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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Basketball League at Hiawatha 202485Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/10/10 23:30From October 10, 2017 to February 6, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$275.00
Basketball League Partnership at Hiawatha 202507PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/10/05 23:00From October 5, 2017 to January 26, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$70.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 204640OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 15, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 227044InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/11 18:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$18.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 209095OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2018/01/09 01:15From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 209263InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 209262InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 209370InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$21.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 209486InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 209485InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 209602InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 209601InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Hiawatha 209731InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 19, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 209903InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$142.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 227041InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/11 16:15From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$21.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 210192InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$25.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 210220InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to March 28, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$9.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 210245InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 19, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$25.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 210244InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/12 16:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$25.00
Play School at Hiawatha 210357InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Play School at Hiawatha 210358InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/10 16:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 226568InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2018/01/23 23:15From January 23, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 210516InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2018/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 210543OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 210626InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than Coed2018/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$18.00
Soccer at Hiawatha 210627InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than Coed2018/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$18.00
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 210687PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/02/24 00:00From February 23, 2018 to April 27, 2018
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$40.00
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 210685PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/02/24 15:30From February 24, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$40.00
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 210686PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/02/17 18:00From February 17, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$40.00
Soccer Officiating at Hiawatha 210688InstructionSports - OfficiatingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/02/10 16:00From February 10, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$6.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 210810InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2018/01/09 21:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$25.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 210809InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Female2018/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$25.00
Team Gymnastics at Hiawatha 210825InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 210872OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/17 23:30From January 17, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Hiawatha 210914InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 21:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 211006InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2018 to March 19, 2018
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 211007InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$21.00
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 211076OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2018/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$19.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 211090InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2018/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$18.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 211113OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2018/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2018 to March 18, 2018
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 211114OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2018/01/08 14:00From January 8, 2018 to March 26, 2018
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$14.00

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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.