Sherwood Park

  • 5701 S. Shields Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
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  • 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

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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 165219OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 60Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm
$72.00
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 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
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 168259InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to January 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 168672InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/20 02:00From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$34.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sherwood 171709OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
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 171799InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 171800InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 171801InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 172116OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$31.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 172115OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$31.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 172226OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/01/14 21:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Basketball Skills at Sherwood 187008InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Female2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 17, 2017
$11.00
Dodgeball at Sherwood 187009InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$1.00
DreamGirlsMentoringProgram Partnership at Sherwood 189819PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 13Female2017/01/21 16:00From January 21, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Saturday from 10am to 1pm on the 1st, 3rd weeks of each month
$0
Family Swim at Sherwood 172828OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/11 02:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
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
Fitness and Nutrition at Sherwood 187005InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Sherwood 173369Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Sherwood 187006Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Lap Swim at Sherwood 173482OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/14 21:00From January 14, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 173615InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 173614InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 173613InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 173616InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 173617InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 173893OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/10 02:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Sherwood 174034InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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
$12.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 174302InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 174304InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 17, 2017
$0
Seasonal Sports Club Partnership at Sherwood 187007PartnershipGroupSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
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
Step Aerobics at Sherwood 187012InstructionWellness - Aerobics60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 174757InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 30, 2017
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 174838InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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
$8.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 175063InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tot Spot at Sherwood 187014OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Youth Swim at Sherwood 175548OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Zumba at Sherwood 187010InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$11.00
Zumba at Sherwood 187011InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$11.00

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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.