Jefferson Memorial Park

  • 4822 N. Long Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60630 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
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  • 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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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
16" Softball League at Jefferson 102370Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/05/04 23:30From May 4, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$250.00
16" Softball League at Jefferson 102369Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/05/05 23:30From May 5, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$250.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Jefferson 117247OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/12 23:00From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$0
Adult Swim at Jefferson 131835OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/07 16:00September 7, 2015
Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Jefferson 132017InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$21.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Jefferson 132016InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/06/20 17:15From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$21.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 116210CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$340.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 116212CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 6Female2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$340.00
Day Camp at Jefferson 116211CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 6Male2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$340.00
Extended Camp at Jefferson 116318CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$117.00
Family Swim at Jefferson 116435OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/12 21:45From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
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 Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
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
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$0
Family Swim at Jefferson 131830OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/07 14:00September 7, 2015
Monday from 9am to 11am
Monday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 116537InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/15 22:30From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Jefferson 116538InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 22:30From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Lap Swim at Jefferson 116677OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/12 13:00From June 12, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Friday from 8am to 9:15am
$40.00
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 116732CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 14:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
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
$73.00
Late Summer Camp at Jefferson 116733CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/17 14:00From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
$73.00
Leadership Camp at Jefferson 116745CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/15 14:00From June 15, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$130.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 116820InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 20:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 131466InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 13:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 131467InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 14:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 116821InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 20:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 116822InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Jefferson 116819InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$28.00
Open Swim at Jefferson 131842OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/07 17:15September 7, 2015
Monday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
Orchestra at Jefferson 117433InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/06/02 00:00From June 1, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Piano at Jefferson 117477InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2015/06/11 20:30From June 11, 2015 to July 30, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$41.00
POST Adult Swim at Jefferson 131140OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 23:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Family Swim at Jefferson 131141OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 21:45From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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 Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Lap Swim at Jefferson 131142OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 13:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9:15am
Each Friday from 8am to 9:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$40.00
POST Youth Swim at Jefferson 131143OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 17:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Youth Swim at Jefferson 131826OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 14:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
Sports Conditioning at Jefferson 117680InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 21:30From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Strings at Jefferson 117691InstructionCulture and Arts - Music6 and upCoed2015/06/08 20:30From June 8, 2015 to July 27, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$42.00
Teen Fit Box at Jefferson 132415InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/15 21:30From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 117765CampsCamps - SportsAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2015/07/20 14:00From July 20, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$21.00
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 117768CampsCamps - SportsAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to July 17, 2015
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
$21.00
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 117766CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/06/29 15:30From June 29, 2015 to July 17, 2015
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
$21.00
Tennis Camp at Jefferson 117767CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/07/20 15:30From July 20, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$21.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 117892InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/16 00:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Yoga/Pilates at Jefferson 117893InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/18 00:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Youth Swim at Jefferson 117254OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 17:15From June 12, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Zumba at Jefferson 132015InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/27 14:30From June 27, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$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.