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

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
POST Adult Swim at Sherwood 133527OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 13:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Sherwood 131019OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Sherwood 131016OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/29 15:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Senior Swim at Sherwood 131020OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/08/29 14:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
POST Youth Swim at Sherwood 132270OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Sherwood 131023OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/25 20:00From August 25, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 125366OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 147836OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$5.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 146911OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$5.00
Basketball at Sherwood 125454InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 25Coed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Fun with Food at Sherwood 126190InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Fun with Food at Sherwood Cancelled126192InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Girls in the Game at Sherwood 126206InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 7 but less than 11Female2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Sherwood 126579InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/09/01 21:00From September 1, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Sherwood 126578InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Male2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Sherwood 127369InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2015 to December 18, 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
$11.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Sherwood 127419Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016
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
$33.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 127735InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 127737InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 127736InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 127738InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/08/26 22:00From August 26, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherwood 127805InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Sherwood 128249InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$6.00
Winter Break Camp at Sherwood 147837CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2015/12/21 14:00From December 21, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
$20.00
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 129033InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 129034InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 129032InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 129035InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Zumba Partnership at Sherwood 129049PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00

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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.