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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 193898OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2017/06/26 22:45From June 26, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 194256InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$23.00
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 194255InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 194347InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$23.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 194346InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$18.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 194553InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2017/06/27 23:30From June 27, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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
Volleyball - Open at Hiawatha 195012OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$18.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 195022OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to August 19, 2017
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 195023OpenWellness - Walking25 and upCoed2017/06/20 13:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 8am to 8:45am
$13.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 195040InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:15From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$23.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 202215InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 202347OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMale2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball League at Hiawatha 202485Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/10/10 23:30From October 10, 2017 to February 6, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$275.00
Basketball League Partnership at Hiawatha 202507PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/10/05 23:00From October 5, 2017 to January 26, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$70.00
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 202842InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Hiawatha 202843InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$23.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 202613InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 20:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$20.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Hiawatha 202614InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$20.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 202750InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$17.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 202749InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$17.00
Flag Football at Hiawatha 202879InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$17.00
Flag Football at Hiawatha 202878InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 202922InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 202921InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$17.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 203191InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$23.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 203192InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 203225InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$139.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 203482InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/14 15:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$20.00
Music and Movement at Hiawatha 203519InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$24.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 203541InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$8.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 203566InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Hiawatha 203565InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$24.00
Play School at Hiawatha 203733InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$20.00
Play School at Hiawatha 203732InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/13 15:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$20.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hiawatha 203789InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$17.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 222200InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 203927InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 203956OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Soccer at Hiawatha 204055InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$17.00
Soccer at Hiawatha 204054InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$17.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 204255InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 20:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$20.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 204254InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$20.00
Team Tumbling at Hiawatha 204296InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$24.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 204316OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 204442InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 16:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$20.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 204443InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$20.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 204599InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$17.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 204640OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 15, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$0
Walking Club at Hiawatha 204641OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/09/11 13:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 8:30am to 9:30am
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$13.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 204732InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:15From September 14, 2017 to November 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.