Sheridan Park

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

Sheridan Boxing Room

Sheridan Boxing Room

Location: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Fieldhouse

Sheridan Fieldhouse

Location: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Fitness Center

Sheridan Fitness Center

Location: 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: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Gymnasium

Sheridan Gymnasium

Location: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Clubroom

Sheridan Clubroom

Location: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Playground

Sheridan PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Sheridan Tennis Court

Sheridan Tennis Court

Location: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sheridan 81990InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sheridan 81991InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Free
Basketball at Sheridan 83227InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Boxing at Sheridan 82131InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 10 but less than 18MaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Free
Boxing at Sheridan 82132InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upMaleFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$42.00
Day Camp at Sheridan 82299CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$235.00
Early Bird Camp at Sheridan 82406CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$80.00
Extended Camp at Sheridan 82480CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$80.00
Family Swim at Sheridan 86846OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Free
Fitness Bootcamp at Sheridan 86573InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Fitness Bootcamp at Sheridan 86577InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Kickboxing at Sheridan 86574InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Lap Swim at Sheridan 87399OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to September 13, 2014
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 Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 82926InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 82927InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 82925InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 82928InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Mom Pop Tot Yoga at Sheridan 86576Family_InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$11.00
Open Swim at Sheridan 86847OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Free
Open Swim at Sheridan 86848OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Free
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83063InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$50.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83063InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$50.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83063InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$50.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83064InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoedFrom June 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$75.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83064InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoedFrom June 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$75.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83064InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoedFrom June 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$75.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83069InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 6, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$50.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83069InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 6, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$50.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83069InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 6, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$50.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83070InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoedFrom June 6, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$75.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83070InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoedFrom June 6, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$75.00
Outdoor Tennis at Sheridan 83070InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoedFrom June 6, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$75.00
Play Camp at Sheridan 83151CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$120.00
Sports Camp at Sheridan 86170CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$130.00
Table Tennis - Open at Sheridan 83340OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$60.00
TEAM Sports at Sheridan 83380InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Teen Camp at Sheridan 82300CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$235.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 91859InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sheridan 91860InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 91930InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sheridan 91931InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Basketball at Sheridan 92334InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Free
Boxing - Open at Sheridan 92594OpenSports - BoxingAt least 18 but less than 80CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Sunday from 9am to Noon
Each Monday from 7am to 10am
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 10am
Each Friday from 7am to 10am
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$10.00
Boxing at Sheridan 92496InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 18 but less than 40MaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$42.00
Family Club at Sheridan 92814OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAnyCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Family Swim at Sheridan 111664OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Free
Fitness Boot Camp at Sheridan 92856InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Golf - Jack Nicklaus Learning League at Sheridan 93056InstructionSports - GolfAt least 5 but less than 8CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Kickboxing at Sheridan 93460InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$20.00
Lap Swim at Sheridan 91932OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 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 9am to 10am
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sheridan 93657InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Sheridan 93725InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 18 but less than 80CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$50.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheridan 110425InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$11.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Sheridan 93799InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Open Swim at Sheridan 111665OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Free
Play School at Sheridan 94192InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 94457InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 94453InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 94454InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$50.00
Semi Private Swim Lessons at Sheridan 94458InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$50.00
Soccer at Sheridan 110427InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$30.00
Table Tennis at Sheridan 94755OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Tennis at Sheridan 94934InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$40.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 95134InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 95184InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 95132InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sheridan 95133InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95185InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95186InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95187InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95190InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95188InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95191InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95189InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 111663InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sheridan 95192InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sheridan 95244InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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 94483InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Free

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 910 S. Aberdeen St. 0
Boxing Gym 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1
Fieldhouse 910 S. Aberdeen St. 0
Fitness Centers 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1 NEW! Opening 1/6/14. Hours: M-F 7am – 2:30pm, 6 – 9pm; Sa 9am – 4pm; Su 9am – 3pm
Football / Soccer 910 S. Aberdeen St. 0
Gymnasiums 910 S. Aberdeen St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 910 S. Aberdeen St. 5
Playgrounds 910 S. Aberdeen St. 0
Swimming Pools 910 S. Aberdeen St. 0
Tennis Courts 910 S. Aberdeen St. 3
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.