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

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

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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 156184OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Male2016/08/23 11:30From August 23, 2016 to September 16, 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
$27.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 164798InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 19:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$47.00
Acting at Sheil 164799InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$27.00
Acting at Sheil 164800InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$47.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 165042InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$47.00
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
Basketball at Sheil 165307InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/09/19 21:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$27.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheil 165433InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 19:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$27.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 165594InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$52.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 165591InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$47.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 165592InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$47.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 165612InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$47.00
Conditioning at Sheil 165638InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 165639InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 17:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Cross Country at Sheil 169134InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/23 20:45From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$27.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 165726InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$32.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 165725InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$32.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 165727InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$32.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 165764InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$47.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 165765InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$47.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 165763InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 20:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$47.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 165306InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/09/20 22:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 165784InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/09/23 21:45From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
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
Flag Football at Sheil 165945InstructionSports - FootballAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2016/09/23 20:45From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 166000InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$27.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 165998InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 184643InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$27.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 165997InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$27.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 166063InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$42.00
Game Room at Sheil 166085OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2016/09/21 21:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$6.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced II Partnership at Sheil 166108PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 166109PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater12 and upCoed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 166110PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 166111InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$62.00
Indoor Soccer at Sheil 166518InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$47.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Sheil 166638InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$94.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Sheil 166637InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$94.00
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
Little Artists at Sheil 166933InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 18:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$47.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 166994InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 15:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 166993InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 15:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 166995InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/23 15:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 167005InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 14:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$22.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 167006InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 14:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$22.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 167007InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 14:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$22.00
Mommy and Me Ballet at Sheil 167021InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Female2016/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$32.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 167064InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 167060InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 167059InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 167061InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 14:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 184637InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 15:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 167062InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 167063InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 15:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 167071InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/27 14:30From September 27, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 167072InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 14:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 167236InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 14:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 167237InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 15:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 167238InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 16:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$47.00
Play School at Sheil 167479InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 14:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$60.00
POUND at Sheil 185453InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$25.00
Puppetry at Sheil 165593InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 17:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$47.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 167671InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 19:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$47.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 167672InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/21 20:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$47.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 167929OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 167930OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 167967InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$47.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 167969InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$47.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 167968InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 16:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$47.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 184634InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 16:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$47.00
Soccer at Sheil 168058InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$27.00
Soccer at Sheil 184641InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$27.00
Soccer at Sheil 168059InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$47.00
Soccer at Sheil 168057InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 19:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$47.00
Sport Art & Dart at Sheil 168131InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$47.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 168152InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 168153InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 15:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$47.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 165611InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$47.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 168154InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$47.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 167970InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/23 16:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$47.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 165728InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$40.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 168234InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 17:30From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$40.00
Team Gymnastics at Sheil 184639InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Female2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$47.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Sheil 168150InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 17:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$32.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 168759OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$22.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 168757OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$22.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 168760OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2016/09/22 16:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Sheil 168958InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Volleyball at Sheil 168956InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$27.00
Volleyball at Sheil 168957InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/09/22 22:45From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$27.00
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
Volleyball League Partnership at Sheil 168986PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 169135InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 169136InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 169137InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Young Scientist at Sheil 169177InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/26 20:15From September 26, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$47.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 169176InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2016/09/21 20:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$47.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 169178InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 18:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$47.00

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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.

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