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.

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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Lap Swim at Sheridan 166712OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:45From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Each Sunday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
Park Kids - Fall at Sheridan 167315InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2016/09/06 19:45From September 6, 2016 to December 16, 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
$124.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Sheridan 167396Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2016/09/06 19:45From September 6, 2016 to June 23, 2017$372.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 168206OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 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 3pm
$217.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 168258InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 171728InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 171729InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 14:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 171730InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 171798InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Sheridan 171896InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Sheridan 187747OpenSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/01/16 15:00January 16, 2017
Monday from 9am to 12:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Sheridan 187748OpenSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/02/20 15:00February 20, 2017
Monday from 9am to 12:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 187745InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$33.00
Basketball at Sheridan 172222InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 172224InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 172223InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$33.00
Basketball at Sheridan 172221InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$33.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheridan 172364InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$33.00
Boxing at Sheridan 172455InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 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 172456InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 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 172457InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 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
Family Swim at Sheridan 172827OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/14 19:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$0
Go Girl Go at Sheridan 173000InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Sheridan 173046InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$34.00
Kiddie College at Sheridan 173455InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$106.00
Lap Swim at Sheridan 173481OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:45From January 9, 2017 to April 2, 2017
Each Sunday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173612InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/15 16:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173604InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173605InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173606InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173607InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173608InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173610InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 173609InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Family at Sheridan 173699InstructionWellness - Fitness10 and upCoed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Mighty Munchkins at Sheridan 171897InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$23.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheridan 189648InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 16:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$23.00
Open Swim at Sheridan 173892OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Sheridan 173964OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Sheridan 174033InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 20:45From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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
$124.00
Seasonal Sports at Sheridan 174297InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sheridan 174371InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 174386InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:30am
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 189881InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 174387InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:30am
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 189330InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2017/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11am
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 189884InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 174388InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:30am
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 189329InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to Noon
$50.00
Soccer at Sheridan 174545InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$33.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 174692OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 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 Noon to 2pm
$180.00
T-Ball at Sheridan 174675InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 19:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$33.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 174756InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
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
$35.00
Teen Club at Sheridan 174797OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Tennis at Sheridan 187744InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$33.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 175004InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 175002InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 175003InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175062InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/15 15:00From January 15, 2017 to March 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175054InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175057InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175060InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175058InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175055InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175061InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 175059InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Volleyball at Sheridan 189649InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Yoga at Sheridan 175500InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheridan 175501InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$43.00
Yoga at Sheridan 189647InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$43.00

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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.