Sherwood Park

  • 5701 S. Shields Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60621 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Fieldhouse: M-F 7am-9pm
  • Park Supervisor: Stacey Lowe
  • 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

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Sherwood Baseball

Sherwood Baseball

Location: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Basketball

Sherwood Basketball

Location: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Fitness Center

Sherwood Fitness Center

Location: 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: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Clubroom

Sherwood Clubroom

Location: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Water Spray Feature

Sherwood Water Spray Feature

Location: 5701 S. Shields Ave.

Sherwood Wellness Center

Sherwood Wellness Center

Location: 5701 S. Shields Ave

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Aquatic Exercise I- Water Walking at Sherwood 86431InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Sherwood 81992InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom June 10, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 82041OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 51MaleFrom June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$400.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 82041OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 51MaleFrom June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$400.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 82043OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 51MaleFrom June 14, 2014 to August 16, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$50.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 82040OpenSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 25MaleFrom June 28, 2014 to July 26, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$25.00
Basketball at Sherwood 82068InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18MaleFrom June 11, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Basketball Tournament at Sherwood 86071TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 20MaleFrom July 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Free
Basketball Tournament at Sherwood 86071TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 20MaleFrom July 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Free
Basketball Tournament at Sherwood 86071TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 20MaleFrom July 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Free
Cross Training at Sherwood 86840InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$9.00
Cross Training at Sherwood 86842InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$9.00
Day Camp at Sherwood 82302CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$115.00
Early Bird Camp at Sherwood 86065CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$30.00
Extended Camp at Sherwood 86066CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 12CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
Kickboxing at Sherwood 86838InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$9.00
Kickboxing at Sherwood 86836InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$9.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 82933InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 86427InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 86429InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Lil' Campers at Sherwood 86064CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$125.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 87174OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Sherwood 87175OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Free
Open Swim at Sherwood 87177OpenAquatics - Open13 and upCoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
Free
T-Ball at Sherwood 86069InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom June 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sherwood 86432InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 86433InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Violin at Sherwood 86067InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 5 but less than 12CoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$45.00
Violin at Sherwood 86068InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 17CoedFrom June 9, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 8pm
$45.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 111977InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 111978InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise I- Water Walking at Sherwood 111976InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Free
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 92337OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$120.00
Basketball at Sherwood 92335InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 25CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Sherwood 92335InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 25CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Basketball at Sherwood 92339OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$30.00
Conditioning at Sherwood 110248InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 60 but less than 76CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Free
Drop-in at Sherwood 110257InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$5.00
Fun and Games at Sherwood 92995InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6FemaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$2.00
Fun with Food at Sherwood 110251InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Free
Fun with Food at Sherwood 110239InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 11 but less than 16CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 111980InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 111979InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Sherwood 110256InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 18 but less than 60CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Neighborhood Soccer League at Sherwood 93956Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 11CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 7, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Free
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 110205InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 94427InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom August 27, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherwood 94669InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom August 28, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Seasonal Sports Club at Sherwood 94669InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom August 28, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Sherwood 94492OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 60 but less than 75CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 1pm
$5.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Sherwood 94893OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Level I at Sherwood 111975InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Level I at Sherwood 111971InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Level II at Sherwood 111974InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Level II at Sherwood 111972InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Sherwood 95245InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$2.00
Violin at Sherwood 110255InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$50.00
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 110207InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Free
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 95599InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Zumba Partnership at Sherwood 110259InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 0
Fitness Centers 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1 M-F, 10:30-8:30pm; Sa, 9:30-3:30pm; Su, Closed. Sign up for a membership
Gymnasiums 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 6201 S. Stewart Ave. 0
Water Spray Features 5701 S. Shields Ave. 1
Wellness Centers 5701 S. Shields Ave 1
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.