Sherman Park

  • 1301 W. 52nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Marvin Tolbert
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6672

Located in the New City community, Sherman Park totals 60.60 acres and features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, fitness center, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool,three playgrounds, basketball/tennis courts, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer/football fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our auditorium, gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, and fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, aerobics, Teen Club. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Sherman Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Senior Sock Hop Dance, jazz concerts, and holiday-themed events.

History

Sherman Park was one of ten revolutionary Chicago parks which opened to the public in 1905. The city's population had grown from 300,000 in 1870 to 2 million by 1905, but less than 200 acres of new parkland had been created during that period. The noisy, overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods in the center of the city were far away from the existing parks. South Park Commission superintendent J. Frank Foster envisioned a new type of park that would provide social services as well as breathing spaces to these areas. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. designed the whole system of new parks. In addition to Sherman Park, these were Ogden, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks, and Russell, Davis, Armour, Cornell and Mark White Squares. (Mark White Square is now known as McGuane Park.) At 60 acres, Sherman Park was one of the largest of the parks. The Olmsted Brothers transformed its low and wet site into a beautiful landscape with a meandering waterway surrounding an island of ballfields. The classically-designed architecture, located at the north end of the park, includes the fieldhouse and gym and locker buildings united by trellis-like structures known as pergolas. This architectural commission was especially meaningful to Burnham because the park was named for his father-in-law, John B. Sherman (1825- 1902). The founder of Chicago's Union Stock Yards, Sherman served as a member of the South Park Commission for 25 years.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Sherman Diamond

Sherman Diamond

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Basketball

Sherman Basketball

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Fieldhouse

Sherman Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Hours: , ,

Sherman Fishing Area

Sherman Fishing Area

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Fitness Center

Sherman Fitness Center

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Notes: M-F, 11-8:45pm; Sa, 114pm. Su, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Sherman Football/Soccer

Sherman Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Gymnasium

Sherman Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Park Lagoon

Sherman Park Lagoon

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Clubroom

Sherman Clubroom

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Playground

Sherman PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Park Pool

Sherman Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)745-2940

Sherman Tennis Court

Sherman Tennis Court

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Volleyball

Sherman Volleyball

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Sherman Spray Pool

Sherman Spray Pool

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

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 - 5 on 5 at Sherman 92174OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$69.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Sherman 111286InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$9.00
Flag Football at Sherman 92900InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Male2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$2.00
Flag Football at Sherman 92901InstructionSports - FootballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2014/09/16 21:45From September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$2.00
Homework Time at Sherman 93148InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Kickboxing at Sherman 111282InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$9.00
Music and Movement at Sherman 93914InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 6:30pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 94422InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Male2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 94423InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2014/09/15 21:45From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 94424InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 94425InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Female2014/09/18 21:45From September 18, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$2.00
Small Group Personal Training at Sherman 111283InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/10/30 00:30From October 29, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Sports Conditioning at Sherman 111285InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$8.00
Step Aerobics at Sherman 94705InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Teen Club at Sherman 94863OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Male2014/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$4.00
Teen Club at Sherman 94862OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2014/09/18 23:45From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8pm
$2.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts Arts Partner at Sherman 98649PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 9Female2015/02/07 17:00From February 7, 2015 to April 11, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$120.00
Arts & Crafts Arts Partner at Sherman 98650PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/02/07 18:00From February 7, 2015 to April 11, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$140.00
Basketball - Open at Sherman 114194OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$44.00
Basketball - Open at Sherman 98858OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$66.00
Basketball at Sherman 98974InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 17Male2015/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$2.00
Dance - African Arts Partner at Sherman 99358PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upFemale2015/02/06 00:30From February 5, 2015 to April 9, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$85.00
Homework Time at Sherman 99823InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$0
Music and Movement at Sherman 100518InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 101224InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 101225InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2015/01/05 22:45From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 101226InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherman 101227InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Female2015/01/08 22:45From January 8, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 101304InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 101305InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Female2015/01/06 22:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 101306InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 101307InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2015/01/08 22:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Sherman 101697OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$2.00

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Located in the New City community, Sherman Park totals 60.60 acres and features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, fitness center, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool,three playgrounds, basketball/tennis courts, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer/football fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our auditorium, gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, and fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, aerobics, Teen Club. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Sherman Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Senior Sock Hop Dance, jazz concerts, and holiday-themed events.

Sherman Park was one of ten revolutionary Chicago parks which opened to the public in 1905. The city's population had grown from 300,000 in 1870 to 2 million by 1905, but less than 200 acres of new parkland had been created during that period. The noisy, overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods in the center of the city were far away from the existing parks. South Park Commission superintendent J. Frank Foster envisioned a new type of park that would provide social services as well as breathing spaces to these areas. Nationally renowned landscape architects the Olmsted Brothers and architects Daniel H. Burnham and Co. designed the whole system of new parks. In addition to Sherman Park, these were Ogden, Palmer, Bessemer, and Hamilton Parks, and Russell, Davis, Armour, Cornell and Mark White Squares. (Mark White Square is now known as McGuane Park.) At 60 acres, Sherman Park was one of the largest of the parks. The Olmsted Brothers transformed its low and wet site into a beautiful landscape with a meandering waterway surrounding an island of ballfields. The classically-designed architecture, located at the north end of the park, includes the fieldhouse and gym and locker buildings united by trellis-like structures known as pergolas. This architectural commission was especially meaningful to Burnham because the park was named for his father-in-law, John B. Sherman (1825- 1902). The founder of Chicago's Union Stock Yards, Sherman served as a member of the South Park Commission for 25 years.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.