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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 155600PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 16Coed2016/07/23 14:00From July 23, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$60.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 184401InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 17:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$19.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 162253OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2016/09/20 00:15From September 19, 2016 to December 19, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
$0
Basketball League at Hiawatha 162396Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/10/18 23:30From October 18, 2016 to February 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$262.00
Basketball League Partnership at Hiawatha 162429PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/10/14 00:00From October 13, 2016 to February 4, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$70.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at Hiawatha 184397InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$19.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 162533InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:15From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$19.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 162534InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$19.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 184398InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$16.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 162662InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 162719InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/25 15:00From September 25, 2016 to December 18, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 162751InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 162752InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Flag Football at Hiawatha 162789InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Flag Football at Hiawatha 162788InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:15From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 162833InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 162832InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:15From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey League at Hiawatha 162867Team_LeagueSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 16Male2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 163117InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 163118InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$14.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 163153InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$132.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 184588InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/22 15:15From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$19.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 163453InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$23.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 163493InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2016/09/06 23:30From September 6, 2016 to December 16, 2016
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
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 163525InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$23.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 163524InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/23 15:15From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$23.00
Play School at Hiawatha 163696InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$19.00
Play School at Hiawatha 163695InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 15:15From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$19.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hiawatha 163823InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 12, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 163970InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 163998OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 163999OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 186706InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Soccer at Hiawatha 184400InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 164274InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 20:15From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$19.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 164273InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 21:15From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
Team Tumbling at Hiawatha 164319InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$23.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 164338OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/28 23:00From September 28, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 164463InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$19.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 164464InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 16:15From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$19.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 164614InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$16.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 164645OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to December 23, 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 164646OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2016/09/19 13:00From September 19, 2016 to December 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$12.00
Wrestling at Hiawatha 184399InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 10Male2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Yoga at Hiawatha Cancelled184974InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 164716InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00

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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.