Jefferson Memorial Park

  • 4822 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60630 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Andrea Woppel
  • Phone: (773) 685-3316

Jefferson Park, situated at Long and Higgins Avenues in the heart of its community, swarms with activity year-round. Equipped with two baseball fields, one combination football/soccer field, three tennis courts, one playground and a water spray feature and a outdoor swimming pool with dressing facility, the seven-acre park offers plenty of outdoor recreation.

Inside the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, residents of all ages congregate to participate in arts, sports and social groups, such as both an active teen club.

The all-volunteer Citywide Orchestra practices at Jefferson Park and performs seasonal concerts for the community. Adults can also participate in making chamber music, while youth take piano, violin and cello lessons.

The park has regular arts and crafts classes, as well as special holiday workshops for children. Tumbling and gymnastics remain a mainstay at Jefferson Park, and its teams have won numerous awards in citywide competitions. Parents can also get their youngsters involved in preschool; Moms, Pops & Tots.

History

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Park honors the nation's third president and drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Long known simply as Jefferson Park, the park received the memorial park designation in 1999, to distinguish it from a second park of the same name. This Jefferson Park was the creation of the Jefferson Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Established in 1920 to provide neighborhood parks for its rapidly-developing northwest side community, the Jefferson Park District began to purchase land for the park the next year. Land acquisition continued through 1929, by which time, much of the park had been landscaped. In 1930, the park district constructed an athletic field and a fieldhouse designed by Clarence Hatzfeld. The brick fieldhouse is graced with several paintings, including an anonymous portrait Thomas Jefferson, a depiction of a Viking ship by Emil Biorn, and Columbus Sighting Land by L. Caracciolo.

Parking/Directions

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

Jefferson Memorial Diamond Softball

Jefferson Memorial Diamond Softball

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Descriptors: Softball

Jefferson Memorial Park - PEK Inc.

Jefferson Memorial Park - PEK Inc.

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Fieldhouse

Jefferson Memorial Fieldhouse

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jeffersosn Memorial Park Youth Fitness Arcade

Jeffersosn Memorial Park Youth Fitness Arcade

Location: Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Gymnasium

Jefferson Memorial Gymnasium

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Auditorium & Clubrooms

Jefferson Memorial Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms & Auditorium

Jefferson Memorial Playground

Jefferson Memorial PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Tennis Court

Jefferson Memorial Tennis Court

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Spray Pool

Jefferson Memorial Spray Pool

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
16" Softball League at Jefferson 68495Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom April 28, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$245.00
16" Softball League at Jefferson 68497Individual_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMaleFrom April 28, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$25.00
16" Softball League at Jefferson 68498Individual_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed$25.00
16" Softball League at Jefferson 68496Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoedFrom April 29, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$245.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Jefferson 80866Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom June 18, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Free
Day Camp at Jefferson 86305CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 6FemaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$333.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 86304CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 6MaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$333.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 80974CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$333.00
Extended Camp at Jefferson 81089CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$115.00
Family Swim at Jefferson 87193OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Free
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 81112InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 81113InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Lap Swim at Jefferson 87421OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Friday from 8am to 9:15am
$40.00
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 81245CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$72.00
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 86303CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$72.00
Leadership Camp at Jefferson 81651CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 4, 2014
$125.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 81311InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 81312InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 81313InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 81310InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Open Swim at Jefferson 87196OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Free
Open Swim at Jefferson 87195OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Free
Orchestra at Jefferson 81415InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom June 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Free
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 81599InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 86608InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 81696CampsCamps - SportsAt least 12 but less than 16CoedFrom July 14, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$20.00
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 81695CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 12CoedFrom July 14, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 81791InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 81792InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 20, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Jefferson 89393InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 89437InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 29, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 89436InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 91588InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 14CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$18.00
Basketball - Teen League at Jefferson 89593Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Jefferson 89594InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$18.00
Basketball at Jefferson 111433InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Basketball at Jefferson 89595InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$10.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 89692Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$150.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 89727InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$15.00
Dino Diggers at Jefferson 89871InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom September 24, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 89896InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 14CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 111221InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Flag Football at Jefferson 90009InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 90051InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 14CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 90118InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 90117InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 90378InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$120.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 90379InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$80.00
KidzEnergy at Jefferson 91782InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Jefferson 90566InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 91054InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 91054InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 111432InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 90583InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Music and Movement at Jefferson 91458InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Orchestra at Jefferson 90752InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to June 29, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Free
Piano at Jefferson 90869InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$42.00
Pilates at Jefferson 111224InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$20.00
Recreational Tumbling at Jefferson 90964InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 23, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at Jefferson 90228InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Soccer at Jefferson 91222Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 13, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Soccer at Jefferson 91223Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10CoedFrom September 13, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$30.00
Soccer at Jefferson 91223Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10CoedFrom September 13, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$30.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 111222InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$12.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 91319InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$12.00
Step Aerobics at Jefferson 91326InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Storytime at Jefferson 91330InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Strings at Jefferson 91342InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$42.00
T-Ball at Jefferson 91055InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$18.00
Team Tumbling at Jefferson 91406InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14FemaleFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$35.00
Teen Club at Jefferson 91428OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 22, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
Tennis at Jefferson 91453InstructionSports - TennisAt least 8 but less than 15CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to October 23, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Jefferson 91527InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$18.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 91569OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$18.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 91570OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Yoga at Jefferson 91783InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 91801InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$18.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 91797InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 91812InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Youth Activity Center at Jefferson 111434InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom November 4, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Zumba at Jefferson 111223InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00

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Jefferson Park, situated at Long and Higgins Avenues in the heart of its community, swarms with activity year-round. Equipped with two baseball fields, one combination football/soccer field, three tennis courts, one playground and a water spray feature and a outdoor swimming pool with dressing facility, the seven-acre park offers plenty of outdoor recreation.

Inside the Jefferson Park fieldhouse, residents of all ages congregate to participate in arts, sports and social groups, such as both an active teen club.

The all-volunteer Citywide Orchestra practices at Jefferson Park and performs seasonal concerts for the community. Adults can also participate in making chamber music, while youth take piano, violin and cello lessons.

The park has regular arts and crafts classes, as well as special holiday workshops for children. Tumbling and gymnastics remain a mainstay at Jefferson Park, and its teams have won numerous awards in citywide competitions. Parents can also get their youngsters involved in preschool; Moms, Pops & Tots.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4822 N. Long Ave. Softball 2
Concessions 0
Fieldhouse 4822 N. Long Ave. 1
Fitness Arcades Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 4822 N. Long Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4822 N. Long Ave. 5 Clubrooms & Auditorium
Playgrounds 4822 N. Long Ave. 0
Swimming Pools 4822 N. Long Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 4822 N. Long Ave. 3
Water Spray Features 4822 N. Long Ave. 1
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Park honors the nation's third president and drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Long known simply as Jefferson Park, the park received the memorial park designation in 1999, to distinguish it from a second park of the same name. This Jefferson Park was the creation of the Jefferson Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Established in 1920 to provide neighborhood parks for its rapidly-developing northwest side community, the Jefferson Park District began to purchase land for the park the next year. Land acquisition continued through 1929, by which time, much of the park had been landscaped. In 1930, the park district constructed an athletic field and a fieldhouse designed by Clarence Hatzfeld. The brick fieldhouse is graced with several paintings, including an anonymous portrait Thomas Jefferson, a depiction of a Viking ship by Emil Biorn, and Columbus Sighting Land by L. Caracciolo.

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