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.

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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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Cheerleading Camp at Jefferson 194005CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/07/10 21:30From July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$21.00
Dance Camp at Jefferson 195567CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 7 but less than 13½Coed2017/07/17 21:30From July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$21.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 201508CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$375.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 194086CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$375.00
Extended Camp at Jefferson 201511CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$125.00
Extended Camp at Jefferson 194205CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 20:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
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
Hip Hop Aerobics at Jefferson 201318InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$23.00
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
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 194369CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$78.00
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 194370CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 14:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
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
$78.00
Leadership Camp at Jefferson 194386CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$100.00
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 Cancelled194882CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/08/07 16:00From August 7, 2017 to August 16, 2017
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 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
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 194936CampsCamps - SportsAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$23.00
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 194937CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$23.00
Tumbling Camp at Jefferson 194961CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/07/24 21:30From July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$21.00
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

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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.