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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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 229160OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/12/12 12:30From December 12, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
$20.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 208768Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to June 8, 2018$297.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 208767Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to June 7, 2018$297.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 211249InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 20:45From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$50.00
Acting at Sheil 211247InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Acting at Sheil 226951InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$50.00
Acting at Sheil 212276InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 20:45From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$50.00
Acting at Sheil 227765InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$50.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 211524InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$50.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 211522InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$50.00
Basketball - Open at Sheil 211801OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2018/01/09 12:30From January 9, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
$55.00
Basketball at Sheil 211802InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 20:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$30.00
Basketball at Sheil 211800InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2018/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Basketball at Sheil 226950InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Basketball League at Sheil 211852Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2018/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 9, 2018
$275.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 212144InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$50.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 212142InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$50.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 212143InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$50.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 212145InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$50.00
Conditioning at Sheil 228223InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 228224InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/12 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Sheil 227766InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2018/01/08 19:45From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Sheil 214229InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 17:45From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$35.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 212275InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 20:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$35.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 212274InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 21:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$35.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 226946InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$50.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 212304InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$50.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 212322InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2018/01/12 22:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$25.00
FFW Preview - POUND at Sheil 228861InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:00January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Sheil 212476InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 212475InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$30.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 212474InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 212549InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$50.00
Gymnastics at Sheil 226949InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$50.00
Kickball at Sheil 213629InstructionSports - KickballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Sheil 212781InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$99.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Sheil 212780InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$99.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 228230InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 228231InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 228229InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/12 16:15From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 228234InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 228235InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 5Coed2018/01/10 15:15From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 228236InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 5Coed2018/01/12 15:15From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$23.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 213182InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/08 15:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$50.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 226939InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$50.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 213181InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$50.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 213179InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$50.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 213188InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 213189InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/11 15:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Music and Movement at Sheil 227764InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$50.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 213286InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$50.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 213287InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$50.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 226937InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$50.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 213180InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$50.00
Play School at Sheil 213477InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 15:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 11:30am
$64.00
Play School at Sheil 229150InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
$60.00
POUND at Sheil 228241InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to February 6, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$20.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 226948InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 21:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$50.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 213536InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 19:45From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$50.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 213756OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 213757OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 213786InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 8, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
$50.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 213789InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$50.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 213788InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/11 17:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$50.00
Soccer at Sheil 213875InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
Soccer at Sheil 213870InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$50.00
Soccer at Sheil 213872InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$50.00
Sport Art & Dart at Sheil 213943InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$50.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 213973InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 213974InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 8, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
$50.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 227763InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$50.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 213972InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/12 15:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$50.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 226952InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/12 16:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$50.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 213971InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$50.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 214059InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$42.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 214060InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$42.00
Team Gymnastics at Sheil 213537InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$60.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Sheil 226953InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$60.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Sheil 213038InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$60.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 214429OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$24.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 214431OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2y 1m Coed2018/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$24.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 214430OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2018/01/11 17:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$24.00
Volleyball at Sheil 214499InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 22:45From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Volleyball at Sheil 214497InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2018/01/10 23:45From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Volleyball at Sheil 214498InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Volleyball at Sheil 214500InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 23:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Volleyball League at Sheil 214521Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2018/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2018 to April 25, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$273.00
Yoga at Sheil 228256InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2018/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 228257InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2018/01/10 17:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 228258InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2018/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 211523InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 8 but less than 14Female2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$35.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 214700InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$50.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 214701InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2018/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$50.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 214699InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/11 19:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$50.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Sheil 218660InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/09 15:30From April 9, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$99.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Sheil 218659InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2018 to June 14, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$99.00

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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.