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.

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

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Soccer League at Hiawatha 81565Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 16CoedFrom July 19, 2014 to September 27, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Hiawatha 89389InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$14.00
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 89533OpenSports - Basketball60 and upMaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 15, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Hiawatha 89534OpenSports - Basketball30 and upMaleFrom September 24, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$15.00
Basketball League at Hiawatha 89690Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom 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 14CoedFrom October 9, 2014 to January 31, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$70.00
Bitty Basketball at Hiawatha 110709InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 89891InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$14.00
Dodgeball at Hiawatha 110707InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Family Sports Workshop at Hiawatha 111983InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom September 28, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Free
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 110591InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Hiawatha 89967InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Flag Football at Hiawatha 90007InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$14.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 90045InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 90044InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$14.00
Floor Hockey at Hiawatha 110710Individual_LeagueSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$10.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 110592InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Kickboxing at Hiawatha 90339InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Hiawatha 90371InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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 90553InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$12.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Hiawatha 90591InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:15am to Noon
$12.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Hiawatha 90603InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$21.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Hiawatha 90602InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Hiawatha 90665InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$21.00
Music at Hiawatha 110708InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$21.00
Nutrition at Hiawatha 90743InstructionWellness - Nutrition25 and upCoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$5.00
Play School at Hiawatha 90894InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$17.00
Play School at Hiawatha 90895InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
$17.00
Recreational Tumbling at Hiawatha 90961InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Seasonal Sports at Hiawatha 110706InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Hiawatha 91297InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 91110OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 9, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Hiawatha 91111OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Free
Soccer at Hiawatha 91219InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$14.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 91360InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$21.00
Tap & Ballet at Hiawatha 91359InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Team Tumbling at Hiawatha 91405InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18FemaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Teen Club at Hiawatha 91427OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 8 but less than 18CoedFrom September 24, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Free
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 91522InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon
$17.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hiawatha 91523InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$17.00
Volleyball at Hiawatha 91683InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 15CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$14.00
Walking Club at Hiawatha 110705OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 21, 2014
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
Free
Walking Club at Hiawatha 91721OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 8, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8:45am
$10.00
Yoga at Hiawatha 91777InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
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.