Hiawatha Park

  • 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60634 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Larry Krawetz
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5559

Located within the Dunning community, Hiawatha Park totals 12 acres and features a large gymnasium, fitness center, and club rooms. Outdoors, the park offers tennis courts, baseball fields, football/soccer field and a playground for the young ones. Popular in summertime, the water spray feature offers children a place to play and cool down while having a blast!

Young park-goers can play a variety of seasonal sports including basketball, flag football, floor hockey and volleyball at the facility. In the summer, youth attend our popular day camp.

Teens in the neighborhood should check out the weightlifting program and teen club activities as well as sports club.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including fitness, walking club, yoga. Plus, sign up for leagues such as 16" Softball and basketball. Parents gather at Hiawatha Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots. Play group, preschool, tap and ballet, tiny tot tumbling and bitty basketball are also available for preschool-age residents.

The seniors in the community enjoy getting together for a game of bridge and socializing at the senior citizen club during the week.

The staff at Hiawatha Park invites everyone to come out and play year-round at the park!

History

Hiawatha Park was one of many parks created through a ten-year program providing additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. In 1947, the Chicago Park District selected a 12-acre park site in the Dunning community. Land acquisition moved slowly, however. Improvements began nearly a decade later, and Hiawatha Park opened to the public in 1958. The park district installed a fieldhouse in subsequent years. Hiawatha Park honors an Onandaga Indian chief, who formed the League of Five Nations, the famed Iroquois confederation. Over the centuries, Hiawatha (ca. 1570) became an almost mystical figure for Native Americans, and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) further mythologized him in "The Song of Hiawatha." The park name was suggested by community residents, who wished to carry on the tradition of naming Chicago parks for Indian tribes, people, and places.

Parking/Directions

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

Re-Bud

Re-Bud

Location Notes: N Central, adjacent to tennis court

Hiawatha Baseball

Hiawatha Baseball

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Bocce Court

Hiawatha Bocce Court

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Fieldhouse

Hiawatha Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Fitness Center

Hiawatha Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: , ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

