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: 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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189263InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/11/29 16:00From November 29, 2016 to December 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189256InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/11/29 17:00From November 29, 2016 to December 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189255InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/11/30 01:00From November 29, 2016 to December 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189264InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/11/30 16:00From November 30, 2016 to December 28, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189257InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/11/30 17:00From November 30, 2016 to December 28, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189266InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/12/01 01:00From November 30, 2016 to December 28, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189265InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/12/01 16:00From December 1, 2016 to December 29, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189261InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/12/01 17:00From December 1, 2016 to December 29, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189262InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/12/02 01:00From December 1, 2016 to December 29, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 189267OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/11/30 01:00From November 29, 2016 to December 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 189268OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2016/12/03 00:00From December 2, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Lap Swim at Don Nash 166701OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 12:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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
Park Kids - Fall at Don Nash 167278InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 19:30From September 13, 2016 to December 23, 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
$104.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Don Nash 167347Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 19:30From September 13, 2016 to June 16, 2017$312.00
TEAM Sports at Don Nash 168242InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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
$28.00
Winter Break Camp at Don Nash 169029CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/27 14:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$70.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Don Nash 171703OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 187265InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 187236InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189237InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189506InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 18:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 187266InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1pm
$20.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 189238InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 187239InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Cardio Cycling at Don Nash 187985InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 15:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 9:45am
$20.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171739InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171745InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171741InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 14:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171746InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171743InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 14:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171748InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 15:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171742InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 14:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171747InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171740InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 14:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 171744InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171836InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171828InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171837InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171829InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171825InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171838InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 187262InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171830InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171831InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171826InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 20:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171835InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 171827InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 187793OpenSports - Basketball55 and upMale2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 172053OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$26.00
Basketball Skills at Don Nash 172297InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$23.00
Bitty Basketball at Don Nash 172329InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/01/14 16:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$23.00
Chair Exercise at Don Nash 172511InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$13.00
Crocheting at Don Nash 172623InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles21 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$16.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Don Nash 187016InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Don Nash 187017InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Family Swim at Don Nash 172818OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/13 20:30From January 13, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Fun and Games at Don Nash 189377InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$2.00
Lap Swim at Don Nash 173471OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/09 13:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
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 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 173506InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 173501InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 173503InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 173504InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 173505InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 173502InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 187263InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 190804InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$43.00
Park Kids - Winter at Don Nash 173996InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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
$104.00
Pilates at Don Nash 174078InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$33.00
Quilting at Don Nash 189485InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles25 and upCoed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Don Nash 187018InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Don Nash 187019InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Don Nash 174398OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/02/28 17:30From February 28, 2017 to March 28, 2017
Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm on the 4th week of each month
$0
TEAM Sports at Don Nash 174737InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$35.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Don Nash 174845InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$8.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Don Nash 175014InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Don Nash 187850InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:15From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 20, 2017
$40.00
Youth Swim at Don Nash 175543OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

There are no photos or videos available.

Reviews

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.