Chicago Park District
Sheridan Fieldhouse

Sheridan Fieldhouse

 
Sheridan Park

Sheridan Park

 
Sheridan Park

Sheridan Park

 

Sheridan Park

910 S. Aberdeen St. Chicago IL 60607

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M- F 7am - 9:00pm, Sa 9am - 4:30pm, Su 9am - 3:45pm

Park Supervisor:
Marty Murphy

(312) 746-5369

 
 
 

Description

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.

MAY
10
Get Movin - Fitness Boot Camp at Sheridan
Event's details
May 10, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
910 S. Aberdeen St. Chicago IL 60607


 
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
MAY
10
Get Movin - Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheridan
Event's details
May 10, 2014

Time:10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
910 S. Aberdeen St. Chicago IL 60607


 
(10:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
 
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1
Boxing Gym 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1
Fieldhouse 910 S. Aberdeen St. 0
Fitness Centers 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1 NEW! Opening 1/6/14. Hours: M-F 7am – 2:30pm, 6 – 9pm; Sa 9am – 4pm; Su 9am – 3pm
Football / Soccer - Turf 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1
Gymnasiums 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 910 S. Aberdeen St. 5
Playgrounds 910 S. Aberdeen St. Rubberized Surface 1
Swimming Pools - Indoor 910 S. Aberdeen St. 0 Spring Season Pool Schedule Accessibility feature: Lift
Tennis Courts 910 S. Aberdeen St. 3
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.

Contact: Patrick Loftus

Contact Title: President

Phone: (312) 746-5369

Meeting Date/Time: 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00p.m.*

 Please check with Park Supervisor Martin Murphy to confirm time/date for each month.

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

 

 

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