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.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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 114624Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/11/20 00:00From November 19, 2014 to March 27, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$200.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Sheridan 92635InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 15Male2014/09/04 00:00From September 3, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Sheridan 110426Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2014/09/02 19:45From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 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
$360.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sheridan 114745OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2014/12/08 15:00From December 8, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 113510InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 98466InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 98467InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 98533InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 98534InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Art & ABCs at Sheridan 114450InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Basketball at Sheridan 113247InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 98971InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 98973InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Sheridan 98972InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Basketball at Sheridan 114467InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Bitty Basketball at Sheridan 99114InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$30.00
Boxing at Sheridan 99174InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18Male2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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 99175InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 18 but less than 60Male2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$42.00
Circuit Training - Open at Sheridan 99279OpenWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 21, 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
$10.00
Family Swim at Sheridan 115707OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2014/12/09 01:00From December 8, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Sheridan 99603InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Go Girl Go at Sheridan 99723InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 8 but less than 13Female2015/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Kickboxing at Sheridan 100056InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Lap Swim at Sheridan 115706OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2014/12/08 13:00From December 8, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 10am
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, December 22, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100248InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100249InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100250InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100255InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100251InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100252InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100254InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 100253InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Mighty Fit Family at Sheridan 100345InstructionWellness - Fitness10 and upCoed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Sheridan 114644InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$15.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheridan 100393InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$12.00
Open Swim at Sheridan 114736OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2014/12/09 20:30From December 9, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Sheridan 114733OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2014/12/08 17:00From December 8, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Sheridan 100953InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2015/01/05 20:45From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$120.00
Play School at Sheridan 101037InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 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
$100.00
Seasonal Sports at Sheridan 101222InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sheridan 101223InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sheridan 101303InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 101336InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 113429InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 113430InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 113431InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 113432InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/07 18:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 101337InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 113434InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:30pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lesson at Sheridan 113435InstructionAquatics - Lessons6 and upCoed2015/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$50.00
Senior Swim at Sheridan 114731OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2014/12/10 15:00From December 10, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
$0
Soccer at Sheridan 114468InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 101599OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$2.00
T-Ball at Sheridan 99733InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 115716InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/12/08 23:00From December 8, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 101649InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
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
Teen Club at Sheridan 113246OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 101873InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 101870InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 101871InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 101872InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 101926InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 101924InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 101927InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 101928InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 101925InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 101930InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Sheridan 113245InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sheridan 101988InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Yoga at Sheridan 101365InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Sheridan 102285InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$40.00
Youth Swim at Sheridan 114739OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/12/08 22:00From December 8, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, January 2, 2015
$0

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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.

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.