Blackhawk Park

  • 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60639 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Sean Ortiz
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5014

Located in the Belmont-Cragin Community (just south of Fullerton Avenue, between Cicero and Laramie avenues), Blackhawk Park’s fieldhouse sits on a little more than six acres, and features an indoor pool, a gymnasium, several meeting rooms, plus a kitchen.

Outdoors, the park offers a quarter-mile walking path, two junior baseball fields, a softball field, a combination football/soccer field, five tennis courts, a basketball court, plus a playground with a spray pool.

Blackhawk Park offers both fitness classes and aquatic programs for patrons of all ages. Teens can also enjoy basketball. Men can also join volleyball and basketball leagues.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth/pre-teens: soccer, football, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, tumbling, T-ball & Little League baseball.Our signature programs are available at Blackhawk Park, such as: the Park Kids after school program, Spring- & Winter-Break Camps, as well as our 6-week fun-filled affordable Day Camp (and Extended Camp).In August, we offer a 2-week Gymnastics’ Camp.

Parents gather at Blackhawk Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Art & ABC’s, Play Group, Preschool, and Storytime.

We invite you to stop by and check out the offerings at Blackhawk Park!

History

Located in Chicago's Cragin neighborhood, Blackhawk Park was created by the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Northwest Park District first began acquiring land for Blackhawk Park in 1916. Five years later, renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen, designer of much of the West Park system, developed a plan for the park. Early improvements to Blackhawk Park included a wading pool, a playground, tennis courts, and electric lighting. In the summer of 1923, the Northwest Park District dedicated the park to honor a World War I Army unit known as the Blackhawk Division of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Composed of volunteers and draftees from Illinois, the Division took its name from the Sac chief Black Hawk (1767-1838). In 1832, Black Hawk led a group of Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo Indians west across the Mississippi into Illinois in a futile attempt to reclaim their ancestral lands, from which they had been forced in the 1820s. Though his forces were beaten back and fell to final defeat on August 2, 1832, Chief Black Hawk has long been revered for his bravery and perseverance. Jacob Dickinson Jr., a WWI veteran and son of the secretary of war under President Taft, gave a speech at the dedication ceremonies. A Chicago Tribune article reported that Dickinson Jr. asserted that naming the park for Chief Blackhawk served as “a protest against all intolerance as exemplified by the white hoods, the black shirts, and the red flags.” (This refers to various forms of fascism that were happening throughout the world at this time.) In 1926, a small brick field house with a gambrel roof was built in the park. Architect Albert A. Schwartz designed the building. Altogether, he produced six field houses for the Northwest and Old Portage Park Districts. Two years after the completion of the original field house, architect Walter W. Alschlager designed a major addition to the building that included an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, locker rooms, offices, and a board room. In September of 1926, shortly after the construction of the original field house in Blackhawk Park, the American Legion sponsored an “Indian Pageant and Festival” there. Dozens of members of the Sac and Fox tribes camped in the park during the festival. They presented Indian dances in costume and staged an outdoor production of the play “Hiawatha.”

Parking/Directions

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Blackhawk Diamond - Softball

Blackhawk Diamond - Softball

Location Notes: 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

Blackhawk Fieldhouse

Blackhawk Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

Hours: , ,

Blackhawk Football/Soccer

Blackhawk Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Blackhawk Gymnasium

Blackhawk Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

Blackhawk Auditorium & Clubrooms

Blackhawk Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

Blackhawk Playground

Blackhawk PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Spring 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Blackhawk Tennis Courts

