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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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
Little Artists at Hermitage 166670InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Hermitage 167291InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
$7.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Hermitage 167359Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2016 to June 16, 2017$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Hermitage 167765InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Hermitage 168351InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$3.00

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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.