Hiawatha Park

  • 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60634 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Larry Krawetz
  • 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: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Bocce Court

Hiawatha Bocce Court

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Fieldhouse

Hiawatha Fieldhouse

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Fitness Center

Hiawatha Fitness Center

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Notes: M-F 8am-9pm; Sa 9am-4pm;Su 10am-4pm; ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Hiawatha Football/Soccer

Hiawatha Football/Soccer

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Gymnasium

Hiawatha Gymnasium

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Clubrooms

Hiawatha Clubrooms

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Playground

Hiawatha Playground

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Tennis Court

Hiawatha Tennis Court

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Hiawatha Spray Pool

Hiawatha Spray Pool

Location: 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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 80820OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMaleFrom June 16, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Free
Mighty Fit Family at Hiawatha 86630InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$11.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hiawatha 81380InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 21, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$11.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 81406InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$5.00
Soccer League at Hiawatha 81565Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 16CoedFrom July 19, 2014 to September 27, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Free
Softball Tournament at Hiawatha 86287TournamentSports - Softball18 and upCoedFrom August 8, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Softball Tournament at Hiawatha 86287TournamentSports - Softball18 and upCoedFrom August 8, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 81760OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$15.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 80908InstructionWellness - Walking60 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 23, 2014
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:
Friday, July 4, 2014
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 89389InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$14.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 89533OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 15, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 89534OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMaleFrom September 24, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$15.00
Basketball League at Hiawatha 89690Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom October 14, 2014 to February 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$252.00
Basketball League Partnership at Hiawatha 89689PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom October 9, 2014 to January 31, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$70.00
Bitty Basketball at Hiawatha 110709InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 110591InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 89967InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 110710Individual_LeagueSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 110592InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 90371InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$126.00
Mighty Fit Family at Hiawatha 90553InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$12.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hiawatha 90591InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Hiawatha 90603InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Hiawatha 90602InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 90665InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$21.00
Music at Hiawatha 110708InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 90743InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$5.00
Play School at Hiawatha 90894InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$17.00
Play School at Hiawatha 90895InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$17.00
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 91110OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 9, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 91111OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Free
Soccer at Hiawatha 91219InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$14.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 91360InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$21.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 91427OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 18CoedFrom September 24, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Free
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 91522InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$17.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 91523InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$17.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 110705OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Free
Walking Club at Hiawatha 91721OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 8, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$10.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 91777InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$20.00

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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!

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 5
Bocce Court 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 2
Fieldhouse 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 1
Fitness Centers 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 1 M-F 8am-9pm; Sa 9am-4pm;Su 10am-4pm; ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 1
Gymnasiums 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 1
Meeting/Event Space 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 3
Playgrounds 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 1
Tennis Courts 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 2
Water Spray Features 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 1
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.