Sherman Park

  • 1301 W. 52nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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.

Mosaic

Mosaic (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby

Descriptors: Indoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

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 CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Sherman Football/Soccer

Sherman Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Descriptors: Grass

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 -NW

Sherman Playground -NWAccessible

Location: 5158 S. Ada St.

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Sherman Playground -SE

Sherman Playground -SEAccessible

Location: 1159 W. 54th St.

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Sherman Playground -SW

Sherman Playground -SWAccessible

Location: 5444 S. Loomis Blvd.

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Sherman Park Pool

Sherman Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1301 W. 52nd St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)745-2940

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift

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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 at Sherman 180792InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherman 192347OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$6.00
Basketball - Open at Sherman 178616OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$60.00
Basketball - Open at Sherman 197882OpenSports - Basketball50 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Homework Time at Sherman 179522InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Inner City Baseball - RBI Jr. at Sherwood 199312Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 12Male2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Low Impact Aerobics at Sherman 192349InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Music and Movement at Sherman 180200InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 180871InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 180869InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 180868InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/04/06 20:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherman 180870InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2017/04/06 21:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Sherman 181402OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Sherman 181401OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 17Male2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Walking Club at Sherman 192348OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sherman 195129OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
Dance - African Arts Partner at Sherman 195543PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2017/06/15 23:30From June 15, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$107.00
Dance - African Arts Partner at Sherman 195541PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/06/03 16:00From June 3, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm
$122.00
Dance - African Arts Partner at Sherman 195542PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/06/03 17:00From June 3, 2017 to August 5, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$143.00
Day Camp at Sherman 195682CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$169.00
Family Swim at Sherman 195933OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Sunday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Plus the following dates:
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm
$0
Family Swim at Sherman 195933OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Sunday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 7:15pm
Plus the following dates:
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm
$0
Lap Swim at Sherman 196336OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/17 18:00From June 17, 2017 to September 3, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sherman 196572InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherman 196574InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherman 196571InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherman 196573InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim Female at Sherman 196716OpenAquatics - OpenAnyFemale2017/06/19 19:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
$0
Open Swim Male at Sherman 196719OpenAquatics - OpenAnyMale2017/06/19 20:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
$0
Sports Camp at Sherman 197086CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 16:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$34.00
TEAM Sports at Sherman 197184InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:30From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$35.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Sherman 197260Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0

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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.