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

Hours: , ,

Notes: Closed M-F 2:30 - 6pm. Sign up for a membership

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.

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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sheridan 136229OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 136245InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 136246InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/06 14:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 136247InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 136321InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 136322InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 01:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Sheridan 150499InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Art & ABCs at Sheridan 136417InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Basketball at Sheridan 136744InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 136746InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 136745InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$31.00
Basketball at Sheridan 136743InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$31.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheridan 136879InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$31.00
Boxing at Sheridan 136959InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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 136960InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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 150500InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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
$43.00
Circuit Training - Open at Sheridan 137070OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to Noon
Each Monday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 10am
Each Thursday from 7am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7am to 10am
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$11.00
Family Swim at Sheridan 151091OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$0
Go Girl Go at Sheridan 137465InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Sheridan 139472InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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 137796InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$21.00
Kiddie College at Sheridan 138498InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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 137863OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 27, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 151092InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 137999InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 138000InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 138001InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 138006InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 138002InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 138003InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 138005InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 138004InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Mighty Fit Family at Sheridan 138093InstructionWellness - Fitness10 and upCoed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Sheridan 138284OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Sheridan 138339OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Sheridan 138411InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2016/01/04 20:45From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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
$122.00
Seasonal Sports at Sheridan 138669InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sheridan 138746InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 138766InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 138770InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2016/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 138771InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2016/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 138767InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Soccer at Sheridan 138934InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$31.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 139061OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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 2pm
$180.00
T-Ball at Sheridan 139050InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$31.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 139127InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, March 18, 2016
$28.00
Teen Club at Sheridan 139165OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 139366InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 139363InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 139364InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 139365InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 151094InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 139421InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 139419InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 139422InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 150501InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 139423InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 139420InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 151093InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 139424InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Yoga at Sheridan 139796InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheridan 150502InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
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.