Sheridan Park

  • 910 S. Aberdeen St.   Chicago, Illinois 60607 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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.

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Sheridan Fitness Center

Sheridan Fitness Center

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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.

Events

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
16" Softball League at Sheridan Cancelled159127Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/07/11 23:00From July 11, 2016 to October 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$300.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sheridan 156125InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sheridan 156126InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 19:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 156213InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 22:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Sheridan 156270InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/28 21:00From June 28, 2016 to August 27, 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 159123InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/28 22:00From June 28, 2016 to August 27, 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 159124InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/06/28 23:00From June 28, 2016 to August 27, 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
Day Camp at Sheridan 156464CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$252.00
Early Bird Camp at Sheridan 156571CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$84.00
Extended Camp at Sheridan 156658CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$84.00
Family Swim at Sheridan 156726OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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
$0
Lap Swim at Sheridan 156991OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Sunday from Noon to 2pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
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
From June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$40.00
Lap Swim at Sheridan 156991OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Sunday from Noon to 2pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
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
From June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$40.00
Lap Swim at Sheridan 156991OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Sunday from Noon to 2pm
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
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
From June 22, 2016 to June 29, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 159331InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 159317InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 159800InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 21:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 159801InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 21:30From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 157211InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 157214InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 185096InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/23 17:00From July 23, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Open Swim at Sheridan 159315OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Open Swim at Sheridan 159315OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Play Camp at Sheridan 157495CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 14:00From July 4, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Friday from 9am to 1pm
$124.00
Senior Swim at Sheridan 159314OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:30From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Wednesday 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 159314OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:30From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Each Wednesday 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 158242CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$136.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 158285OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2016/06/28 00:00From June 27, 2016 to September 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 9am to Noon
$61.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 158335InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$28.00
Teen Camp at Sheridan 158360CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$245.00
Tennis at Sheridan 157384InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/11 21:30From July 11, 2016 to August 29, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$52.00
Tennis at Sheridan 157385InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/15 21:30From July 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$52.00
Youth Swim at Sheridan 158761OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$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.