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.  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.
Click on the program name links below to 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 122481OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2015/09/15 00:15From September 14, 2015 to December 14, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Hiawatha 122632Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/10/13 23:30From October 13, 2015 to February 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$257.00
Basketball League Partnership at Hiawatha 122668PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/10/09 00:00From October 8, 2015 to January 30, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$70.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 147950InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 20:15From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$18.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 147952InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 122852InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 10, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 122851InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 122904InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/09/27 15:00From September 27, 2015 to December 20, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 122936InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 122937InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Flag Football at Hiawatha 147401InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 8, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Flag Football at Hiawatha 122980InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 8, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 123024InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 123023InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey League at Hiawatha 123022Individual_LeagueSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/09/23 22:30From September 23, 2015 to December 9, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 123336InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$21.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 123337InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 123375InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2015 to December 7, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$129.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 123763InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2015/09/01 23:30From September 1, 2015 to December 11, 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
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 123630InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to December 7, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$22.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 123629InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/18 15:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$22.00
Play School at Hiawatha 123971InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/16 15:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$18.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hiawatha 124033InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to December 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 124185InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 124212OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 8, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 124213OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 10, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 147951InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 20:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$18.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 147949InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/15 21:15From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Team Tumbling at Hiawatha 124484InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to December 11, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 124499OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 124609InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2015 to December 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$18.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 124610InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 16:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$18.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 124768InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2015/09/17 20:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$15.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 124802OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 20, 2015
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 124803OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2015/09/14 13:00From September 14, 2015 to December 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$11.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 124864InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/18 00:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 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.