Sheil Park

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

12/22-1/2 hours: M-F 9am-5pm; Sa/Su 8-4pm Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day.

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.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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 98453InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 20:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$45.00
Acting at Sheil 98451InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$25.00
Acting at Sheil 98452InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$45.00
Art & ABCs at Sheil 98635InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/05 20:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$45.00
Art & ABCs at Sheil 114390InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$45.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 98694InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 21:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$45.00
Baseball at Sheil 98969InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Basketball at Sheil 99111InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$25.00
Basketball at Sheil 99112InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Basketball at Sheil 114393InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2015/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$20.00
Basketball at Sheil 98856InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/06 12:30From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 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
$50.00
Basketball at Sheil Cancelled102259InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Basketball at Sheil 99615InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Basketball League at Sheil 99038Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/10 00:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$245.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 100529InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$50.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 99275InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$45.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 99276InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$45.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 99284InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$45.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 99285InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$45.00
Conditioning at Sheil 99316InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Creative Drama at Sheil 99277InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$45.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 99413InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 18:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$30.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 99410InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 19:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$30.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 99414InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$30.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 99412InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$30.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 99427InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 20:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$45.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 114358InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$45.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 99444InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 99443InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Male2015/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 114400InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 22:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 99638InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$25.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 99637InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$25.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 99636InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 99688InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$40.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 114392PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 114389PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2015/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 102213InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/01/07 22:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$60.00
Kickball at Sheil 100037InstructionSports - KickballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Kiddie College - Winter Session at Sheil 100101InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$90.00
Kiddie College at Sheil 100100InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$90.00
Little Artists at Sheil 98695InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$45.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 100375InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 9:45am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 100376InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 9:45am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 100377InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 100388InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 100390InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 100392InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$20.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 100473InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than Coed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 100480InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 100475InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than Coed2015/01/08 15:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 100476InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 100477InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 100478InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 100487InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 100488InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/08 15:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$45.00
Music and Movement at Sheil 114394InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 100413InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/07 15:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 100414InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/07 16:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 100415InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/07 17:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$45.00
Play School at Sheil 114385InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$45.00
Play School at Sheil 101035InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 15:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$45.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 101118InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/07 20:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$45.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 101119InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$45.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 101364OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/07 19:30From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 101394InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/05 17:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$45.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 114397InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/06 17:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$45.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 101395InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/07 17:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$45.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 114396InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$45.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 100479InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$45.00
Soccer at Sheil 101036InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/06 20:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$45.00
Soccer at Sheil 101221InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$45.00
Storybook Adventures at Sheil 101550InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 18:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$45.00
Storytime at Sheil 101564InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$45.00
Storytime at Sheil 101565InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/05 16:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$45.00
Storytime at Sheil 99274InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$45.00
Table Tennis at Sheil 101598InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/01/07 22:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 99411InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 21:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$35.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 102021OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 102022OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 100474OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m Coed2015/01/06 17:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 102024OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than Coed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 100472OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m Coed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$20.00
Volleyball at Sheil 102163InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Volleyball at Sheil 102162InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Volleyball League at Sheil 102184Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/01/22 01:00From January 21, 2015 to March 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$245.00
Yoga at Sheil 113376InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheil 113367InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheil 113378InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheil 114398InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$25.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 102320InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 21:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$45.00
Young Scientist at Sheil Cancelled102319InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$45.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 102318InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/08 19:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$45.00

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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.