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

Events

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Sherwood 127419Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016
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
$33.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sherwood 142542OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/03/29 00:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood Cancelled153906InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood Cancelled153907InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 160393InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 160394InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 142628InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 152894OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 50Male2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$150.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 142953OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2016/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$31.00
Double Dutch at Sherwood 152892InstructionSports - Double DutchAt least 9 but less than 12Female2016/03/29 22:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Sherwood 153672OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/03/29 19:00From March 29, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 160396InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 160395InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood Cancelled144210InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood Cancelled153666InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood Cancelled144209InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 144211InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 144500OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/03/29 01:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Sherwood 144630InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 2016
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
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 145037InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 145035InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 145605InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Club at Sherwood 145685InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 17, 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 Cancelled145909InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Sherwood 153671InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Track & Field at Sherwood 152895InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 146336InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 146337InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Youth Swim at Sherwood 160391OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
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
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 155958InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/27 13:45From June 27, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 155959InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/29 13:45From June 29, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 155960InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/07/01 13:45From July 1, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 8:45am to 9:45am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Sherwood 155957InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/07/02 14:00From July 2, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$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
Basketball Tournament at Sherwood 156235TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/07/11 23:30From July 11, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$26.00
Clubhouse Camp at Sherwood 156310CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$119.00
Day Camp at Sherwood 156466CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$123.00
Early Bird Camp at Sherwood 156572CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 12:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$32.00
Extended Camp at Sherwood 156659CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$22.00
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 157219InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/28 20:00From June 28, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
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
Lil' Campers at Sherwood 159034CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$165.00
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
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Sherwood 158401Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Sherwood 158402Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2016/07/13 21:00From July 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Sherwood 158564InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/07/02 15:00From July 2, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 158569InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/02 16:00From July 2, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00

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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.