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

Location Notes: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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 118147OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Male2015/08/18 11:30From August 18, 2015 to September 11, 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
$26.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 124930InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 19:45From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$46.00
Acting at Sheil 124931InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$26.00
Acting at Sheil 124932InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$46.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 125184InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 20:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$46.00
Basketball - Open at Sheil 125365OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/15 11:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 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 148054InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2015/09/14 21:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$26.00
Basketball at Sheil 125888InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheil 125550InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 19:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$26.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 127177InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to January 5, 2016
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 125718InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$46.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 125719InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$46.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 125720InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$46.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 125728InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$46.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 125729InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$46.00
Conditioning at Sheil 149199InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 125756InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 148440InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/18 17:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Sheil 125851InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 17:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 125849InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 148056InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/09/17 17:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 125847InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 125850InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 20:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$31.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 148053InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$46.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 148065InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$46.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 125871InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 20:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$46.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 147637InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/09/18 21:45From September 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Flag Football at Sheil 126026InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/18 20:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 148062InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$26.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 148060InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 125551InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$26.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 148061InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 20:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 126173InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$41.00
Game Room at Sheil 148066OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2015/09/16 21:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced II Partnership at Sheil 126232PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 126233PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater12 and upCoed2015/09/09 21:30From September 9, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 126234PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 18 but less than 50Coed2015/09/16 22:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 126244InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$61.00
Improvisation at Sheil 126520InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00
Indoor Soccer at Sheil 126547InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$46.00
Kickball at Sheil 149075InstructionSports - KickballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 22:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Sheil 126708InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$92.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Sheil 126662InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$92.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 147829Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$276.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 126673Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to June 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$276.00
Little Artists at Sheil 125185InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/17 19:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 127015InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/14 15:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 127014InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 127016InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/18 15:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 127026InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 14:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 127027InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 14:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 127028InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 14:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Mommy and Me Ballet at Sheil 148055InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Female2015/09/14 19:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$31.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 148050InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 127132InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 1y 7m Coed2015/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 127130InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 127134InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationLess than 1y 7m Coed2015/09/17 14:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 127136InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/18 14:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 127137InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/18 15:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 127146InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/22 14:30From September 22, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 127147InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/17 15:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 128590InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 128591InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 128592InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Play School at Sheil 148052InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 14:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$46.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 127595InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 127596InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/09/16 20:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$46.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 127862OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 147656OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/18 18:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 127892InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 148058InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil Cancelled148057InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 127893InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/16 16:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 148059InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/18 16:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 127974InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Soccer at Sheil 127975InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 126625InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/18 19:30From September 18, 2015 to December 11, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Sport Art & Dart at Sheil 127530InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$46.00
Storybook Adventures at Sheil 128074InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$46.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 128087InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 128088InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/14 15:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$46.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 128089InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/09/18 14:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 125848InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 18:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$31.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 148051InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 17:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$31.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 128627OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 128630OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2015/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 127133OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m Coed2015/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 127135OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2015/09/17 15:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 127131OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m Coed2015/09/17 16:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 128629OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2015/09/17 16:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 128798InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 128796InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 128797InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/09/17 22:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Volleyball League at Sheil 128799Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$250.00
Volleyball League Partnership at Sheil 128812PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 128977InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 147827InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/16 16:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 147828InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/18 16:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 125183InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 129029InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/21 20:15From September 21, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$46.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 129027InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/16 20:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$46.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 129030InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/17 18:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$46.00

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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.