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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 136210InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$26.00
Acting at Sheil 136211InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$46.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 136467InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 21:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$46.00
Basketball at Sheil 136739InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 20:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$26.00
Basketball at Sheil 136737InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/01/04 22:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$26.00
Basketball at Sheil 136738InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 12:30From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Thursday from 6:30am to 7:30am
Each Friday from 6:30am to 7:30am
$51.00
Basketball at Sheil 150376InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$26.00
Basketball League at Sheil 136808Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/09 00:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 9:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$250.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 137067InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 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 150370InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$46.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 137068InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$46.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 137069InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$46.00
Circus Arts at Sheil 137085InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$46.00
Conditioning at Sheil 137106InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 150359InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Sheil 137178InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:45From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 139093InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 137181InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$31.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 137179InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$31.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 150367InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 19:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$46.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 137210InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 20:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$46.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 137226InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 150373InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$26.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 137371InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 20:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$26.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 137370InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 137427InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$41.00
Game Room at Sheil 139066OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 22:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 137485PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced Partnership at Sheil 137484PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2016/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 137488InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$61.00
Kickball at Sheil 137774InstructionSports - KickballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/12 23:15From January 12, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$21.00
Kiddie College - Winter Session at Sheil 137836InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$92.00
Kiddie College - Winter Session at Sheil 137811InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2016 to March 17, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$92.00
Little Artists at Sheil 138067InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/07 20:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 138132InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 138133InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 16:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 138134InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 138143InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 15:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 138144InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 15:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 138145InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$21.00
Mommy and Me Ballet at Sheil 150364InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Female2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$31.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 139511InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 15:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 138200InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 1y 7m Coed2016/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 138205InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 138201InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 1y 7m Coed2016/01/07 15:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 138202InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/07 16:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 138204InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 138212InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 138213InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/07 15:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 138331InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 138332InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$46.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 138333InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 17:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Play School at Sheil 138496InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$46.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 138568InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 138569InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$46.00
Seasonal Sports at Sheil 150375InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 138802OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 151167OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 138838InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/04 17:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 138841InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 17:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 138839InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/06 17:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 138840InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/07 17:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 138837InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 150377InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 150378InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 150379InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/01/04 23:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 138932InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 137372InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Sheil 138933InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$46.00
Sport Art & Dart at Sheil 150380InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$46.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 150366InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/08 15:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Storytime at Sheil 139027InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 15:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$46.00
Storytime at Sheil 139028InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 16:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$46.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 137180InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$31.00
Tap & Ballet at Sheil 138244InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$46.00
Team Gymnastics at Sheil 150361InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$46.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Sheil 139014InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$31.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 139512OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 150372OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2y 1m Coed2016/01/05 17:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 139513OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than Coed2016/01/07 17:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 139655InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 139654InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Volleyball at Sheil 150363InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 23:45From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Volleyball League at Sheil 139674Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/01/28 01:00From January 27, 2016 to May 4, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$250.00
Yoga at Sheil 139793InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 139792InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/01/13 17:15From January 13, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 139794InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 139795InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 7 but less than 13Female2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 139836InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 21:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$46.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 150357InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$46.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 139835InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/01/07 19:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
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.