Don Nash Community Center

  • 1833 E. 71st St.   Chicago, Illinois 60649 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Rochelle Portee-White
  • Park Phone: (773) 256-0904

Located in the South Shore community, Don Nash Community Center totals .88 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, indoor pool, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, aquatics, Pilates, yoga, seasonal sports, senior activities, Line Dancing. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Swim Camp.

In addition to programs, Don Nash Community Center hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

History

The Chicago Park District purchased the Don Nash Community Center, a former YMCA, in 1991. At the time, the surrounding South Shore community suffered from a severe shortage of recreational facilities. The area parks included neither gymnasiums nor swimming pools. The former YMCA offered both a central location in the community and approximately 35,000 square feet of space, nearly twice that of the average modern Chicago park fieldhouse. After purchasing the property, the park district extensively remodeled the building, which had been constructed by the YMCA in the 1940s. Using funds from the Government Assistance Project of the Chicago Community Trust, the park district also developed wide-ranging programming for the site. Today, Don Nash Community Center, with its gymnasium, swimming pool, kitchen, and club rooms, is popular gathering place for South Shore residents. Donald Jordan Nash (1935-1992), for whom the park is named, joined the Coca Cola Company in 1962 as a route helper, rising through the ranks to become the company's first African-American to serve as Vice President of Community and Governmental Affairs. A native Chicagoan, Nash demonstrated a great commitment to children in Chicago Park District programs, volunteering as a mentor and teacher in his spare time.

Parking/Directions

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

Don Nash Fieldhouse

Don Nash Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1833 E. 71st

Hours: , ,

Don Nash  Fitness Center

Don Nash Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes: M-F, 7-8:45pm; Sign up for a membership

Don Nash Gymnasium

Don Nash Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1833 E. 71st

Don Nash Clubrooms

Don Nash Clubrooms

Location Notes: 1833 E. 71st

Don Nash  Playground

Don Nash Playground

Location Notes: 1833 E. 71st

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Don Nash 127399Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 19:30From September 8, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$306.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Don Nash 136221OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/04 20:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136254InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 14:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136260InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136256InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136261InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136258InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/06 14:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136263InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136257InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/07 14:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136262InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136255InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 14:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 136259InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136355InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136347InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136356InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136348InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136264InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136352InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136357InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136351InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136349InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136350InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136265InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136353InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136354InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 136346InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 150877OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2016/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 136578OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Don Nash 149526InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Bitty Basketball at Don Nash 136846InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$21.00
Chair Exercise at Don Nash 137017InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Crocheting at Don Nash 149525InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles21 and upCoed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Family Swim at Don Nash 137284OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Don Nash 137852OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/04 13:00From January 4, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 137892InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 137887InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 137889InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 150980InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 137893InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 137890InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 137891InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2016/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 137888InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Open Swim at Don Nash 138274OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Don Nash 138372InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
$102.00
Pilates at Don Nash 138457InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$31.00
Senior Citizens Club at Don Nash 138782OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/26 17:30From January 26, 2016 to March 22, 2016
Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm on the 4th week of each month
$0
TEAM Sports at Don Nash 139109InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Don Nash 139213InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Don Nash 139375InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Youth Swim at Don Nash 139841OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 18:15From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Don Nash 142535OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/03/28 19:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142570InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/28 13:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142575InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/28 14:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142571InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/29 13:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142576InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/29 14:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142573InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/30 13:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142578InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142572InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/31 13:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142577InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/31 14:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142569InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/01 13:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 142574InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/01 14:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142643InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142649InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142644InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142650InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/29 17:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142655InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 19:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142651InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142646InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142653InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142645InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142652InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142654InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142647InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142642InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 142648InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/04/01 17:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 152926OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 142891OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Basketball Camp at Don Nash 143049CampsCamps - SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Bitty Basketball at Don Nash 143092InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$22.00
Family Swim at Don Nash 143516OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Don Nash 144052OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/03/28 12:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 144089InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 144094InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/03/29 00:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 144091InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 152829InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 144093InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 144092InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 144088InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 144090InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Don Nash 144488OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Don Nash 144589InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 19:30From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$102.00
Senior Citizens Club at Don Nash 145138OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/03/29 16:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Don Nash 145405CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/18 13:00From April 18, 2016 to April 22, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$52.00
TEAM Sports at Don Nash 153335InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Club at Don Nash 153758InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Don Nash 145692InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$7.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Don Nash 145858InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Yoga/Pilates at Don Nash 146303InstructionWellness - Yoga25 and upCoed2016/03/28 18:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$61.00
Youth Swim at Don Nash 146338OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0

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Located in the South Shore community, Don Nash Community Center totals .88 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, indoor pool, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids afterschool program, aquatics, Pilates, yoga, seasonal sports, senior activities, Line Dancing. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Swim Camp.

In addition to programs, Don Nash Community Center hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

The Chicago Park District purchased the Don Nash Community Center, a former YMCA, in 1991. At the time, the surrounding South Shore community suffered from a severe shortage of recreational facilities. The area parks included neither gymnasiums nor swimming pools. The former YMCA offered both a central location in the community and approximately 35,000 square feet of space, nearly twice that of the average modern Chicago park fieldhouse. After purchasing the property, the park district extensively remodeled the building, which had been constructed by the YMCA in the 1940s. Using funds from the Government Assistance Project of the Chicago Community Trust, the park district also developed wide-ranging programming for the site. Today, Don Nash Community Center, with its gymnasium, swimming pool, kitchen, and club rooms, is popular gathering place for South Shore residents. Donald Jordan Nash (1935-1992), for whom the park is named, joined the Coca Cola Company in 1962 as a route helper, rising through the ranks to become the company's first African-American to serve as Vice President of Community and Governmental Affairs. A native Chicagoan, Nash demonstrated a great commitment to children in Chicago Park District programs, volunteering as a mentor and teacher in his spare time.

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