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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 166656Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 16, 2017$282.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Sheil 166655Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to June 15, 2017$282.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Volleyball League at Sheil 175380Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/02/02 01:00From February 1, 2017 to May 10, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9:45pm
$260.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Sheil 178162InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 19:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$49.00
Acting at Sheil 178160InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$29.00
Acting at Sheil 178161InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 19:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$49.00
Art & ABCs at Sheil 192979InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/04/05 17:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$49.00
Art & ABCs at Sheil 192980InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$49.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 192978InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$49.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 192977InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
$49.00
Arts & Crafts at Sheil 178396InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 20:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 5, 2017
$49.00
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Sheil 178486InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Sheil 178485InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$0
Basketball - Open at Sheil 178615OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/04 11:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 178689InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$29.00
Basketball Skills at Sheil 178794InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 19:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$29.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 178965InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$55.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 178966InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$49.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 178964InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$49.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 178963InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/06 17:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$49.00
Children's Theater at Sheil 178980InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 21:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$49.00
Circus Arts at Sheil Cancelled179099InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$34.00
Circus Arts at Sheil Cancelled181329InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 17:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$34.00
Conditioning at Sheil 179000InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$0
Conditioning at Sheil 179001InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 17:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap at Sheil 181328InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$34.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 179100InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 20:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$34.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 179101InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$34.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 199027InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 17:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$34.00
Dance - Tap at Sheil 179098InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 20:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$34.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 179123InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 19:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$49.00
Dino Diggers at Sheil 192981InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 20:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
$49.00
Dodgeball at Sheil 179136InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2017/04/07 21:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 179137InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$29.00
Floor Hockey at Sheil 179286InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/04/07 20:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$29.00
Fun and Games at Sheil 179334InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$44.00
Game Room at Sheil 179363OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$21.00
Gym Wheel - Advanced II Partnership at Sheil 179392PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2017/04/03 22:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$0
Gym Wheel - Advanced II Partnership at Sheil 198459PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Sheil 179393InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/05 21:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$65.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Sheil 179791InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/10 15:30From April 10, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 1, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
$94.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Sheil 179790InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
$94.00
Little Artist at Sheil 181064InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
$49.00
Little Artists at Sheil 192974InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$49.00
Little Artists at Sheil 180043InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 19:30From April 6, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$49.00
Little Artists at Sheil 192975InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 19:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 5, 2017
$49.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Sheil 192984InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$49.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Sheil 192983InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:30From April 5, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$49.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 180108InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 14:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 180109InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 14:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Sheil 180110InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 14:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 180115InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 180116InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 15:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheil 180117InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 15:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$24.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 180168InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 180167InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 180166InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 14:30From April 6, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 180165InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/06 15:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 180163InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 5, 2017
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Sheil 180162InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 15:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 180173InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Sheil 180174InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 14:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$49.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 180318InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/05 14:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$49.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 180316InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/05 15:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$49.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Sheil 180317InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/05 16:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$49.00
Play School at Sheil 180630InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 14:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$63.00
POUND at Sheil 198391InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$35.00
POUND at Sheil 198392InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$35.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 180675InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 19:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$49.00
Recreational Tumbling at Sheil 180676InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/05 20:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
$49.00
Seasonal Sports at Sheil 178688InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$29.00
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 180913OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/05 18:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Sheil 180914OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Sing-Along at Sheil 180950InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/03 16:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$49.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 180952InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 16:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$49.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 180951InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$49.00
Sing-Along at Sheil 180954InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 16:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$49.00
Soccer at Sheil 193570InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$49.00
Soccer at Sheil 181063InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$49.00
Soccer at Sheil 181065InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 19:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$49.00
Sport Art & Dart at Sheil 181143InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 18:15From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$49.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 181211InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$49.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 181210InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$49.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 181208InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$49.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 181209InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$49.00
Storytime & Crafts at Sheil 180953InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 16:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$49.00
T-Ball at Sheil 181281InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$29.00
Team Gymnastics at Sheil 181334InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$57.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Sheil 181589InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 17:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$34.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 181782OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$24.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 181781OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/04/04 16:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$24.00
Tot Spot at Sheil 181783OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 2Coed2017/04/06 16:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$24.00
Track & Field at Sheil 192982InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$31.00
Volleyball at Sheil 192976InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$24.00
Volleyball at Sheil 181999InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/06 22:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$24.00
Volleyball at Sheil 182000InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 22:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$24.00
Volleyball League Partnership at Sheil 182011PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/05/05 23:45From May 5, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 182134InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/04/03 16:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 182136InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Yoga at Sheil 182135InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/04/07 16:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Young Scientist at Sheil 182171InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$49.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 182172InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2017/04/05 20:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$49.00
Young Scientist at Sheil 192973InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
$49.00

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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.

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