Hiawatha Football/Soccer

Hiawatha Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Gymnasium

Hiawatha Gymnasium

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Clubrooms

Hiawatha Clubrooms

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Playground

Hiawatha Playground

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Hiawatha Tennis Court

Hiawatha Tennis Court

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Spray Pool

Hiawatha Spray Pool

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

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:
.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 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
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 133873OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2016/01/05 01:15From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 134088InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 133933InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Basketball Tournament at Hiawatha 134076TournamentSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/02/24 00:30From February 23, 2016 to March 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 149883InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 10Female2016/01/06 22:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 134297InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 134298InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 134349InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/01/03 17:00From January 3, 2016 to April 3, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 134378InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 134377InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 134415InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 134414InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Gymnastics at Hiawatha 134551InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 134730InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 134729InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:45From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 134760InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$129.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 135019InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$22.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 135087InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$6.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 135119InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 135118InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Play School at Hiawatha 135248InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$18.00
Play School at Hiawatha 149882InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$18.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 135454InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/01/07 22:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 135483OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 135484OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 135572InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than Coed2016/01/05 19:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$15.00
Soccer League at Hiawatha 135616Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/02/20 00:00From February 19, 2016 to April 22, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$36.00
Soccer League at Hiawatha 135614Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/02/20 15:30From February 20, 2016 to April 16, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$36.00
Soccer League at Hiawatha 135615Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/02/13 18:00From February 13, 2016 to April 16, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$36.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 135712InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/01/05 21:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$22.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 135711InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Female2016/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$22.00
Team Gymnastics at Hiawatha 135727InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 135777OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Hiawatha 149884InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 21:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 135889InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 17:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$18.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 135890InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$18.00
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 136032OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$16.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 136042InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 136072OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Walking Club at Hiawatha 136073OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2016/01/04 14:00From January 4, 2016 to March 21, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$11.00
Yoga/Pilates at Hiawatha 136155InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/08 01:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch SB League Partnership at Hiawatha 139863PartnershipGroupSports - SoftballAt least 6 but less than 16Female2016/04/02 22:45From April 2, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 4pm
$140.00
16" Softball League at Hiawatha 139884Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/05/15 18:00From May 15, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 4pm
$255.00
16" Softball League at Hiawatha 139883Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2016/05/13 23:00From May 13, 2016 to July 29, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$255.00
Baseball League Partnership at Hiawatha 140170PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 17Male2016/04/02 22:45From April 2, 2016 to July 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$140.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 153095OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMale2016/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$16.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 140191OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2016/04/04 22:45From April 4, 2016 to June 15, 2016
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 140190OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMale2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$16.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 153094InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/03/30 21:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 140518InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 140519InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 140561InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/10 17:00From April 10, 2016 to June 9, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 140588InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 140589InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 140629InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Hiawatha 140748InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 6, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$16.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 140863InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 140862InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 21:45From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$14.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 140892InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 17:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$132.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 141184InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3Coed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$19.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 141225InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:45From March 29, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$7.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 141271InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to June 6, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 141272InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/04/01 15:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$23.00
Play School at Hiawatha 141402InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/04/05 17:00From April 5, 2016 to June 7, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$19.00
Play School at Hiawatha 141401InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/30 15:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$19.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 141658InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 141691OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to June 7, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 141692OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2016 to June 9, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 141798InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/05 18:30From April 5, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Soccer at Hiawatha 141799InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Soccer at Hiawatha 141800InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 8, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 141983InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 20:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$19.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 141984InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/03/29 21:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
T-Ball at Hiawatha 141948InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/23 23:00From April 23, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Hiawatha 141994InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 142038OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12½ but less than 17Coed2016/03/29 22:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Hiawatha 153093InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 20:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$19.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 142162InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 16:15From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$19.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 142163InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 16:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$19.00
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 142322OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 8, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$16.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 142358OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2016/03/28 18:00From March 28, 2016 to June 11, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Walking Club at Hiawatha 142359OpenWellness - Walking25 and upCoed2016/03/28 13:00From March 28, 2016 to June 8, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$12.00
Wrestling at Hiawatha 142399InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 9Male2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$16.00
Wrestling at Hiawatha 153092InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Yoga/Pilates at Hiawatha 142435InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/04/01 00:15From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

Reviews

Description

Located within the Dunning community, Hiawatha Park totals 12 acres and features a large gymnasium, fitness center, and club rooms. Outdoors, the park offers tennis courts, baseball fields, football/soccer field and a playground for the young ones. Popular in summertime, the water spray feature offers children a place to play and cool down while having a blast!

Young park-goers can play a variety of seasonal sports including basketball, flag football, floor hockey and volleyball at the facility. In the summer, youth attend our popular day camp.

Teens in the neighborhood should check out the weightlifting program and teen club activities as well as sports club.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including fitness, walking club, yoga. Plus, sign up for leagues such as 16" Softball and basketball. Parents gather at Hiawatha Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots. Play group, preschool, tap and ballet, tiny tot tumbling and bitty basketball are also available for preschool-age residents.

The seniors in the community enjoy getting together for a game of bridge and socializing at the senior citizen club during the week.

The staff at Hiawatha Park invites everyone to come out and play year-round at the park!

Hiawatha Park was one of many parks created through a ten-year program providing additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. In 1947, the Chicago Park District selected a 12-acre park site in the Dunning community. Land acquisition moved slowly, however. Improvements began nearly a decade later, and Hiawatha Park opened to the public in 1958. The park district installed a fieldhouse in subsequent years. Hiawatha Park honors an Onandaga Indian chief, who formed the League of Five Nations, the famed Iroquois confederation. Over the centuries, Hiawatha (ca. 1570) became an almost mystical figure for Native Americans, and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) further mythologized him in "The Song of Hiawatha." The park name was suggested by community residents, who wished to carry on the tradition of naming Chicago parks for Indian tribes, people, and places.

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