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 Gymnasium

Sherwood Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Clubroom

Sherwood Clubroom

Location Notes: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Playground

Sherwood PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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) 535-3387

Descriptors: Indoor

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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 204879InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 204878InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 204877InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Ballet & Jazz Partnership at Sherwood 221123PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 205279OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
$76.00
Basketball Skills at Sherwood 221116InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$3.00
Basketball Skills Partnership at Sherwood 221115PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$0
Basketball Skills Partnership at Sherwood 221117PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
$0
Dance - Footworking at Sherwood 221126InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Male2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Sherwood 221118PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Sherwood 221119PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Dance - Jazz Partnership at Sherwood 221122PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Drop-in at Sherwood 225553InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/09/11 12:45From September 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 7:45am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 7:45am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 7:45am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 7:45am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 7:45am to 8:45am
$25.00
Girl Scouts Partnership at Sherwood 221125PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 17Female2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Sherwood 206370InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to November 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Sherwood 207114InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Sherwood 207156Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$39.00
Park Voyagers at Sherwood 221124InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 207467InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 207468InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tap & Jazz Partnership at Sherwood 221120PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tap & Jazz Partnership at Sherwood 221121PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 207952InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 3, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$35.00
Teen Club at Sherwood 221127OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 208212InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 208211InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sherwood 211266OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2018/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 211374InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 211375InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 211376InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 211697OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2018/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$33.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 211696OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2018/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$33.00
Dance - African Partnership at Sherwood 225879PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - African Partnership at Sherwood 225880PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2018/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Dance - Footworking at Sherwood 225802InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 14Male2018/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Sherwood 225875PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2018/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Sherwood 225874PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2018/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap Partnership at Sherwood 225878PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2018/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Dance - Tap & Jazz Partnership at Sherwood 225877PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Dodgeball at Sherwood 212323InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$2.00
Drop-in at Sherwood 225881InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 13:45From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 7:45am to 8:50am
Each Tuesday from 7:45am to 8:50am
Each Wednesday from 7:45am to 8:50am
Each Thursday from 7:45am to 8:50am
Each Friday from 7:45am to 8:50am
$10.00
Family Swim at Sherwood 212400OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2018/01/10 02:00From January 9, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$0
Girl Scouts Partnership at Sherwood 225801PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 5 but less than 18Female2018/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2018 to March 10, 2018
Saturday from 10am to Noon on the 2nd, 4th weeks of each month
$0
Lap Swim at Sherwood 212829OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2018/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2018 to March 31, 2018
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 212977InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2018/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 212976InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 212975InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 212978InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 212979InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 213265OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2018/01/09 02:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Sherwood 213372InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6:30pm
$13.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 213633InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 225876InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club Partnership at Sherwood 213720PartnershipGroupSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 214100InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 29, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Sherwood 214181InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$9.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 214341InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tot Spot at Sherwood 214432OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 7Coed2018/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Youth Swim at Sherwood 214710OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Sherwood 219299InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 7pm
$13.00

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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.