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.

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

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
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
Inner City Basketball at Sherwood 129401Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to April 10, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball at Sherwood 121866InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Adult Swim at Sherwood 132128OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 121798InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sherwood 105164InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 105285OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2015/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2015 to May 23, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$31.00
Basketball at Sherwood 105370InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2015 to May 23, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Dodgeball at Sherwood 121801InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Drop-in at Sherwood 129500InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
$6.00
Fun with Food at Sherwood 130771InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Kickball at Sherwood 121803InstructionSports - KickballAt least 6 but less than 12Female2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 106494InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 106495InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 106496InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 132126OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Sherwood 107000InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 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
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 107266InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to May 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 107267InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to May 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 107268InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2015 to May 23, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 107269InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2015 to May 23, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Spring Break Camp at Sherwood 121804CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/06 13:00From April 6, 2015 to April 10, 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
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$21.00
Step Aerobics at Sherwood 121800InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 18 but less than 59Coed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$11.00
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 121796InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 4, 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
$28.00
Teen Leadership Club at Sherwood 107866InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Sherwood 121867InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:15am
$3.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 132130InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Track & Field at Sherwood 121802InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11:30am
$0
Walking Club at Sherwood 108334OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2015/04/01 14:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 108451InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to May 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 108452InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to May 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0

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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.