Jefferson Memorial Park

  • 4822 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60630 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Andrea Woppel
  • Park 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 Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Fieldhouse

Jefferson Memorial Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Hours: , , ,

Notes: Fieldhouse is open on Sundays only for special events or rentals.

Jeffersosn Memorial Park Youth Fitness Arcade

Jeffersosn Memorial Park Youth Fitness Arcade

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

Jefferson Memorial Gymnasium

Jefferson Memorial Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Auditorium & Clubrooms

Jefferson Memorial Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms & Auditorium

Jefferson Memorial Playground

Jefferson Memorial PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Jefferson Memorial Park Pool

Jefferson Memorial Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (773)685-3347

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

Jefferson Memorial Tennis Court

Jefferson Memorial Tennis Court

Location Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Jefferson Memorial Spray Pool

Jefferson Memorial Spray Pool

Location Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 162143InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Ballet - Beginner at Jefferson 162215InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$20.00
Ballet - Beginner at Jefferson 162217InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/23 19:45From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$20.00
Ballet - Beginner at Jefferson 162213InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/24 16:30From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$20.00
Basketball - Teen League at Jefferson 162282Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 19:30From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Jefferson 162318InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/28 01:30From September 27, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$22.00
Basketball at Jefferson 162316InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/28 19:30From September 28, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$20.00
Basketball at Jefferson 162319InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/28 21:45From September 28, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Basketball at Jefferson 162317InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/09/22 23:15From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Jefferson 162613InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/19 19:45From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$20.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Jefferson 162610InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/24 18:45From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$20.00
Dance - Irish at Jefferson 162621InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 162834InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 23:15From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 162903InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/28 14:30From September 28, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$20.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 162904InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 163159InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$124.00
KidzEnergy at Jefferson 163208InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
KidzEnergy at Jefferson 163207InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 163389InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/21 17:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$20.00
Piano at Jefferson 163660InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$44.00
Play School at Jefferson 163698InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$20.00
Recreational Tumbling at Jefferson 163828InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/23 21:45From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Jefferson 163919InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Jefferson 164098InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$20.00
Strings at Jefferson 164248InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$44.00
Team Tumbling at Jefferson 164320InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/09/27 21:30From September 27, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$41.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Jefferson 164468InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$20.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 164502OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$20.00
Winter Break Camp at Jefferson 164669CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/02 15:00From January 2, 2017 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$61.00
Yoga at Jefferson 164718InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 164764InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 17:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$20.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 164763InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Zumba at Jefferson 164788InstructionWellness - Fitness17 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Zumba at Jefferson 164786InstructionWellness - Fitness17 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Zumba at Jefferson 164787InstructionWellness - Fitness17 and upCoed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$22.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Jefferson 169306InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Art & ABCs at Jefferson 169307InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 169347InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/01/16 19:30From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 169346InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Jefferson 186993OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/11 02:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:15pm to 9:45pm
$26.00
Basketball - Teen League at Jefferson 186992Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13y 5m but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 20:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Jefferson 169500InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 169575Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least but less than Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$33.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 169574Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8y 5m but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2:30pm
$32.00
Bitty Basketball at Jefferson 169634InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$33.00
Cello at Jefferson 169693InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$45.00
Dance - Irish at Jefferson 170298InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 169831InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 01:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 189269InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/14 01:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 169915InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 169913InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 169914InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 186991InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 169959InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 170012InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 170013InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 170339InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 170094InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 170092InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 170093InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 170095InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 170096InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/13 22:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 170297InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$126.00
KidzEnergy at Jefferson 170338InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 170485InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Music and Movement at Jefferson 170758InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Orchestra Jefferson Cancelled189271InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAnyCoed2017/01/15 21:30From January 15, 2017 to March 12, 2017
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$45.00
Piano at Jefferson 170722InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$45.00
Play School at Jefferson 170759InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/13 15:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Jefferson 171613InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Jefferson 170882InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Soccer at Jefferson 171046InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 171155InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 189270InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/13 00:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$11.00
Step Aerobics at Jefferson 171160InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Storytime at Jefferson 171427InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Team Gymnastics at Jefferson 171267InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$21.00
Teen Club at Jefferson 189273OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/20 01:30From January 19, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Jefferson 171296InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Jefferson 189272InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/16 18:30From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Jefferson 171396InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 20:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 170535OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 169958OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1y 5m but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Yoga at Jefferson 171614InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Yoga at Jefferson 171615InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$23.00
Yoga at Jefferson Cancelled171616InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/21 00:30From January 20, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$23.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 171643InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/14 00:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 171661InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 171660InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00

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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.

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.