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

Winter Programs

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Don Nash 100575OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98461InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98478InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98474InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 14:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98479InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98482InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98476InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 14:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98481InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98475InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 14:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98480InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98483InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98471InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 98477InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98597InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98564InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98570InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98598InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98565InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98599InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98568InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98569InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98566InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98567InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98596InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 98563InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 98811OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball Camp at Don Nash 112437CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Don Nash 99070InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$20.00
Chair Exercise at Don Nash 99234InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$10.00
Family Swim at Don Nash 99496OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Don Nash 112382OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/01/05 13:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 100150InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 100147InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 100151InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 100148InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 100145InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 100149InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 100146InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 112436InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:15From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$20.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 100308InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$40.00
Open Swim at Don Nash 100570OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Don Nash 100912InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$100.00
Pilates at Don Nash 100995InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Pilates at Don Nash 100994InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:15From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$60.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Don Nash 101268InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Don Nash 101345OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/27 17:30From January 27, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm on the 4th week of each month
$0
TEAM Sports at Don Nash 101632InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Don Nash 101717InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Don Nash 101883InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Walking Club at Don Nash 102189OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/01/05 13:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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 102205InstructionWellness - Fitness21 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$60.00
Youth Swim at Don Nash 100579OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 2:15pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Don Nash 106795OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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 104889InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 13:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104894InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104890InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 13:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104895InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 14:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104892InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 13:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104897InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 14:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104891InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 13:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104896InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104888InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Don Nash 104893InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104959InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104965InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise IIi - High Impact at Don Nash 104960InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104966InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104971InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104967InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104962InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104969InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 17:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104961InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104968InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104970InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104963InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104958InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Don Nash 104964InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Don Nash 105227OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$50.00
Basketball Camp at Don Nash 130704CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Don Nash 105429InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$21.00
Chair Exercise at Don Nash 105566InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Family Swim at Don Nash 105825OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 106377InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoed2015/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 106382InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 106379InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 106381InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 106380InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 106376InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Don Nash 106378InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 121819InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance21 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Line Dance at Don Nash 106539InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance18 and upCoed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$41.00
Open Swim at Don Nash 106797OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Don Nash 106961InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 19:30From March 30, 2015 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
$102.00
PRE Adult Swim at Don Nash 129990OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/23 19:00From March 23, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
PRE Family Swim at Don Nash 129998OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/03/27 23:00From March 27, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
PRE Open Swim at Don Nash 130651OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/28 18:00March 28, 2015
Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Don Nash 130000OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/03/28 15:00March 28, 2015
Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Don Nash 129996OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/03/23 13:00From March 23, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Don Nash 129999OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/23 22:00From March 23, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
RedCross Baby Sitter Certification at Don Nash 121820InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/06 17:30From April 6, 2015 to April 7, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$25.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Don Nash 130703InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Don Nash 107372OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/03/31 16:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Don Nash 107591CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/06 13:00From April 6, 2015 to April 10, 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
$51.00
Step Aerobics at Don Nash Cancelled107630InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$21.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Don Nash 107855InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Don Nash 108027InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Walking Club at Don Nash 108318OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/03/30 12:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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 108340InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$61.00
Yoga/Pilates at Don Nash 108426InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$31.00
Yoga/Pilates at Don Nash 108427InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:15From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$61.00
Youth Swim at Don Nash 106796OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
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.