Veterans' Memorial Park

  • 2820 E. 98th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: TBA
  • 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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 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
Arts & Crafts at Veteran's Memorial 221055InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Veteran's Memorial 221053InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Basketball League at Veteran's Memorial 205420Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$164.00
Basketball League at Veteran's Memorial Cancelled221054Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Basketball League at Veteran's Memorial 225600Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Cross Training at Veteran's Memorial 205761InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 207540InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Veteran's Memorial 207541InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Veteran's Memorial 207718InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Soccer at Veteran's Memorial 221052InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Table Games at Veteran's Memorial 207885OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
Tap & Ballet at Veteran's Memorial 207921InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 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 221051OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$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.