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.

Hermitage Playground

Hermitage Playground

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Hermitage Volleyball

Hermitage Volleyball

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Hermitage Spray Pool

Hermitage Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5839 S. Wood St.

Winter Programs

View our winter program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 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 Hermitage 111526Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 19:30From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$15.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Hermitage 111529InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Hermitage 100927InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Hermitage 101280InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Hermitage 112395InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Hermitage 101680InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$2.00

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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.