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.

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 Center

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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 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
12" Fast Pitch SB League Partnership at Hiawatha 102345PartnershipGroupSports - SoftballAt least 6 but less than 16Female2015/04/06 22:45From April 6, 2015 to July 11, 2015
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 4pm
$82.00
16" Softball League at Hiawatha 102361Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/05/17 18:00From May 17, 2015 to August 2, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 4pm
$250.00
16" Softball League at Hiawatha 102360Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/05/15 23:00From May 15, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$250.00
Baseball League Partnership at Hiawatha 102611PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 17Male2015/03/28 22:45From March 28, 2015 to July 11, 2015
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
$82.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball Tournament at Hiawatha 117643TournamentSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/08/02 18:00From August 2, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 4:30pm
$0
16" Softball Tournament at Hiawatha 117642TournamentSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/08/07 23:00From August 7, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Baseball Tournament Partnership at Hiawatha 116012PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/07/14 22:30From July 14, 2015 to August 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 116026OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2015/06/28 15:00From June 28, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to Noon
$16.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 116027OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2015/06/22 22:45From June 22, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
Day Camp at Hiawatha 116199CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$340.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 116337InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/06/14 18:00From June 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 116534InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 116533InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 116652InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 116651InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 22:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$16.00
Leadership Camp at Hiawatha 116741CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/30 14:00From June 30, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
$54.00
Mighty Fit Family at Hiawatha 116895InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/06/20 17:15From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$12.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hiawatha 116909InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/20 16:15From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 116948InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2015/06/30 23:30From June 30, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$6.00
Play Camp at Hiawatha 117513CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/30 14:00From June 30, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
$107.00
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 117638PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 16Coed2015/07/18 14:00From July 18, 2015 to September 26, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$50.00
Softball Tournament Partnership at Hiawatha 117644PartnershipGroupSports - SoftballAt least 6 but less than 15Female2015/07/13 22:30From July 13, 2015 to August 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Team Gymnastics at Hiawatha 117697InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 16Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$21.00
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 117844OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/06/25 00:00From June 24, 2015 to August 26, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$16.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 117857OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2015/06/22 18:00From June 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
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:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
$0
Walking Club at Hiawatha 117858OpenWellness - Walking25 and upCoed2015/06/23 13:00From June 23, 2015 to August 27, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 8am to 8:45am
$11.00
Wrestling at Hiawatha 132228InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/06/24 21:00From June 24, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$15.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 117882InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/19 00:15From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00

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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.