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

Location Notes: 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 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.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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 League at Hiawatha 89690Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2014/10/14 23:30From 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 14Coed2014/10/10 00:00From October 9, 2014 to January 31, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$70.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 111983InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2014/09/28 15:00From September 28, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Walking Club at Hiawatha 110705OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2014/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 95858InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$14.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 96013OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2015/01/06 01:15From January 5, 2015 to March 23, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$0
Basketball at Hiawatha 96077InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$14.00
Basketball Tournament at Hiawatha 96183TournamentSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/02/25 00:30February 24, 2015
Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball Tournament at Hiawatha 96184TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/02/06 00:00From February 5, 2015 to February 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Hiawatha 96197InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$14.00
Bitty Basketball at Hiawatha 97085InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 19:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$17.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 96394InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/16 21:30From January 16, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 96393InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 6, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$14.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 96448InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/04 15:30From January 4, 2015 to April 5, 2015
Each Sunday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 96449InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/02/20 00:00From February 19, 2015 to April 9, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 96512InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 96511InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 96547InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$14.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 96546InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$14.00
Gymnastics at Hiawatha 96689InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 23, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, February 9, 2015
$14.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 96861InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 96860InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 96894InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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 97055InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/01/10 18:15From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$12.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hiawatha 97095InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:15From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 97173InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/06 16:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$21.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 97224InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$21.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 97237InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2015/01/03 00:00From January 2, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$5.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 97113InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 23, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 97112InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/09 16:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$21.00
Play School at Hiawatha 97525InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$17.00
Play School at Hiawatha 97526InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/01/07 16:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$17.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 97738InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2015/01/08 22:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 97771OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 97772OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 97869InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than Coed2015/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$14.00
Soccer League at Hiawatha 97901Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/02/21 00:00From February 20, 2015 to April 24, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Soccer League at Hiawatha 97899Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/02/21 15:30From February 21, 2015 to April 18, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$35.00
Soccer League at Hiawatha 97900Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/02/14 18:00From February 14, 2015 to April 18, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$35.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 97987InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2015/01/06 21:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$21.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 97986InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Female2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$21.00
Team Gymnastics at Hiawatha 98004InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$17.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 98052OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/14 23:30From January 14, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 98142InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 17:15From January 5, 2015 to March 23, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$17.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 98143InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$17.00
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 98276OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$15.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 98287InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/01/08 21:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$14.00
Volunteer Coaching at Hiawatha 98319InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2015/02/14 18:00From February 14, 2015 to April 24, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Walking Club at Hiawatha 98321OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 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
$0
Walking Club at Hiawatha 98322OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 23, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$10.00
Yoga/Pilates at Hiawatha 98398InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
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!

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.