, the park district made subsequent improvements over the years, including a 1991 soft surface playground.  At one time, Chicago had two properties named Hermitage Park. The other one, located on Hermitage Avenue in Chicago's North Center community, was renamed Helen Zatterberg Park in 2004. Hermitage Park's name pays tribute to the nation's seventh president, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), whose Nashville, Tennessee estate is known as "The Hermitage."  Chicago's Jackson Boulevard also honors the former president.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.