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.

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 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.

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 Monday, August 7, 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
Adult Swim at Jefferson 193806OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
Boot Camp at Jefferson 194258InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/19 22:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 194259InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 22:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Family Swim at Jefferson 194234OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 17:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Sunday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Jefferson 194356OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/16 13:00From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday 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
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 201317InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 194471InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 194468InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 21:15From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 194469InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 21:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 194470InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 21:15From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 194467InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 194821InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/06/21 21:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Teen Fit Box at Jefferson 194880InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 21:30From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Teen Fit Box Camp at Jefferson 221007CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/08/28 22:00From August 28, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 195058InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:45From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 195059InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/21 23:45From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$23.00
Youth Swim at Jefferson 195076OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 21:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Jefferson 202218InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Art & ABCs at Jefferson 202219InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 202255InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 202256InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Basketball at Jefferson 202416InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/13 01:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:15pm to 9:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$23.00
Basketball at Jefferson 202414InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 19:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$21.00
Basketball at Jefferson 202417InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$21.00
Basketball at Jefferson 202415InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$21.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 202383Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 19:45From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 28, 2017
$0
Boot Camp at Jefferson 202557InstructionWellness - Fitness17 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:30From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 202846InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 202556InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Dance - Irish at Jefferson 202709InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Dino Diggers at Jefferson 202985InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 202751InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 00:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$21.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 202752InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2017/09/15 00:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$21.00
Flag Football at Jefferson 202883InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/16 00:15From September 15, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$13.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 202925InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 202924InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$21.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 202986InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 202984InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/13 14:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 204449InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 19:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 203792InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 20:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 203793InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$21.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 203231InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
$130.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Jefferson 203452InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 203432InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 17:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Music and Movement at Jefferson 203273InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Play School at Jefferson 203734InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Jefferson 224330InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Jefferson 203887InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Soccer at Jefferson 204062InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 19:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$21.00
Soccer League at Jefferson 204126Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Soccer League at Jefferson 204127Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/09/16 16:45From September 16, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 2:45pm
$34.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 204200InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2017/09/14 00:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Jefferson 204208InstructionWellness - Aerobics17 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:15From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Storytime & Crafts at Jefferson 224534InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1y 5m but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Storytime at Jefferson 202735InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Team Tumbling at Jefferson 204297InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$22.00
Teen Fit Box at Jefferson 204337InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Jefferson 204448InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 204484OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$21.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 204765InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$23.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 204766InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$23.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 204784InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 204783InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$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.