Shabbona Park

  • 6935 W. Addison St.   Chicago, Illinois 60634 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Laura LeVitus
  • Phone: (773) 685-6205

The park currently has several renovation projects happening.  We recommend that you call the park for facility availablity

Located in the Dunning community(the eastern border is two blocks east of Oak Park Avenue, and the northern border abuts Addison Street), Shabbona Park sits on approximately 18.5 acres of land.

The fieldhouse is equipped with an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, gymnasium, gymnastics center, woodcraft room, and clubroom available for rental. Outside, there are four baseball fields, a softball field, a combination football-soccer field, five tennis courts, two horseshoe pits, a playground and spray pool, as well as a nearly one-mile walking trail available for cross-country skiing.

For recreation, patrons can enjoy working out at the fitness center, as well as such sports as badminton, basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, seasonal sports, softball, and volleyball.In the summer, youth can attend the popular and affordable six-week day camp. Tots and preschoolers can increase their socialization skills in programs such as Fun & Games, Preschool, Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Twinkle Star Gymnastics, and, of course, several aquatics programs.

Shabbona park is also noted for its special recreation programs & facilities for people with disabilities—including training for Special Olympics.

In addition to seasonal programs, Shabbona Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as a Halloween Party, Build Your Own Chocolate Holiday House, and an outdoor Movie in the Park.

History

Shabbona Park is among the four parks established by the Old Portage Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Created in 1912, the Old Portage Park District aimed to improve property values and provide substantial recreational facilities for the middle class Portage Park community. Nearby Portage Park, begun in 1913, met with such success, that residents of the adjacent Dunning neighborhood sought to expand the district's borders into their community. This annexation was completed in 1925 and, early the following year, the Old Portage Park District began acquiring an 18.7-acre property identified by the Dunning Park Improvement Association. Before long, the new park had winding walkways, spacious lawns, flower beds, and a sunken garden, as well as baseball and football fields and a large playground. In 1928, the park district built a Georgian-style brick fieldhouse with a 300-seat assembly hall, a kitchen, and various club, game, and shower rooms. The structure is identical to the Chopin and Wilson Park fieldhouses. After Shabbona Park's 1934 transfer to the Chicago Park District, the unified agency installed softball fields and a new baseball diamond. By 1946, the park district had developed plans for gymnasium and swimming pool additions to the heavily-used fieldhouse. However, the gymnasium was not constructed until 1959, and a natatorium came slightly more than a decade after that. During the 1990s, the park district rehabilitated many of Shabbona Park's major features. Shabbona Park takes its name from the Potawatomi chief Shabbona (ca. 1775-1859). Shabbona and his people continued to live in northeastern Illinois well after the establishment of Chicago's Fort Dearborn in 1803. In the early 1830s, Shabbona warned white settlers of the Sac chief Black Hawk's intentions to take back his ancestral lands in western Illinois. Though Shabbona's warnings saved many lives, his people were nevertheless removed to a reservation west of the Mississippi in 1837. The people of Ottawa, Illinois warmly welcomed Shabbona when he returned in 1854. Shabbona died there five years later.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Shabbona Baseball

Shabbona Baseball

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Park - Lucky Dawgs

Shabbona Park - Lucky Dawgs

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Park - Velinda Hernandez (cart)

Shabbona Park - Velinda Hernandez (cart)

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Fieldhouse

Shabbona Fieldhouse

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Fitness Center

Shabbona Fitness Center

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Notes: Currently under construction. Sign up for a membership

Shabbona Football/Soccer

Shabbona Football/Soccer

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Gymnasium

Shabbona Gymnasium

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Gymnastic Center

Shabbona Gymnastic Center

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Horseshoe

Shabbona Horseshoe

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Clubroom

Shabbona Clubroom

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Playground

Shabbona Playground

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Park Pool

Shabbona Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Notes: Currently closed during renovation.

