Sheil Park

  • 3505 N. Southport Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60657 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Michelle Baldwin
  • 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: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Sheil Gymnasium

Sheil Gymnasium

Location: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Sheil Clubroom

Sheil Clubroom

Location: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms

Sheil Picnic Tables

Sheil Picnic Tables

Location: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Sheil Playground

Sheil PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 3505 N. Southport Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Basketball - Open at Sheil 112123OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50CoedFrom August 19, 2014 to September 12, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
$25.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 111711InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$45.00
Acting at Sheil 91844InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$25.00
Acting at Sheil 91845InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
All About Twisters at Sheil 111722InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Art & ABCs at Sheil 92020InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$45.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 92074InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 92073InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$45.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 111712InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
$45.00
Baseball at Sheil 111725InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Sheil 92222OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
$50.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheil 92426InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$25.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheil 92427InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$25.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 111740InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 111741InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 111743InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 111738InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 92596InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$45.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 92597InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$45.00
Conditioning at Sheil 92621InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Free
Creative Drama at Sheil 111749InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 92726InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$30.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 92723InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$30.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 92724InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$30.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 111745InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$30.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 92725InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$30.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 111736InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 92767InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$20.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 92767InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 92854InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$25.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 111710InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$25.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 111709InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$25.00
Flag Football - Indoor at Sheil 92868InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$20.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 92994InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$40.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced II Partnership at Sheil 95473PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Free
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 95467PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 111858PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater12 and upCoedFrom September 10, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 95461InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$60.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 111714PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$60.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 95470PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 18 but less than 60CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Improvisation at Sheil 111747InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$25.00
Indoor Soccer at Sheil 93360InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$45.00
Kickball at Sheil 93439InstructionSports - KickballAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$25.00
Kiddie College - Fall Session at Sheil 111086InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
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
$114.00
Kiddie College - Fall, Winter, Spring at Sheil 93472Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom 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
Kiddie College at Sheil 93507InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$90.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 111719InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 111718InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Fitness Boot Camp at Sheil 111720InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 111896InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 93792InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$20.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 93794InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$20.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93870InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 1y 7m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 111857InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93871InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93872InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 1y 7m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93873InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93867InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 10m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93874InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93875InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 93876InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 111729InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 111730InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Musical at Sheil 111726InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$50.00
Play School at Sheil 111735InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$45.00
Play School at Sheil 93508InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$45.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 94290InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 94291InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 8CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$45.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 94482OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Free
Sing-Along at Sheil 94512InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$45.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 94513InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Soccer at Sheil 110818InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$45.00
Soccer at Sheil 111717InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$20.00
Soccer at Sheil 94582InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Storybook Adventures at Sheil 94711InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Storytime at Sheil 94722InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$45.00
Storytime at Sheil 94723InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$45.00
Storytime at Sheil 94724InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$45.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sheil 95241InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sheil 95242InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sheil 95243InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 95276OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 93868OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 95278OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 95277OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$20.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 95280OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$20.00
Volleyball at Sheil 111746InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$20.00
Volleyball at Sheil 95423Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$245.00
Volleyball at Sheil 111723InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$20.00
Volleyball at Sheil 111724InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$20.00
Volleyball League Partnership at Sheil 111733PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15FemaleFrom September 26, 2014 to November 21, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$250.00
Yoga at Sheil 111721InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Free
Young Scientist at Sheil 95596InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$45.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 111715InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 111716InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 9 but less than 12CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$45.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 95597InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Fieldhouse 3505 N. Southport Ave. 0
Gymnasiums 3505 N. Southport Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 3505 N. Southport Ave. 8 Clubrooms
Picnic Groves 3505 N. Southport Ave. 1
Playgrounds 3505 N. Southport Ave. 0
Sheil Community Center honors the memory of Archbishop Bernard J. Sheil (1886-1969), pastor at Lake View's St. Andrew's Catholic Church for more than three decades. A supporter of ecumenical efforts and of the rights of racial minorities and laborers, Archbishop Sheil was often referred to as "the friend of the little guy." His interest in young people led him to found the Catholic Youth Organization in 1930. Sheil Community Center is located in the heavily-populated Lake View neighborhood, on land once occupied by the Hanson Laundry Company. The Chicago Park District purchased the property in 1973, demolishing the laundry plant shortly thereafter. In 1975, the park district broke ground for a fieldhouse with a gymnasium, a craftshop, and clubrooms. The gymnasium is named for William E. Pollack (1909-1968), a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 13th District, in which the park lies. A native Chicagoan and a graduate of Lake View High School, Pollack served as the Republican leader for six of his nine terms in office.

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