Sheil Park

  • 3505 N. Southport Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60657 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Michelle Baldwin
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7826

The inside of Sheil Park rivals the hustle and bustle of Southport Avenue where it’s located. The park, featuring a fieldhouse building and an adjacent new playground, keeps Lakeview residents healthy and active with affordable, quality indoor programs, and fun family events.

Sheil Park is known among parents for its fun and imaginative early childhood programs. A variety of classes engage preschoolers as young as six months in active play that emphasizes motor skill development and socialization skills. Whether it’s toddler camp, storytime, little tykes tumbling or kids in the kitchen, there is a class for every youngster, some requiring an accompanying parent, others not.

Many residents are drawn to Sheil Park for its established theater program, which introduces youth, teens and adults to the world of acting, directing and producing. Classes range from basic acting, to more specialized areas of improvisation, set design and scriptwriting. Sheil Park prepares its students for real live productions held each season, where they can demonstrate their craft.

Residents also choose Sheil Park for fitness, including aerobics, yoga and circuit classes, as well as open gym times. Others like to take it easy, joining a teen or senior club.

History

Sheil Community Center honors the memory of Archbishop Bernard J. Sheil (1886-1969), pastor at Lake View's St. Andrew's Catholic Church for more than three decades. A supporter of ecumenical efforts and of the rights of racial minorities and laborers, Archbishop Sheil was often referred to as "the friend of the little guy." His interest in young people led him to found the Catholic Youth Organization in 1930. Sheil Community Center is located in the heavily-populated Lake View neighborhood, on land once occupied by the Hanson Laundry Company. The Chicago Park District purchased the property in 1973, demolishing the laundry plant shortly thereafter. In 1975, the park district broke ground for a fieldhouse with a gymnasium, a craftshop, and clubrooms. The gymnasium is named for William E. Pollack (1909-1968), a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 13th District, in which the park lies. A native Chicagoan and a graduate of Lake View High School, Pollack served as the Republican leader for six of his nine terms in office.

Parking/Directions

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Sheil Fieldhouse

Sheil Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Hours: , ,

Sheil Gymnasium

Sheil Gymnasium

Location Notes: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Sheil Clubroom

Sheil Clubroom

Location Notes: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms

Sheil Picnic Tables

Sheil Picnic Tables

Location Notes: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Sheil Playground

