Sheil Park

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

Visit our new ADA accessible playground! 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

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

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

Location Notes: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

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.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
Kiddie College - Fall, Winter, Spring at Sheil 93472Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2014 to June 11, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$342.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 130202InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 19:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$46.00
Acting at Sheil 104851InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$26.00
Acting at Sheil 104852InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$46.00
All About Twisters at Sheil Cancelled130210InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/01 21:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$46.00
Art & ABCs at Sheil 105020InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/04/06 19:15From April 6, 2015 to June 8, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$46.00
Art & ABCs at Sheil Cancelled131046InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 18:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$46.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 105071InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 20:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$46.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sheil 105162InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/03/30 21:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sheil 130207InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sheil 105161InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/04/03 20:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Sheil 105282OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/03/31 11:30From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
$51.00
Basketball at Sheil 130193InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/04/06 21:15From April 6, 2015 to June 8, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$26.00
Basketball at Sheil 130203InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 19:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$26.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheil 105450InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 19:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$26.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 106757InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$51.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 105612InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$46.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 105611InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$46.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 105622InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$46.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 105621InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$46.00
Conditioning at Sheil 105651InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 122152InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Sheil 105746InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 105747InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 20:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 105749InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 130206InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 105745InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$31.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 107083InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$46.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 105764InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 20:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$46.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 105781InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 105780InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$21.00
Flag Football at Sheil 130212InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/04/03 21:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 105909InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$26.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 105954InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 17:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$41.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 108348InstructionCulture and Arts - Event - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/04/01 21:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$61.00
Kickball at Sheil 106262InstructionSports - KickballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Kiddie College - Spring Session at Sheil 106331InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$92.00
Kiddie College at Sheil 106329InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/06 14:30From April 6, 2015 to June 8, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$92.00
Little Artists at Sheil 105072InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 106602InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 9:45am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 106603InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 14:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 9:45am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 106604InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 106614InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 106616InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 106618InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$21.00
Mommy and Me Ballet at Sheil 106744InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/06 18:15From April 6, 2015 to June 8, 2015
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 106699InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than Coed2015/03/31 14:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 106703InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 106702InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than Coed2015/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 106700InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 106697InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 106695InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 106714InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 14:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 106715InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 108123InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 14:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 108121InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 108122InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 16:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Play School at Sheil 130211InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 14:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$46.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 107138InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/01 19:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 107139InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$46.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 107390OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/04/01 18:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 130191OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 107419InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/30 16:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 130197InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/31 16:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 107420InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/01 16:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 130200InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 130198InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 107505InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 107507InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 130208InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Storybook Adventures at Sheil 130209InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 17:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$46.00
Storytime at Sheil 107659InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/30 14:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$46.00
Storytime at Sheil 107657InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/30 15:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$46.00
Storytime at Sheil 105610InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$46.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 105748InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 17:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$31.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 130205InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$31.00
T-Ball at Sheil 105163InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/03/30 20:45From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$26.00
T-Ball at Sheil 130190InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/02 18:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$26.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 108163OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/30 14:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 108161OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 106698OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m Coed2015/03/31 16:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 106701OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m Coed2015/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 108164OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2015/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 130194InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 108298InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Volleyball League Partnership at Sheil 130196PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/04/17 23:45From April 17, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
$0
Wheel Gymnastics-Advanced II Arts Partner at Sheil 108349PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 129651InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheil 129655InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheil 129653InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheil 105953InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 108446InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/06 20:15From April 6, 2015 to June 8, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$46.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 108447InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/04/02 18:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$46.00

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Visit our new ADA accessible playground! 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.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.