Don Nash Community Center

  • 1833 E. 71st St.   Chicago, Illinois 60649 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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

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Don Nash  Fitness Center

Don Nash Fitness CenterAccessible

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Notes:

M-F, 7-8:45pm;

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 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
Adult Swim at Don Nash 204837OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 204854InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$50.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 204853InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$50.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 204855InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$50.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 204856InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$50.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 204857InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$50.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 221795InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$25.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 221797InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$50.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204886InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 13:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204887InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204888InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 13:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204894InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 14:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 225601InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 19:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204890InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 13:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204891InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204895InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 13:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204889InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204893InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 19:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204884InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 13:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 204885InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204984InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204985InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204986InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204987InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204864InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204991InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 17:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204992InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204988InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204989InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 204983InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 205205OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/11/24 01:00From November 23, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$26.00
Basketball Skills at Don Nash 205484InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Bitty Basketball at Don Nash 205483InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$25.00
Chair Exercise at Don Nash 205626InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$13.00
Crocheting at Don Nash 205742InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles21 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$15.00
Family Swim at Don Nash 205956OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Don Nash 206498OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 12:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:30pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 206534InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 206529InstructionAquatics - 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 Don Nash 206531InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 206532InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 206530InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 206535InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 206714InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$45.00
Park Kids - Fall at Don Nash 207075InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
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
$109.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Don Nash 207140Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/05 19:30From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$327.00
Pilates at Don Nash 207214InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$60.00
Senior Citizens Club at Don Nash 207556OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/26 16:30From September 26, 2017 to October 24, 2017
Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm on the 4th week of each month
$0
Senior Swim at Don Nash 221800OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Don Nash 221225InstructionWellness - Fitness25 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$40.00
TEAM Sports at Don Nash 207932InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Teen Club at Don Nash 221224OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at Don Nash 208045InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Don Nash 208151InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Don Nash 221223InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$41.00
Youth Swim at Don Nash 208730OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Don Nash 213333InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$109.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Don Nash 219260InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$109.00

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Description

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.