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.

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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
Basketball League at Veteran's Memorial 178725Individual_LeagueSports - Basketball30 and upMale2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Lacrosse at Veteran's Memorial 179821InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Veteran's Memorial 180081InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 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
Nature Fun at Veteran's Memorial 180221InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/10 21:30From April 10, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 180879InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 180880InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 22:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Veteran's Memorial 181073InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$9.00
Soccer at Veteran's Memorial 181074InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Soccer at Veteran's Memorial 181075InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Table Games at Veteran's Memorial 181295OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Teen Club at Veteran's Memorial 193716OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Track & Field at Veteran's Memorial 181817InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Vet's Memorial 195334InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 11Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to August 4, 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
Day Camp at Veteran's Memorial 195697CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$129.00

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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.