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 Center

Location Notes: 1833 E. 71st

Notes: M-F, 7-8:45pm; Sa, 9-4:30pm; Su, Closed. ADA Accessible Equipment 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

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are available.

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 Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91867InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 13:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91868InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91869InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 13:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91870InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91875InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91873InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 13:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91874InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91871InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 13:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91872InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 14:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91876InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 19:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91865InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 91866InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91961InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91962InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91971InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91963InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91964InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91969InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91967InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91968InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 17:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91965InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91966InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 17:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91970InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91959InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 91960InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball - 5 on 5 at Don Nash 92166OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$44.00
Basketball Camp at Don Nash 110112CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Male2014/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Don Nash 92400InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$30.00
Chair Exercise at Don Nash 92552InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$10.00
Group Training at Don Nash 110114InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2014/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$30.00
Group Training at Don Nash 110115InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2014/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 93546InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2014/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 93543InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 93547InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 93544InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 93545InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2014/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 93542InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 110113InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2014/09/16 00:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$20.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 93705InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$40.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 93704InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Don Nash 94043InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 19:30From August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$100.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Don Nash 94106Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 19:30From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
$300.00
Pilates at Don Nash 94182InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Pilates at Don Nash 94181InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:15From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$60.00
Senior Citizens Club at Don Nash 94465OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2014/09/23 16:30From September 23, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm on the 4th week of each month
$0
TEAM Sports at Don Nash 94796InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Don Nash 94887OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$5.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Don Nash 95146InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Walking Club at Don Nash 95442OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2014/09/15 12:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 7am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 10am
Each Thursday from 7am to 10am
Each Friday from 7am to 10am
$0
Weight Training at Don Nash 95457InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$60.00
Winter Break Camp at Don Nash 95485CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/12/22 14:00From December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015
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
$50.00

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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.