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 (1)

Location Notes: N Central, adjacent to tennis court

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

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: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Hiawatha Football/Soccer

Hiawatha Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Descriptors: Grass

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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.

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
12" Fast Pitch SB League Partnership at Hiawatha 177735PartnershipGroupSports - SoftballAt least 6 but less than 16Female2017/04/08 22:45From April 8, 2017 to July 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 4pm
$144.00
16" Softball League at Hiawatha 177752Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/21 18:00From May 21, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 4pm
$263.00
16" Softball League at Hiawatha 177751Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2017/05/19 23:00From May 19, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$263.00
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 198594InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/06 17:30From April 6, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$19.00
Baseball League Partnership at Hiawatha 177107PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 17Male2017/04/08 22:45From April 8, 2017 to July 15, 2017
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
$144.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 177282OpenSports - Basketball35 and upMale2017/04/09 15:00From April 9, 2017 to July 16, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10am to Noon
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 177281OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2017/04/10 22:45From April 10, 2017 to June 21, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
$0
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 193280InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/11 20:30From April 11, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 193281InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/11 21:30From April 11, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 178021InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$24.00
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 178020InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$24.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Hiawatha 192825InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 177363InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 177396InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 177395InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 177496InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/16 17:00From April 16, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 177425InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Hiawatha 176692InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$18.00
Kickball at Hiawatha 193284InstructionSports - KickballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 177941InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$24.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 177942InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 176471InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$136.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 199929InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 15:15From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 175983InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$21.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 178064InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:45From April 4, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$8.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 176737InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$25.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 176736InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/07 15:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$25.00
Play School at Hiawatha 176408InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$21.00
Play School at Hiawatha 176407InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 15:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 193283InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 177555InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 176924OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 176923OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 177686InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$18.00
Soccer at Hiawatha 193276InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$18.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 176024InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 20:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$21.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 176025InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/04 21:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$21.00
T-Ball at Hiawatha 177137InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/29 23:00From April 29, 2017 to June 17, 2017
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 176534InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$18.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 176885OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12½ but less than 17Coed2017/04/05 23:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Hiawatha 177366InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 20:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 176755InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 176756InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 16:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$21.00
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 177842OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
$18.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 193285InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$18.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 178071OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 17, 2017
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 178072OpenWellness - Walking25 and upCoed2017/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$14.00
Yoga/Pilates at Hiawatha 178082InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$24.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 193897OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2017/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2017 to August 13, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 193898OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2017/06/26 22:45From June 26, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 194256InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$23.00
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 194255InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Day Camp at Hiawatha 194075CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$375.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 194133InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/06/28 20:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$17.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 194347InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$23.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 194346InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$18.00
Leadership Camp at Hiawatha 194383CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 13:45From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8:45am to 3:15pm
Each Tuesday from 8:45am to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 8:45am to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 8:45am to 3:15pm
$188.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 194553InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2017/06/27 23:30From June 27, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Play Camp at Hiawatha 194652CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 14:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
$114.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 199120OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 195012OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$18.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 195022OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
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 195023OpenWellness - Walking25 and upCoed2017/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 8am to 8:45am
$13.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 195040InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$23.00

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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.