Chicago Park District
Sherman Park Fieldhouse

Sherman Park Fieldhouse

 
Sherman Park Fieldhouse

Sherman Park Fieldhouse

 
Sherman Park Fieldhouse

Sherman Park Fieldhouse

 

Sherman Park

1301 W. 52nd St. Chicago IL 60609

Hours: Park: 6am - 11pm, Fieldhouse: M-F 11am-9pm

Sat:11am -7pm Sun: Closed

Park Supervisor:
Marvin Tolbert

(312) 747-6672

 
 
 

Description

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1301 W. 52nd St. 5
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1301 W. 52nd St. 2
Fieldhouse 1301 W. 52nd St. 1
Fishing Areas 1301 W. 52nd St. 1
Fitness Centers 1301 W. 52nd St. 1 M-F, 11-8:45pm; Sa, 114pm. Su, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 1301 W. 52nd St. 1
Gymnasiums 1301 W. 52nd St. 2
Lagoons and Ponds 1301 W. 52nd St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 1301 W. 52nd St. 2
Playgrounds 1301 W. 52nd St. Rubberized Surface 3
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 1301 W. 52nd St. 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift.
Tennis Courts 1301 W. 52nd St. 2
Volleyball Courts- Outdoor 1301 W. 52nd St. 1
Water Spray Features 1301 W. 52nd St. 1
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.

Contact: Richard Ware

Contact Title: President

Phone: (773) 416-4080

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

 

 

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