Shabbona Park

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

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

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Shabbona Baseball

Shabbona Baseball

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Park - Lucky Dawgs

Shabbona Park - Lucky Dawgs

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours:

Phone: (773)816-4760

Shabbona Park - Velinda Hernandez (cart)

Shabbona Park - Velinda Hernandez (cart)

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours:

Phone: (773)816-4760

Shabbona Fieldhouse

Shabbona Fieldhouse

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Shabbona Fitness Center

Shabbona Fitness Center

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Shabbona Football/Soccer

Shabbona Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Gymnasium

Shabbona Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Gymnastic Center

Shabbona Gymnastic Center

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Horseshoe

Shabbona Horseshoe

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Clubroom

Shabbona Clubroom

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Playground

Shabbona Playground

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Notes: Renovated Summer 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Shabbona Park Pool

Shabbona Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

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Phone: (773)685-6387

Shabbona Spray Pool

Shabbona Spray Pool

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Woodcraft Room

Shabbona Woodcraft Room

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. 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.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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
Adult Swim at Shabbona 117399OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/15 12:00From June 15, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 115967InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/17 19:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Cardio Conditioning at Shabbona 117685InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 00:15From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Cardio Conditioning at Shabbona 117686InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 00:15From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 116164CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$257.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 116163CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$257.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 116165CampsCamps - General Interest17 and upCoed2015/06/22 19:30From June 22, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$257.00
Day Camp at Shabbona 116245CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$340.00
Family Swim at Shabbona 131494OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/20 17:30From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Shabbona 116510OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/20 19:45From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 116544InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 116545InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 23:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Golf (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 116576InstructionSports - Golf18 and upCoed2015/08/04 21:00From August 4, 2015 to September 8, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Lap Swim at Shabbona 131493OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/16 01:00From June 15, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Shabbona 116759CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 116873InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 19:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 116875InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 20:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 116877InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 20:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 116874InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 19:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 116876InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 20:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 116878InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/19 19:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 116879InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 147904OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/10 18:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Shabbona 131492OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 116913InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/06/29 14:15From June 29, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 116915InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/06/30 22:30From June 30, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 132441InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/07/02 22:30From July 2, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 116914InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/07/03 14:15From July 3, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 117470OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/15 19:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Shabbona 131224OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 12:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 7am to 9am
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Shabbona 132279OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/10 14:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11am
Each Friday from 9am to 11am
$0
POST Family Swim at Shabbona 131225OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/29 19:45From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Shabbona 132277OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 18:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 131230OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/24 19:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
POST Senior Swim at Shabbona 131229OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/08/26 19:00From August 26, 2015 to September 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Shabbona 131228OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/28 19:00From August 28, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Shabbona 131226OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 21:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
POST Youth Swim at Shabbona 147903OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 132444InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/30 20:15From June 30, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$33.00
Recreational Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 132445InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/07/02 20:15From July 2, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$33.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 132446InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/07/01 22:30From July 1, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 117719InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 22:00From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tumbling Team at Shabbona Gymnastics 132443InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/07/01 20:15From July 1, 2015 to August 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
$42.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 117825InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:15From June 29, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 117827InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/30 21:30From June 30, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 117829InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/07/02 21:30From July 2, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 117826InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/07/03 15:15From July 3, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Youth Swim at Shabbona 116880OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 21:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Youth Swim at Shabbona 117412OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0

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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.

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.