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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Sherwood 178177OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
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 II - Low Impact at Sherwood 178276InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 178277InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Sherwood 178275InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 178618OpenSports - BasketballAt least 25 but less than 50Male2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$120.00
Basketball - Open at Sherwood 178617OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2017/04/08 15:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$60.00
Basketball Skills at Sherwood 192803InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15Female2017/04/07 23:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Basketball Skills Partnership at Sherwood 197961PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Sherwood 192808InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2017/04/08 14:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$16.00
Boys Mentoring Program Partnership at Sherwood 197960PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 9 but less than 14Male2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Saturday from 11am to 4pm on the 2nd, 4th weeks of each month
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Sherwood 192813InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Sherwood 192814InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Double Dutch at Sherwood 179143InstructionSports - Double DutchAt least 9 but less than 12Female2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
DreamGirlsMentoringProgram Partnership at Sherwood 197959PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 12Female2017/04/15 16:00From April 15, 2017 to June 3, 2017
Saturday from 11am to 1pm on the 1st, 3rd weeks of each month
$0
Family Swim at Sherwood 179208OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/05 01:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Sherwood Cancelled192802Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Male2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 179985InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 179984InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Sherwood 179983InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Sherwood 180251OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/04 01:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 at Sherwood 180400InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 180795InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 180794InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Spring Break Camp at Sherwood 181181CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/04/24 13:00From April 24, 2017 to April 28, 2017
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
$17.00
TEAM Sports at Sherwood 181356InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 15, 2017
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
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Sherwood 181437InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 23, 2017
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
$9.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Sherwood 181708InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Track & Field at Sherwood 181814InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/04/08 15:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
Youth Swim at Sherwood 182186OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 20:00From April 6, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
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.