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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 187240InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 169439OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2017/01/10 01:15From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:15pm
$0
Basketball Officiating at Hiawatha 188604InstructionSports - OfficiatingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to February 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 2pm
$5.00
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 169610InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Basketball Skills at Hiawatha 169609InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Basketball Tournament at Hiawatha 169620TournamentSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/25 00:30From January 24, 2017 to January 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$0
Cheerleading - Competitive at Hiawatha 187237InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than Coed2017/01/12 21:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$20.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 169715InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$20.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 169830InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/19 21:30From January 19, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 169829InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 21:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 169881InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2017 to April 9, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 169911InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 169910InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 169955InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 169954InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Hiawatha 170091InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 170267InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$23.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 170266InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 170291InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$135.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 187241InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/01/12 16:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$20.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 170566InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$24.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 170594InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 29, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$8.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 170624InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 170623InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/13 16:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$24.00
Play School at Hiawatha 170755InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Play School at Hiawatha 170756InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 16:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$20.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 170928InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 170954OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 170955OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 171043InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than Coed2017/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Soccer at Hiawatha 187238InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than Coed2017/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 171098PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/02/25 00:00From February 24, 2017 to April 28, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$40.00
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 171096PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/02/25 15:30From February 25, 2017 to April 22, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$40.00
Soccer League Partnership at Hiawatha 171097PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/02/18 18:00From February 18, 2017 to April 22, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$40.00
Soccer Officiating at Hiawatha 188605InstructionSports - OfficiatingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/02/11 16:00From February 11, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 1pm
$5.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 171213InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/01/10 21:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$24.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 171212InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Female2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$24.00
Team Gymnastics at Hiawatha 171229InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$22.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 171276OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/02/07 23:15From February 7, 2017 to March 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at Hiawatha 171312InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 21:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$20.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 171393InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
$20.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 171394InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 17:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$20.00
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 171526OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$18.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 171537InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$17.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 171565OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 19, 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 171566OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/01/09 14:00From January 9, 2017 to March 27, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$13.00
Yoga/Pilates at Hiawatha 171641InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 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.