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.

Descriptors: Softball

Jefferson Memorial Park - PEK Inc.

Jefferson Memorial Park - PEK Inc.

Location: 4822 N. Long Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)742-9607

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

Location Notes: 4822 N. Long Ave.

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.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

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 89393InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 89437InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/29 21:00From September 29, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 89436InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 16:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$18.00
Arts & Crafts at Jefferson 91588InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2014/09/18 22:45From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$18.00
Basketball - Teen League at Jefferson 89593Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Jefferson 89594InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2014/09/16 23:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$18.00
Basketball at Jefferson 111433InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2014/09/17 19:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Basketball at Jefferson 89595InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/19 00:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$10.00
Basketball League at Jefferson 89692Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$150.00
Boot Camp at Jefferson 89727InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$15.00
Dino Diggers at Jefferson 89871InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2014/09/24 21:00From September 24, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Jefferson 89896InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2014/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 111221InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Flag Football at Jefferson 90009InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2014/09/16 22:30From September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Jefferson 90051InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2014/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 90118InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Jefferson 90117InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 90378InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$120.00
Kiddie College at Jefferson 90379InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$80.00
KidzEnergy at Jefferson 91782InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Jefferson 90566InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 20:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 91054InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2014/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 111432InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/18 18:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Mighty Munchkins at Jefferson 90583InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Music and Movement at Jefferson 91458InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Orchestra at Jefferson 90752InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2014/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2014 to June 29, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Piano at Jefferson 90869InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$42.00
Pilates at Jefferson 111224InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$20.00
Recreational Tumbling at Jefferson 90964InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/23 20:15From September 23, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at Jefferson 90228InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2014/09/18 20:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Sports Conditioning - Teen Fit Box at Jefferson 91319InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/20 01:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 111222InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$12.00
Step Aerobics at Jefferson 91326InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Storytime at Jefferson 91330InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$18.00
Strings at Jefferson 91342InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$42.00
T-Ball at Jefferson 91055InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2014/09/18 19:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$18.00
Team Tumbling at Jefferson 91406InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Female2014/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$35.00
Teen Club at Jefferson 91428OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/23 00:30From September 22, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Jefferson 91527InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$18.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 91569OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$18.00
Tot Spot at Jefferson 91570OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2014/09/17 18:30From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$18.00
Yoga at Jefferson 91783InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 91801InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2014/09/17 20:00From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$18.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 91797InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Young Scientist at Jefferson 91812InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Youth Activity Center at Jefferson 111434InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2014/11/04 22:45From November 4, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Zumba at Jefferson 111223InstructionWellness - Fitness16 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00

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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.