Blackhawk Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

Blackhawk Spray Pool

Blackhawk Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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
16" Softball League at Blackhawk 200036Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$150.00
Adult Swim at Blackhawk 193797OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Adult Swim at Blackhawk 193797OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Adult Swim at Blackhawk 193797OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Family Swim at Blackhawk 194222OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 21:30From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 199997InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 199998InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 21:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 194420InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/22 21:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 199999InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/23 21:30From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 194419InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 16:45From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:45pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Blackhawk 200000OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Blackhawk 194838InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:45From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Blackhawk 200003InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/24 15:30From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Blackhawk 200004InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/21 20:15From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Blackhawk 200212OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Youth Swim at Blackhawk 200212OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Blackhawk 202142OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Blackhawk 202192InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 18:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Blackhawk 222043OpenSports - BasketballAt least 15 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$2.00
Basketball at Blackhawk 202390InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$13.00
Basketball at Blackhawk 202391InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball at Blackhawk 202392InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Basketball League at Blackhawk 222042Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$150.00
Basketball Tournament at Blackhawk 222031TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/11/15 17:00November 15, 2017
Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball Tournament at Blackhawk 222032TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/11/16 18:00November 16, 2017
Thursday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Basketball at Blackhawk 222019InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Dodgeball at Blackhawk 202741InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$6.00
Family Swim at Blackhawk 202819OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Blackhawk 222035InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to November 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Flag Football at Blackhawk 222036InstructionSports - FootballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 13, 2017 to November 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Floor Hockey at Blackhawk 222037InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/10/18 23:00From October 18, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$5.00
Floor Hockey at Blackhawk 222038InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/10/19 00:00From October 18, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00
Fun and Games (Deaf & HOH) at Blackhawk 222023InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Karate Partnership at Blackhawk 222044PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Karate Partnership at Blackhawk 223792PartnershipGroupSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Kiddie College at Blackhawk 203212InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$35.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203311InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203308InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203304InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203309InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 20:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203305InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203306InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203310InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Blackhawk 203307InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 17:45From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Blackhawk 203475InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/15 19:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$12.00
Open Swim at Blackhawk 203544OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 19:15From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Blackhawk 203602OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
Play School at Blackhawk 203725InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$18.00
Play School at Blackhawk 203726InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at Blackhawk 203776InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at Blackhawk 203777InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at Blackhawk 222024InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:15From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$20.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 League at Blackhawk 222040Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/08/26 15:00From August 26, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$10.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 League at Blackhawk 222041Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/08/26 16:00From August 26, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Soccer League at Blackhawk 204120Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/08/23 23:00From August 23, 2017 to October 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Soccer League at Blackhawk 204121Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/08/24 00:00From August 23, 2017 to October 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Soccer Tournament at Blackhawk 222029TournamentSports - SoccerAt least but less than 17Coed2017/10/09 17:00October 9, 2017
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Social Club (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Blackhawk 222018InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Sport Art & Dart at Blackhawk 222034InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$5.00
Sport Art & Dart at Blackhawk 222039InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$5.00
TEAM Sports at Blackhawk 204278InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$35.00
Team Tumbling at Blackhawk 204292InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 21:15From September 11, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Teen Club at Blackhawk 222033OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/09/13 00:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Blackhawk 221288InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Blackhawk 204372InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Blackhawk 204391InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 20:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Blackhawk 204392InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Blackhawk 221289InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Blackhawk 204437InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Volleyball (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Blackhawk 222020InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Blackhawk 204666CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 5pm
Each Friday from 10am to 5pm
$40.00
Young Scientist at Blackhawk 222026InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Youth Swim at Blackhawk 204794OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Zumba Partnership at Blackhawk 223793PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00

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Located in the Belmont-Cragin Community (just south of Fullerton Avenue, between Cicero and Laramie avenues), Blackhawk Park’s fieldhouse sits on a little more than six acres, and features an indoor pool, a gymnasium, several meeting rooms, plus a kitchen.

Outdoors, the park offers a quarter-mile walking path, two junior baseball fields, a softball field, a combination football/soccer field, five tennis courts, a basketball court, plus a playground with a spray pool.

Blackhawk Park offers both fitness classes and aquatic programs for patrons of all ages. Teens can also enjoy basketball. Men can also join volleyball and basketball leagues.

Depending on age and season, a large variety of programs are offered for youth/pre-teens: soccer, football, cheerleading, basketball, wrestling, tumbling, T-ball & Little League baseball.Our signature programs are available at Blackhawk Park, such as: the Park Kids after school program, Spring- & Winter-Break Camps, as well as our 6-week fun-filled affordable Day Camp (and Extended Camp).In August, we offer a 2-week Gymnastics’ Camp.

Parents gather at Blackhawk Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Art & ABC’s, Play Group, Preschool, and Storytime.

We invite you to stop by and check out the offerings at Blackhawk Park!

Located in Chicago's Cragin neighborhood, Blackhawk Park was created by the Northwest Park District, one of 22 park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. The Northwest Park District first began acquiring land for Blackhawk Park in 1916. Five years later, renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen, designer of much of the West Park system, developed a plan for the park. Early improvements to Blackhawk Park included a wading pool, a playground, tennis courts, and electric lighting. In the summer of 1923, the Northwest Park District dedicated the park to honor a World War I Army unit known as the Blackhawk Division of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Composed of volunteers and draftees from Illinois, the Division took its name from the Sac chief Black Hawk (1767-1838). In 1832, Black Hawk led a group of Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo Indians west across the Mississippi into Illinois in a futile attempt to reclaim their ancestral lands, from which they had been forced in the 1820s. Though his forces were beaten back and fell to final defeat on August 2, 1832, Chief Black Hawk has long been revered for his bravery and perseverance. Jacob Dickinson Jr., a WWI veteran and son of the secretary of war under President Taft, gave a speech at the dedication ceremonies. A Chicago Tribune article reported that Dickinson Jr. asserted that naming the park for Chief Blackhawk served as “a protest against all intolerance as exemplified by the white hoods, the black shirts, and the red flags.” (This refers to various forms of fascism that were happening throughout the world at this time.) In 1926, a small brick field house with a gambrel roof was built in the park. Architect Albert A. Schwartz designed the building. Altogether, he produced six field houses for the Northwest and Old Portage Park Districts. Two years after the completion of the original field house, architect Walter W. Alschlager designed a major addition to the building that included an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, locker rooms, offices, and a board room. In September of 1926, shortly after the construction of the original field house in Blackhawk Park, the American Legion sponsored an “Indian Pageant and Festival” there. Dozens of members of the Sac and Fox tribes camped in the park during the festival. They presented Indian dances in costume and staged an outdoor production of the play “Hiawatha.”

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