Chicago Park District
Sherwood Park Fieldhouse

Sherwood Park Fieldhouse

 
Sherwood Park Gym

Sherwood Park Gym

 
Sherwood Park Fitness Center

Sherwood Park Fitness Center

 
Sherwood Park Playground

Sherwood Park Playground

 
Sherwood Park Waterpark

Sherwood Park Waterpark

 
Sherwood Park Climbing Wall

Sherwood Park Climbing Wall

 
Sherwood Park Fitness Center

Sherwood Park Fitness Center

 
Sherwood Park Playground

Sherwood Park Playground

 

Sherwood Park

5701 S. Shields Ave. Chicago IL 60621

Hours: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Fieldhouse: M-F 7am-9pm

Sat: 9am-5pm Sun: 9am-5pm

Park Supervisor:
Stacey Lowe

(773) 256-0926

 
 
 

Description

Located in the Englewood community, Sherwood Park totals 6.18 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, Youth Wellness Center, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers an interactive spray pool, playground, basketball court, baseball field. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, multi-purpose clubrooms, and fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, a nutrition program, gymnastics, Teen Club. On the cultural side, Sherwood Park offers dance and violin. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Sherwood Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

MAY
2
Spring Splash Fling at Sherwood
Event's details
May 02, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5701 S. Shields Ave. Chicago IL 60621


 
(06:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
 
 

 

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 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 0
Fitness Centers 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1 M-F, 10:30-8:30pm; Sa, 9:30-3:30pm; Su, Closed. Sign up for a membership
Gymnasiums 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Swimming Pools - Indoor 6201 S. Stewart Ave. 0 TEAM Englewood Community Academy High School
Water Spray Features 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Wellness Centers 5701 S. Shields Ave 1
Sherwood Park was one of seven neighborhood playgrounds created by Chicago's Special Park Commission in 1914. Located across the street from Sherwood School in the densely-populated Englewood community, the playground initially included only an athletic field that was flooded in winter for ice skating. Between 1923 and 1935, the city acquired adjacent property, more than tripling the park's size. By 1935, the enlarged park included a playing field, a baseball diamond, a sand box, and a shelter house. The city transferred Sherwood Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. Having constructed an above-ground swimming pool and a fieldhouse around 1970, the park district expanded the park slightly in 1976 and again in 1997. Both the park and the adjacent school honor early Englewood resident Jesse Sherwood. A native of Delaware, Sherwood moved west to Missouri at 15, and joined the U.S. Navy at 18. After fighting in the Civil War, he relocated to Edina, Minnesota, where he served on the Board of Education. In 1870, Sherwood settled in Englewood, ran a business in the Union Stock Yards, and served three years on the Chicago Board of Education. He was also a one-time president of the National Live Stock Commission.

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

Contact Name:  James Crafton

Contact Title:  Treasurer

Email:  jlcrafton@att.net

Meeting Information:  1st Monday of the month 

 

 

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