Skinner Park

  • 1331 W. Monroe St.   Chicago, Illinois 60607 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: John Ball
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5560

Located in the Near West Community Area, Skinner Park totals 7.32 acres and features a small fieldhouse. The Park also shares use of the adjacent Whitney Young High where there is access to a gymnasium and indoor swimming pool. Outside, the park offers a children’s playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, and an athletic field for football or soccer.

Park-goers can play seasonal sports, tennis or table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Skinner Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Family Nights, Pumpkin Patch, tot’s events and Movies in the Park.

Parking/Directions

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

Skinner Diamond

Skinner Diamond

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Descriptors: Softball

Skinner Basketball

Skinner Basketball

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Descriptors: Lighted

Skinner Park Community Garden

Skinner Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Skinner Fieldhouse

Skinner Fieldhouse

Hours: , ,

Skinner Football/Soccer

Skinner Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Descriptors: Junior

Skinner Gymnasium at Whitney Young H.S.

Skinner Gymnasium at Whitney Young H.S.

Location Notes: 211 S. Loomis St.

Notes: at Whitney Young High School

Skinner Picnic Grove

Skinner Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Skinner Playground

Skinner PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Notes: Accessible

Skinner Sandboxes

Skinner Sandboxes

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Skinner Water Feature

Skinner Water Feature

Location Notes: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Events

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Skinner 110433Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$630.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball at Skinner 104824InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2015/05/05 21:00From May 5, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Adult Swim at Skinner 106892OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/31 02:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Tuesday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 9pm to 10pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Skinner 131393InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 01:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Skinner Cancelled104939InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 01:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Skinner Cancelled104940InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 01:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Skinner 105021InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 16:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$26.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Skinner 105165InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball at Skinner 105372InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$26.00
Basketball at Skinner 105373InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/10 23:00From April 10, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball at Skinner 105371InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$61.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Skinner 105597InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:30pm
$41.00
Bitty Basketball at Skinner 105451InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$61.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Skinner 105596InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$41.00
Double Dutch at Skinner 130119InstructionSports - Double DutchAt least 8 but less than 15Female2015/04/03 21:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Skinner 105843OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/01 01:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Lacrosse at Skinner 104842InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Skinner Cancelled106497InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 131314InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner Cancelled106505InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/03/31 01:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner Cancelled106498InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 106499InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 131395InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/02 01:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner Cancelled106504InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/02 01:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner Cancelled106500InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 106501InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 106502InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/04 01:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 106503InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
$28.00
Open Swim at Skinner 130700OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/04/02 02:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Skinner 107001InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$214.00
Recreational Tumbling at Skinner 107140InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$61.00
Soccer at Skinner 107513InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/05/05 21:00From May 5, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer at Skinner 107511InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$61.00
T-Ball at Skinner 107720InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$61.00
TEAM Sports at Skinner Cancelled107792InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Skinner Cancelled108018InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Skinner 131385InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Skinner 131387InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner 131389InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner 131390InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner Cancelled108077InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner Cancelled108078InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner 131388InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
$32.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Skinner 108094InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$61.00
Track & Field at Skinner 108194InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 22:15From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Yoga at Skinner 108410InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$26.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
CPD Water Polo Club at Skinner 118299InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
$75.00
Day Camp at Skinner 118434CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$240.00
Early Bird Camp at Skinner 118548CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$82.00
Extended Camp at Skinner 118628CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$82.00
Family Swim at Skinner 118920OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/17 21:00From June 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Skinner 119195Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/05/25 17:00From May 25, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Skinner 119645InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 119643InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 119646InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/24 22:00From June 24, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 119644InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/25 20:00From June 25, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 119647InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/25 22:00From June 25, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Skinner 120495OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Skinner 130958OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/26 21:00From August 26, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Skinner 132213OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 17:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Skinner 130960OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 23:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
PRE Family Swim at Skinner 130391OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/10 21:00From June 10, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
PRE Open Swim at Skinner 130392OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to June 11, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Skinner 132214OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/22 17:00From June 22, 2015 to June 26, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 3pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 3pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Skinner 130390OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 23:00From June 8, 2015 to June 11, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Sports Camp at Skinner 121093CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 14:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$112.00
Sports Camp at Skinner 121091CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/08/11 14:00From August 11, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
$71.00
Sports Camp at Skinner 121092CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/08/11 17:30From August 11, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$71.00
Teen Camp at Skinner 121212CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 5pm
Each Friday from 8am to 5pm
$275.00

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Located in the Near West Community Area, Skinner Park totals 7.32 acres and features a small fieldhouse. The Park also shares use of the adjacent Whitney Young High where there is access to a gymnasium and indoor swimming pool. Outside, the park offers a children’s playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, and an athletic field for football or soccer.

Park-goers can play seasonal sports, tennis or table games at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Skinner Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as Family Nights, Pumpkin Patch, tot’s events and Movies in the Park.

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