Sherwood Park

  • 5701 S. Shields Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Stacey Lowe
  • Park Phone: (773) 256-0926

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.

History

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.

Parking/Directions

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

Sherwood Baseball

Sherwood Baseball

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Basketball

Sherwood Basketball

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Fitness Center

Sherwood Fitness Center

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Notes: M-F, 10:30-8:30pm; Sa, 9:30-3:30pm; Su, Closed. Sign up for a membership

Sherwood Gymnasium

Sherwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Clubroom

Sherwood Clubroom

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Englewood Technical Prep Academy Pool

Englewood Technical Prep Academy Pool (1)

Location: 6201 S Stewart Ave.

Location Notes: 6201 S. Stewart Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)535-3530

Sherwood Water Spray Feature

Sherwood Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Wellness Center

Sherwood Wellness Center

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave

Events

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
Drop-in at Sherwood 110257InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Sherwood 110260InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$10.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Sherwood 111643Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$30.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 113713InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 113714InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 98535InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 98862OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 35Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 98860OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2015/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Basketball at Sherwood 98975InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 25Coed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Sherwood 98976InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2015/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Boot Camp at Sherwood 99604InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 12, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Sherwood 113909InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Drop-in at Sherwood 112672InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$5.00
Fun with Food at Sherwood 112682InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Fun with Food at Sherwood 113908InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Girl Scouts Partnership at Sherwood 112628PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 13Female2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Girls in the Game at Sherwood 112627InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 7 but less than 12Female2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 100257InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 113715InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 100258InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Sherwood 100954InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 112676InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 112679InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherwood 101309InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherwood 101308InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
$0
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 101650InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Club at Sherwood 101732InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sherwood 101931InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 100256InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 113907InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 102322InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 102323InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Zumba Partnership at Sherwood 112686PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00

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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.

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.