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 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

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. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 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
Orchestra at Jefferson 123816InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Jefferson 154338OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
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
Dance Camp at Jefferson 183931CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2016/08/01 21:00From August 1, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 154632CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$357.00
Extended Camp at Jefferson 154747CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$119.00
Family Swim at Jefferson 154771OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 21:45From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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 Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
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 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
$0
Family Swim at Jefferson 154771OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 21:45From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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 Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
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 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
$0
Family Swim at Jefferson 154771OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 21:45From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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 Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
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 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 154809InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 154810InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 22:30From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$22.00
Lap Swim at Jefferson 154925OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 154939CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
$74.00
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 154940CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 14:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$74.00
Leadership Camp at Jefferson 154952CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$133.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 155032InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 13:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 155033InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 14:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 155029InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 21:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 155030InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 21:15From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 155031InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 21:15From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 155028InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Jefferson 155128OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 16:30From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Jefferson 155128OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 16:30From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$0
Piano at Jefferson 155186InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2016/06/16 20:30From June 16, 2016 to August 4, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$42.00
Play Camp at Jefferson 154634CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 16:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$170.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 155643InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 21:30From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$17.00
Strings at Jefferson 155651InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2016/06/13 20:30From June 13, 2016 to August 1, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$43.00
Team Tumbling Camp at Jefferson 183934CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/21 22:30From June 21, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Jefferson 155697InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Teen Fit Box Camp at Jefferson 184126CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/08/15 16:00From August 15, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Jefferson 183821Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 155747CampsCamps - SportsAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$22.00
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 155749CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/07/05 15:30From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$22.00
Tumbling Camp at Jefferson 183932CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/08/08 21:00From August 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Tumbling Camp at Jefferson 183933CampsCamps - SportsAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2016/08/15 21:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 155871InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 155872InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Youth Swim at Jefferson 155890OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$0
Youth Swim at Jefferson 155890OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$0
Youth Swim at Jefferson 155890OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$0

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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.