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.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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
CPD Water Polo Club at Skinner 92636InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2014/09/03 00:00From September 2, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Skinner 92637InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2014/09/05 00:00From September 4, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
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
Winter Break Camp at Skinner 113257InstructionCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/12/22 14:00From December 22, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
$70.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Skinner 98557InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 02:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Art & ABCs at Skinner 98636InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 17:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Skinner 98863OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Skinner 99039OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$0
Basketball at Skinner 98979InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to February 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball at Skinner 98978InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball at Skinner 98977InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$40.00
Baton & Pom Pom at Skinner 99264InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/01/07 22:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
Bitty Basketball at Skinner 99115InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$60.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Skinner 99263InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:30pm
$40.00
CPD Water Polo- League at Skinner 114032Individual_LeagueAquatics - Specialized15 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$0
Indoor Soccer at Skinner 99971InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$60.00
Inner City Basketball at Skinner 100012Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/02/03 23:00From February 3, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Skinner 100260InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 100261InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 100262InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/08 02:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 100259InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 100263InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/10 02:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 100264InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Line Dance at Skinner 100314InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Skinner 100955InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$210.00
Soccer at Skinner 101477InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/02/17 22:00From February 17, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
T-Ball at Skinner 101585InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Tennis at Skinner 101756InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$60.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Skinner 101874InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Skinner 101932InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner 115869InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Skinner 101989InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Volleyball at Skinner 102166InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to February 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Yoga at Skinner 102286InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$25.00

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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.