Sheil PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Events

DEC
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Shop & Drop at Sheil

Location: Sheil Park, Chicago, IL  60657

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Shop & Drop at Sheil

Location: Sheil Park, Chicago, IL  60657

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Shop & Drop at Sheil

Location: Sheil Park, Chicago, IL  60657

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Basketball - Open at Sheil 165216OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/20 11:30From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
$52.00
Dodgeball Tournament at Sheil 165790TournamentSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2016/12/16 22:45December 16, 2016
Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$6.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 166656Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 16, 2017$282.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 166655Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to June 15, 2017$282.00
Volleyball League at Sheil 168981Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2016 to January 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$255.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 188738InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 20:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$48.00
Acting at Sheil 171692InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Acting at Sheil 171693InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$48.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 173802InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 188742InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$48.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 171934InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$48.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 175499InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 14Female2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Basketball at Sheil 172219InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 20:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$28.00
Basketball at Sheil 172217InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$28.00
Basketball at Sheil 172218InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/10 12:30From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
$53.00
Basketball at Sheil 172220InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 10, 2017
$28.00
Basketball League at Sheil 172281Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/14 00:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 10, 2017
$260.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 172562InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$53.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 172565InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$48.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 172563InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$48.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 172564InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$48.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 172581InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 22:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$48.00
Conditioning at Sheil 172599InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 172600InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Sheil 172695InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$33.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 172694InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$33.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 172693InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$33.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 172729InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:15From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$48.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 172728InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$48.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 172747InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2017/01/13 22:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 10, 2017
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 172904InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 172903InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$28.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 172902InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/13 21:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 172963InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$43.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 173020PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2017/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 173019PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 173021InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$63.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Sheil 173435InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$94.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Sheil 173434InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$94.00
Little Artists at Sheil 173770InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 20:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$48.00
Little Artists at Sheil 173678InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$48.00
Little Artists at Sheil 188741InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:15From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$48.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 173742InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$25.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 173743InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 16:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$25.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 173744InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 16:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$25.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 173753InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$25.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 173754InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 15:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$25.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 173755InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 15:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 173807InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 173806InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$48.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 173803InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 1y 7m Coed2017/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 173804InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$48.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 188743InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 15:30From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 173805InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$48.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 173814InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 173815InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 173954InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 173955InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$48.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 173956InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/11 17:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$48.00
Play School at Sheil 174117InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$61.00
POUND at Sheil 188744InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$30.00
POUND at Sheil 188745InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$30.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 174183InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$48.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 174184InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$48.00
Seasonal Sports at Sheil 174296InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 174414OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 174415OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 174450InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$48.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 174453InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$48.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 174451InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/11 17:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$48.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 174452InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$48.00
Soccer at Sheil 174542InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$48.00
Soccer at Sheil 174543InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$48.00
Soccer at Sheil 174544InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$48.00
Soccer at Sheil 174539InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$48.00
Soccer at Sheil 174540InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$48.00
Soccer at Sheil 174541InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$48.00
Sport Art & Dart at Sheil 174604InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$48.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 174644InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 174645InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$48.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 174630InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 15:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$48.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 174449InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 17:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$48.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 174719InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$40.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 174720InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$40.00
Team Gymnastics at Sheil 174732InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$48.00
Teen Club at Sheil 172992OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$7.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Sheil 174965InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$33.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 175155OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$23.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 175157OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$23.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 175156OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2017/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$23.00
Volleyball at Sheil 188740InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/17 21:45From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Volleyball at Sheil 175359InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 23:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$23.00
Volleyball at Sheil 173400InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 23:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$23.00
Volleyball at Sheil 175358InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Volleyball at Sheil 175360InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 23:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Volleyball League at Sheil 175380Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/02/02 01:00From February 1, 2017 to May 10, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$260.00
Yoga at Sheil 175497InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 175496InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/01/18 17:15From January 18, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 175498InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Young Scientist at Sheil 175535InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 21:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$48.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 175536InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$48.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 175534InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/12 19:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$48.00

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The inside of Sheil Park rivals the hustle and bustle of Southport Avenue where it’s located. The park, featuring a fieldhouse building and an adjacent new playground, keeps Lakeview residents healthy and active with affordable, quality indoor programs, and fun family events.

Sheil Park is known among parents for its fun and imaginative early childhood programs. A variety of classes engage preschoolers as young as six months in active play that emphasizes motor skill development and socialization skills. Whether it’s toddler camp, storytime, little tykes tumbling or kids in the kitchen, there is a class for every youngster, some requiring an accompanying parent, others not.

Many residents are drawn to Sheil Park for its established theater program, which introduces youth, teens and adults to the world of acting, directing and producing. Classes range from basic acting, to more specialized areas of improvisation, set design and scriptwriting. Sheil Park prepares its students for real live productions held each season, where they can demonstrate their craft.

Residents also choose Sheil Park for fitness, including aerobics, yoga and circuit classes, as well as open gym times. Others like to take it easy, joining a teen or senior club.

Sheil Community Center honors the memory of Archbishop Bernard J. Sheil (1886-1969), pastor at Lake View's St. Andrew's Catholic Church for more than three decades. A supporter of ecumenical efforts and of the rights of racial minorities and laborers, Archbishop Sheil was often referred to as "the friend of the little guy." His interest in young people led him to found the Catholic Youth Organization in 1930. Sheil Community Center is located in the heavily-populated Lake View neighborhood, on land once occupied by the Hanson Laundry Company. The Chicago Park District purchased the property in 1973, demolishing the laundry plant shortly thereafter. In 1975, the park district broke ground for a fieldhouse with a gymnasium, a craftshop, and clubrooms. The gymnasium is named for William E. Pollack (1909-1968), a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 13th District, in which the park lies. A native Chicagoan and a graduate of Lake View High School, Pollack served as the Republican leader for six of his nine terms in office.

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