Located in the Englewood community, Sherwood Park totals 6.41 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, Youth Wellness Center, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers an interactive spray pool, playground, basketball court, baseball field. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, multi-purpose clubrooms, and fields.
Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, a nutrition program, gymnastics, Teen Club. On the cultural side, Sherwood Park offers dance and violin. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.
In addition to programs, Sherwood Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.
Sherwood Park was one of seven neighborhood playgrounds created by Chicago's Special Park Commission in 1914. Located across the street from Sherwood School in the densely-populated Englewood community, the playground initially included only an athletic field that was flooded in winter for ice skating. Between 1923 and 1935, the city acquired adjacent property, more than tripling the park's size. By 1935, the enlarged park included a playing field, a baseball diamond, a sand box, and a shelter house. The city transferred Sherwood Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. Having constructed an above-ground swimming pool and a fieldhouse around 1970, the park district expanded the park slightly in 1976 and again in 1997. Both the park and the adjacent school honor early Englewood resident Jesse Sherwood. A native of Delaware, Sherwood moved west to Missouri at 15, and joined the U.S. Navy at 18. After fighting in the Civil War, he relocated to Edina, Minnesota, where he served on the Board of Education. In 1870, Sherwood settled in Englewood, ran a business in the Union Stock Yards, and served three years on the Chicago Board of Education. He was also a one-time president of the National Live Stock Commission.
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