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

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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
Adult Swim at Sherwood 155939OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/27 13:15From June 27, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 156187OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 51Male2016/06/25 14:30From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$50.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 156186OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 25Male2016/06/25 19:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$50.00
Basketball - Open Partnership at Sherwood 159035PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Sherwood 156197Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 21Male2016/07/06 22:00From July 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Late Summer Camp at Sherwood 157025CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 13:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$26.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 157220InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/30 20:00From June 30, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 157221InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/02 17:00From July 2, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 157355OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/27 20:00From June 27, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
From June 27, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 165218OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 184947OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 165219OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 60Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$72.00
Basketball League at Sherwood 184946Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 50Male2016/09/25 16:00From September 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to 4pm
$75.00
Inner City Flag Football at Sherwood 166541InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2016 to October 29, 2016
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 166540InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Male2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to December 3, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Sherwood 167316InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
$12.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Sherwood 167366Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$36.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 167812InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 167813InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherwood 167872InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Sherwood 168354InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$7.00
Urban Moves at Sherwood 184948InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Female2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00

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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.