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 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

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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 151302OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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 136323InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 136324InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 136325InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 149995OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 59Coed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$165.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 136632OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$31.00
Basketball at Sherwood 136749InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2016/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
$6.00
Drop-in at Sherwood 137257InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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
$6.00
Family Swim at Sherwood 137295OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/06 02:00From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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
Fun with Food at Sherwood 137444InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Sherwood 137744Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to April 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Lap Swim at Sherwood 151306OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 151295InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 151292InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 21:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 138009InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 151300InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 151304InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 151303OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/05 02:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Sherwood 138412InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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 138675InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 138676InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Sherwood 149994InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 139128InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 24, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Club at Sherwood 139206InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Sherwood 139425InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 139840InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 139838InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:15From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Youth Activity Center at Sherwood 139839InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Sherwood 151291OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0

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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.