Sheridan Park

  • 910 S. Aberdeen St.   Chicago, Illinois 60607 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Marty Murphy
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5369

Located in the Near West Community Area, Sheridan Park totals [4.57] acres and features a three-story field house building, includes an indoor swimming pool, combination gymnasium and assembly hall, a boxing center and six classrooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, athletic field for football or soccer, playground, interactive water spray feature, tennis courts and an artificial turf.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play baseball, basketball or tennis at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Sheridan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park and Family focused activities.

History

The West Park Commission created Sheridan Park between 1912 and 1914 to provide breathing space and social services to the congested near west side. The commission's first three neighborhood parks, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford, were so successful that the State passed a bill permitting additional parks in 1909. (Stanford Park no longer exists.) Focusing particularly on programming for children, the West Park Commission often referred to these as "playground parks." The Special Park Commission identified several potential sites for new "playground parks" including a small 3.5-acre area adjacent to the existing Jackson School. Jens Jensen, then serving as West Park System consulting landscape architect, created the park's original plan which included swimming and wading pools, and a natatorium, playgrounds, a running track, and an athletic field. The commissioners decided that due to the proximity of the school, which had both an assembly hall and gymnasium, no fieldhouse was necessary in Sheridan Park. Over the years, the school facilities proved to be inadequate, and in 1977 the Chicago Park District constructed a large fieldhouse in Sheridan Park. The three-story building, similar to the Gill Park fieldhouse on the north side, includes an indoor swimming pool, combination gymnasium and assembly hall, and six classrooms. Because of the building's size and scale, community residents often refer to this as a "high-rise" park. The park honors Civil War hero Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888). One of the Union Army's most successful cavalry leaders, Sheridan gained widespread fame through Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's Ride."After achieving the rank of Brigadier General in the regular Army in 1864, Sheridan became a 4 star general in 1888. Nineteeth century Chicagoans had special reverence for him because he served as commander of army headquarters here in 1871, and played a significant role in limiting the spread of the Great Fire on the city's south side.

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Sheridan Diamond

Sheridan Diamond

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Sheridan Boxing Room

Sheridan Boxing Room

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Fieldhouse

Sheridan Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Hours: , ,

Sheridan Fitness Center

Sheridan Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Closed M-F 2:30 - 6pm.

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Sheridan Artificial Turf

Sheridan Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Sheridan Gymnasium

Sheridan Gymnasium

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Clubroom

Sheridan Clubroom

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Playground

Sheridan PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Sheridan Tennis Court

Sheridan Tennis Court

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Sheridan 195328InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/06/27 18:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Sheridan 195329InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 195405InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/27 22:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Sheridan 195471InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Boxing at Sheridan 195472InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Boxing at Sheridan 195473InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$45.00
Day Camp at Sheridan 195681CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 8Female2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$265.00
Day Camp at Sheridan 199276CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 8Male2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$265.00
Day Camp at Sheridan 199277CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$265.00
Early Bird Camp at Sheridan 195790CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$88.00
Extended Camp at Sheridan 195874CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$88.00
Family Swim at Sheridan 195932OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/20 00:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$0
Lap Swim at Sheridan 196335OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:00From June 19, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Sunday from Noon to 1:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 30, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 196567InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 201305InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Sunday, July 2, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 196568InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 196569InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 196565InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 196570InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$30.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Sheridan 196765OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/19 15:30From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:35am
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:35am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:35am
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:35am
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Sheridan 196765OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/19 15:30From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:35am
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:35am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:35am
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:35am
$0
Play Camp at Sheridan 196847CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Friday from 9am to 1pm
$130.00
Senior Swim at Sheridan 196976OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:30From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at Sheridan 196976OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/06/19 14:30From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
$0
Sports Camp at Sheridan 197085CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$143.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 197131OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2017/06/20 00:00From June 19, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$192.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 197183InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 30, 2017
$35.00
Teen Camp at Sheridan 197208CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$257.00
Teen Swim at Sheridan 197288OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 15:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Tennis at Sheridan 197345InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 22:30From June 26, 2017 to August 14, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$55.00
Tennis at Sheridan 197346InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/30 22:30From June 30, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$55.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 196564InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
$34.00
Youth Swim at Sheridan 196566OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Youth Swim at Sheridan 196566OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Youth Swim at Sheridan 196566OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Youth Swim at Sheridan 197710OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, June 30, 2017
$0

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Located in the Near West Community Area, Sheridan Park totals [4.57] acres and features a three-story field house building, includes an indoor swimming pool, combination gymnasium and assembly hall, a boxing center and six classrooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, athletic field for football or soccer, playground, interactive water spray feature, tennis courts and an artificial turf.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play baseball, basketball or tennis at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Sheridan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park and Family focused activities.

The West Park Commission created Sheridan Park between 1912 and 1914 to provide breathing space and social services to the congested near west side. The commission's first three neighborhood parks, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford, were so successful that the State passed a bill permitting additional parks in 1909. (Stanford Park no longer exists.) Focusing particularly on programming for children, the West Park Commission often referred to these as "playground parks." The Special Park Commission identified several potential sites for new "playground parks" including a small 3.5-acre area adjacent to the existing Jackson School. Jens Jensen, then serving as West Park System consulting landscape architect, created the park's original plan which included swimming and wading pools, and a natatorium, playgrounds, a running track, and an athletic field. The commissioners decided that due to the proximity of the school, which had both an assembly hall and gymnasium, no fieldhouse was necessary in Sheridan Park. Over the years, the school facilities proved to be inadequate, and in 1977 the Chicago Park District constructed a large fieldhouse in Sheridan Park. The three-story building, similar to the Gill Park fieldhouse on the north side, includes an indoor swimming pool, combination gymnasium and assembly hall, and six classrooms. Because of the building's size and scale, community residents often refer to this as a "high-rise" park. The park honors Civil War hero Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888). One of the Union Army's most successful cavalry leaders, Sheridan gained widespread fame through Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's Ride."After achieving the rank of Brigadier General in the regular Army in 1864, Sheridan became a 4 star general in 1888. Nineteeth century Chicagoans had special reverence for him because he served as commander of army headquarters here in 1871, and played a significant role in limiting the spread of the Great Fire on the city's south side.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.