Sherwood Park

  • 5701 S. Shields Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
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  • 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
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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sherwood 133523OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/22 13:15From June 22, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 133524InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/22 13:45From June 22, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 133525InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/24 13:45From June 24, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 133526InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/26 13:45From June 26, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 117932InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/27 14:00From June 27, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sherwood 131157InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/06/16 21:00From June 16, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 118152OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 51Male2015/06/20 14:30From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$50.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 118150OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 25Male2015/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$50.00
Basketball - Teen League at Sherwood 118188Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 21Male2015/06/29 22:00From June 29, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball at Sherwood 118174InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/06/10 23:30From June 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Basketball Skills at Sherwood 131903InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2015/06/16 23:30From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$2.00
Basketball Skills at Sherwood 131904InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 23:30From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$2.00
Basketball Tournament at Sherwood 131269TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/06/29 23:30From June 29, 2015 to July 27, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Clubhouse Camp at Sherwood 131156CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
$117.00
Day Camp at Sherwood 118433CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, July 3, 2015
$117.00
Early Bird Camp at Sherwood 118547CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 12:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 10am
Each Thursday from 7am to 10am
Each Friday from 7am to 10am
$31.00
Early Bird Camp at Sherwood Cancelled131901CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$35.00
Extended Camp at Sherwood Cancelled131902CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 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
$20.00
Extended Camp at Sherwood 118627CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 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
$21.00
Late Summer Camp at Sherwood 131155CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 13:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 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
$25.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 119640InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 119641InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/25 20:00From June 25, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 119642InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/27 17:00From June 27, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Lil' Campers at Sherwood Cancelled119699CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$128.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 120487OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
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 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:45am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 8:45am
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 Monday from 8:45am to 9:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
Each Friday from 8:45am to 9:45am
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
PRE Youth Swim at Sherwood 132269OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/22 15:00From June 22, 2015 to June 26, 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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sherwood 121398InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 121402InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/27 16:00From June 27, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00

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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.