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.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Basketball League at Veteran's Memorial 165357Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$156.00
Basketball League at Veteran's Memorial 183881Individual_LeagueSports - Basketball30 and upMale2016/09/22 23:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Cross Training at Veteran's Memorial 183883InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Flag Football at Veteran's Memorial 184944InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Flag Football at Veteran's Memorial 165954InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$7.00
Floor Hockey at Veteran's Memorial 183879InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Veteran's Memorial 183880InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Music and Movement at Veteran's Memorial 167095InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 167882InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 167883InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Veteran's Memorial 168068InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Table Games at Veteran's Memorial 168201OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Veteran's Memorial 168235InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00

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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 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.