Veteran's Memorial Park

  • 2820 E. 98th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Robert Quinones
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6812

Located in the South Chicago neighborhood, Veterans' Memorial Park totals 3.87 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers four multi-purpose fields, a playground, a spray pool, and a bocce court.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, arts & crafts, bocce, Cubs Care Baseball, and aerobics. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Veterans' Memorial Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as a Memorial Day ceremony, Bicycle Rodeo, and holiday-themed events.

History

On March 10, 1954, the Chicago City Council decided to honor veterans of the United States armed forces by naming a new southside park Veteran's Memorial Park. This tribute was a natural extension of the patriotic attitude that prevailed across the country during and after World War II. Developed by the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation the previous year, the four-acre park was intended to meet the increasing recreational needs of the South Deering community, whose population had nearly doubled between 1940 and 1950. Initial improvements included outdoor athletic facilities, a playground, and a small brick recreational building. In 1959, the city transferred Veteran's Memorial Park, along with more than 250 other properties, to the Chicago Park District. The park district installed a spray pool in 1966 and a new soft surface playground in 1989.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Veterans Memorial Baseball Fields

Veterans Memorial Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 2820 E. 98th St.

Veteran's Memorial Fieldhouse

Veteran's Memorial Fieldhouse

Hours: ,

Veterans Memorial Football Fields

Veterans Memorial Football Fields

Location Notes: 2820 E. 98th St.

Veterans Memorial Playground

Veterans Memorial PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 2820 E. 98th St.

Veterans Memorial Water Spray Feature

Veterans Memorial Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 2820 E. 98th St.

Winter Programs

View our winter program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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
Bitty Basketball at Veteran's Memorial 99118InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Veteran's Memorial 112959InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 7 but less than 13Female2015/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Veteran's Memorial 112954InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Veteran's Memorial 112955InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Veteran's Memorial 112957InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Music and Movement at Veteran's Memorial 112956InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 101318InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 101319InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Table Games at Veteran's Memorial 101591OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Veteran's Memorial 112958InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Wrestling at Veteran's Memorial 102260InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$5.00
Wrestling at Veteran's Memorial 102261InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00

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Description

Located in the South Chicago neighborhood, Veterans' Memorial Park totals 3.87 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers four multi-purpose fields, a playground, a spray pool, and a bocce court.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, arts & crafts, bocce, Cubs Care Baseball, and aerobics. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Veterans' Memorial Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as a Memorial Day ceremony, Bicycle Rodeo, and holiday-themed events.

On March 10, 1954, the Chicago City Council decided to honor veterans of the United States armed forces by naming a new southside park Veteran's Memorial Park. This tribute was a natural extension of the patriotic attitude that prevailed across the country during and after World War II. Developed by the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation the previous year, the four-acre park was intended to meet the increasing recreational needs of the South Deering community, whose population had nearly doubled between 1940 and 1950. Initial improvements included outdoor athletic facilities, a playground, and a small brick recreational building. In 1959, the city transferred Veteran's Memorial Park, along with more than 250 other properties, to the Chicago Park District. The park district installed a spray pool in 1966 and a new soft surface playground in 1989.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.