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.

Parking/Directions

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

Sheridan Diamond

Sheridan Diamond

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

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

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Notes: NEW! Opening 1/6/14. Hours: M-F 7am – 2:30pm, 6 – 9pm; Sa 9am – 4pm; Su 9am – 3pm

Sheridan Artificial Turf

Sheridan Artificial Turf

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Gymnasium

Sheridan Gymnasium

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Clubroom

Sheridan Clubroom

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Playground

Sheridan PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Tennis Court

Sheridan Tennis Court

Location Notes: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
POST Family Swim at Sheridan 130937OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/08/24 22:45From August 24, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
POST Lap Swim at Sheridan 130938OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 12:00From August 24, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
POST Teen Swim at Sheridan 130942OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/29 17:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Youth Swim at Sheridan 132386OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 14:30From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Sheridan 130944OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/25 20:00From August 25, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 121187InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 124950InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 147427InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 124951InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/18 14:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 125031InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 125032InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/18 00:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Sheridan 128281InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Art & ABCs at Sheridan 147462InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Basketball at Sheridan 126214InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 125453InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 147464InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$31.00
Basketball League at Sheridan 125489Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/10/07 23:00From October 7, 2015 to February 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$204.00
Boxing at Sheridan Cancelled125619InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Boxing at Sheridan Cancelled125620InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$43.00
Circuit Training at Sheridan 147465InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Sunday from 9am to Noon
Each Monday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 10am
Each Thursday from 7am to 10am
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7am to 10am
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$11.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Sheridan 125770InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 15Male2015/09/10 00:00From September 9, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
Family Swim at Sheridan 125963OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/09/19 18:15From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$0
Flag Football at Sheridan 126056InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to November 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Go Girl Go at Sheridan 126210InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13Female2015/09/18 19:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Sheridan 128593InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$32.00
Kickboxing at Sheridan 126646InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Kiddie College at Sheridan 127532InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$102.00
Lap Swim at Sheridan 126740OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/14 12:00From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 126872InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 147416InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 126873InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 126874InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 126875InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 126876InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 126878InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 126877InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Sheridan 126995InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Sheridan 127274OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Sheridan 147419OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Sheridan 127368InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2015/09/08 19:45From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$122.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Sheridan 127451Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2015/09/08 19:45From September 8, 2015 to June 17, 2016
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$366.00
PRE Adult Swim at Sheridan 148658OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/09 00:45From September 8, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$0
PRE Family Swim at Sheridan 148653OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/09/12 18:15September 12, 2015
Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Sheridan 148654OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 18:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
PRE Open Swim at Sheridan 148655OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/08 19:30From September 8, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Sheridan 148656OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/08 15:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Sheridan 148657OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Sheridan 148659OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 21:15From September 8, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sheridan 127729InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sheridan 127803InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147731InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 11:30am
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147732InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/14 16:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 127831InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147733InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:30am
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147734InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 127829InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 127830InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 127832InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147735InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:30am
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147736InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/17 16:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147729InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/17 17:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:30pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 147730InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2015/09/17 17:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$50.00
Soccer at Sheridan 147463InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 18:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$31.00
Soccer at Sheridan 127976InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$31.00
Soccer at Sheridan 127977InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$31.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 128118OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 Noon to 3pm
$3.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 128168InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 22:00From September 8, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Teen Club at Sheridan 147466OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Tennis at Sheridan 147461InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$51.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 128475InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 128476InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 128473InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 128474InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 128532InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 23:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 128533InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 128536InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 128535InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 23:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 128530InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 128538InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Yoga at Sheridan 128978InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheridan 126959InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$41.00

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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.