Skinner Park

  • 1331 W. Monroe St.   Chicago, Illinois 60607 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: John Ball
  • 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: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Descriptors: Softball

Skinner Basketball

Skinner Basketball

Location: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Descriptors: Lighted

Skinner Park Community Garden

Skinner Park Community Garden

Location: 1331 W. Monroe

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Skinner Fieldhouse

Skinner Fieldhouse

Location: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Skinner Football/Soccer

Skinner Football/Soccer

Location: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Descriptors: Junior

Skinner Gymnasium at Whitney Young H.S.

Skinner Gymnasium at Whitney Young H.S.

Location: 211 S. Loomis St.

Notes: at Whitney Young High School

Skinner Picnic Grove

Skinner Picnic Grove

Location: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Skinner Playground

Skinner PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Notes: Accessible

Skinner Sandboxes

Skinner Sandboxes

Location: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Skinner Water Feature

Skinner Water Feature

Location: 1331 W. Monroe St.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Basketball at Skinner 82070InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$30.00
Basketball at Skinner 82069InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
CPD Water Polo Club at Skinner 82176InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 21, 2014
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 82303CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$235.00
Day Camp at Skinner 82303CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$235.00
Early Bird Camp at Skinner 82407CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$80.00
Extended Camp at Skinner 82481CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$80.00
Extended Camp at Skinner 82481CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$80.00
Family Swim at Skinner 86852OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
Free
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Skinner 82701Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom May 26, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 4pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 4pm
Free
Learn to Swim at Skinner 82937InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 82935InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 82938InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 82936InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 82939InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Skinner 86851OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
Sports Camp at Skinner 83306CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$110.00
Sports Camp at Skinner 83306CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$110.00
Sports Camp at Skinner 83304CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom August 5, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
$70.00
Sports Camp at Skinner 83305CampsCamps - SportsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom August 5, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$70.00
Teen Camp at Skinner 83405CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$270.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Skinner 91957InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Art & ABCs at Skinner 92021InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Skinner 92341OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoedFrom September 24, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Basketball - Teen League at Skinner 92237Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Free
Bitty Basketball at Skinner 92428InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$60.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Skinner 92636InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 14 but less than 18CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Skinner 92637InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoedFrom September 4, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
CPD Water Polo- League at Skinner 92638Individual_LeagueAquatics - Specialized15 and upCoedFrom December 2, 2014 to January 22, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$35.00
Family Swim at Skinner 111576InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Free
Indoor Soccer at Skinner 93362InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$60.00
Lap Swim at Skinner 111580InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 9pm to 10pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Skinner 93666InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Line Dance at Skinner 93708InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance55 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Free
Open Swim at Skinner 111574InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Free
Open Swim at Skinner 111579InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 29, 2014
Each Monday from 9pm to 10pm
Free
T-Ball at Skinner 94743InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Tennis at Skinner 94937InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$60.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Skinner 95136InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner 95193InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Skinner 95194InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Skinner 95246InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$60.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Skinner 111830InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$40.00
Yoga at Skinner 95569InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$25.00

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Description

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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1331 W. Monroe St. Softball 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1331 W. Monroe St. Lighted 2
Community Gardens 1331 W. Monroe Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Fieldhouse 1331 W. Monroe St. 0
Football / Soccer 1331 W. Monroe St. Junior 1
Gymnasiums 211 S. Loomis St. 1 at Whitney Young High School
Picnic Groves 1331 W. Monroe St. 2
Playgrounds 1331 W. Monroe St. 0 Accessible
Sandboxes 1331 W. Monroe St. 1
Swimming Pools 211 S. Loomis St. 0
Water Playgrounds 1331 W. Monroe St. 1

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