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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
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
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 September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
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
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.