Veterans' 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 Veterans' 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.

Descriptors: Grass

Veterans Memorial Playground

Veterans Memorial PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Veterans Memorial Water Spray Feature

Veterans Memorial Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 2820 E. 98th St.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
Bitty Basketball at Veteran's Memorial 172371InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Floor Hockey at Veteran's Memorial 172906InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Veteran's Memorial 172907InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/12 23:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Veteran's Memorial 189816Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Veteran's Memorial 173714InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 174383InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 174384InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Soccer at Veteran's Memorial 186909InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Table Games at Veteran's Memorial 174686OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 174721InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Teen Club at Veteran's Memorial 186911OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0

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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 Veterans' 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.