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 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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Art & ABCs at Jefferson 208972InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$22.00
Art & ABCs at Jefferson 208973InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 209010InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/15 19:30From January 15, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 209009InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Basketball - Open at Jefferson 209097OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2018/01/10 02:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 10pm
$23.00
Basketball at Jefferson 209156InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$22.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 209226Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least but less than Coed2018/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$30.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 209225Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8y 5m but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 209118Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/13 20:45From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Jefferson 209286InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than Coed2018/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 228214InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 228215InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 228213InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/13 00:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Dance - Irish at Jefferson 209434InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Dino Diggers at Jefferson 228187InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2018/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 209488InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2018/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 228186InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2018/01/12 01:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 209489InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2018/01/13 01:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 209605InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 209604InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 209654InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 209655InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$22.00
Fun with Food at Jefferson 228191InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 209735InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$22.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 209733InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 210633InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$22.00
Gymnastics at Jefferson 209734InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 209909InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$132.00
KidzEnergy at Jefferson 229069InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
KidzEnergy at Jefferson Cancelled209947InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Jefferson 209656InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Music and Movement at Jefferson 210193InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Play School at Jefferson 210359InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$22.00
Seasonal Sports at Jefferson 210476InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Soccer at Jefferson 228190InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$22.00
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 210742InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2018/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 210743InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/12 00:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$12.00
Step Aerobics at Jefferson 228243InstructionWellness - Aerobics17 and upCoed2018/01/09 00:15From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Storytime & Crafts at Jefferson 228189InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1y 5m but less than 3y 5m Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$20.00
Storytime at Jefferson 210767InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Team Gymnastics at Jefferson 210826InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$22.00
Teen Fit Box at Jefferson 228245InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Jefferson 210475InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Jefferson 211013InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/16 18:30From January 16, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$22.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 228188OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 211047OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2018/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$22.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 228263InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 228264InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/13 01:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 211217InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 211216InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00

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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.