Shabbona Spray Pool

Shabbona Spray Pool

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Woodcraft Room

Shabbona Woodcraft Room

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

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
Aquatic Exercise II- Low Impact at Shabbona 112214InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II- Low Impact at Shabbona 112217InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II- Low Impact at Shabbona 112218InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II- Low Impact at Shabbona 112222InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II- Low Impact at Shabbona 112219InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Free
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 112149InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 10, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Shabbona 89543OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 60MaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Basketball - Teen League at Shabbona 89547Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18MaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$10.00
Basketball- Open at Shabbona 110713OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 91283InstructionSports - Bowling18 and upCoedFrom September 25, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$7.00
CPD Swim Club at Shabbona 112244InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:32pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:32pm
$75.00
Dodgeball at Shabbona 89911InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 110610InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 8am
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 89983InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 110611InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 8am
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 110612InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
$15.00
Flag Football at Shabbona 110715InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to October 15, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Shabbona 90078InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 14CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 91281InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$7.00
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 91280InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 2pm
$7.00
Fun and Games at Shabbona 90136InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$60.00
Holiday Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 111487CampsCamps - General Interest18 and upCoedFrom December 9, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 9pm
Free
Indoor Soccer at Shabbona 90288InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Shabbona 90406InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$116.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 112223InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 112224InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 112225InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 112227InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 112226InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim Shabbona 112228InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90638InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 9, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90637InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90644InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90643InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90642InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90645InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90641InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90640InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Dads &Tots Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 90639InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
$47.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Shabbona 90679InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$51.00
Recreational Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 90991InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
$50.00
Recreational Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 90992InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Plus the following dates:
Friday, October 31, 2014 from 12:01am to 1am
$50.00
Recreational Tumbling Team at Shabbona Gymnastics 109137InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$55.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91663InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Plus the following dates:
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 12:01am to 12:45am
$47.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 91079InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 91077InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13FemaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 91078InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13MaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 91282InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$7.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 112230InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$35.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 91397InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim- Level II at Shabbona 112208InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim- Level II at Shabbona 112209InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim- Level II at Shabbona 112210InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim- Level II at Shabbona 112211InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim- Level II at Shabbona 112212InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim- Level III at Shabbona 112213InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tot Spot at Shabbona 91584OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 2CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$10.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91661InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91548InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91662InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91660InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91659InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91658InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91656InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91657InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91655InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 91654InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
$47.00
Volleyball at Shabbona 91704InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$20.00
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 91743InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking16 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
Free
Woodcraft at Shabbona 91763InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
Free
Woodcraft at Shabbona 91767InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 91764InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$19.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 91765InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 10CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$40.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 91766InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$40.00
Woodcraft for Veterans at Shabbona 111388InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Free

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Description

The park currently has several renovation projects happening.  We recommend that you call the park for facility availablity

Located in the Dunning community(the eastern border is two blocks east of Oak Park Avenue, and the northern border abuts Addison Street), Shabbona Park sits on approximately 18.5 acres of land.

The fieldhouse is equipped with an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, gymnasium, gymnastics center, woodcraft room, and clubroom available for rental. Outside, there are four baseball fields, a softball field, a combination football-soccer field, five tennis courts, two horseshoe pits, a playground and spray pool, as well as a nearly one-mile walking trail available for cross-country skiing.

For recreation, patrons can enjoy working out at the fitness center, as well as such sports as badminton, basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, seasonal sports, softball, and volleyball.In the summer, youth can attend the popular and affordable six-week day camp. Tots and preschoolers can increase their socialization skills in programs such as Fun & Games, Preschool, Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Twinkle Star Gymnastics, and, of course, several aquatics programs.

Shabbona park is also noted for its special recreation programs & facilities for people with disabilities—including training for Special Olympics.

In addition to seasonal programs, Shabbona Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as a Halloween Party, Build Your Own Chocolate Holiday House, and an outdoor Movie in the Park.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 6935 W. Addison St. 5
Concessions 0
Concessions 0
Fieldhouse 6935 W. Addison St. 0
Fitness Centers 6935 W. Addison St. 1 Currently under construction. Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 6935 W. Addison St. 1
Gymnasiums 6935 W. Addison St. 1
Gymnastics Centers 6935 W. Addison St. 1
Horseshoe Pits 6935 W. Addison St. 2
Meeting/Event Space 6935 W. Addison St. 4
Playgrounds 6935 W. Addison St. 1
Swimming Pools 6935 W. Addison St. 0 Currently closed during renovation.
Water Spray Features 6935 W. Addison St. 1
Woodshops 6935 W. Addison St. 1
Shabbona Park is among the four parks established by the Old Portage Park District, one of 22 independent park commissions consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Created in 1912, the Old Portage Park District aimed to improve property values and provide substantial recreational facilities for the middle class Portage Park community. Nearby Portage Park, begun in 1913, met with such success, that residents of the adjacent Dunning neighborhood sought to expand the district's borders into their community. This annexation was completed in 1925 and, early the following year, the Old Portage Park District began acquiring an 18.7-acre property identified by the Dunning Park Improvement Association. Before long, the new park had winding walkways, spacious lawns, flower beds, and a sunken garden, as well as baseball and football fields and a large playground. In 1928, the park district built a Georgian-style brick fieldhouse with a 300-seat assembly hall, a kitchen, and various club, game, and shower rooms. The structure is identical to the Chopin and Wilson Park fieldhouses. After Shabbona Park's 1934 transfer to the Chicago Park District, the unified agency installed softball fields and a new baseball diamond. By 1946, the park district had developed plans for gymnasium and swimming pool additions to the heavily-used fieldhouse. However, the gymnasium was not constructed until 1959, and a natatorium came slightly more than a decade after that. During the 1990s, the park district rehabilitated many of Shabbona Park's major features. Shabbona Park takes its name from the Potawatomi chief Shabbona (ca. 1775-1859). Shabbona and his people continued to live in northeastern Illinois well after the establishment of Chicago's Fort Dearborn in 1803. In the early 1830s, Shabbona warned white settlers of the Sac chief Black Hawk's intentions to take back his ancestral lands in western Illinois. Though Shabbona's warnings saved many lives, his people were nevertheless removed to a reservation west of the Mississippi in 1837. The people of Ottawa, Illinois warmly welcomed Shabbona when he returned in 1854. Shabbona died there five years later.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.