Shabbona Park

  • 6935 W. Addison St.   Chicago, Illinois 60634 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Shabbona Park - Velinda Hernandez (cart)

Shabbona Park - Velinda Hernandez (cart)

Location: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours:

Phone: (773) 816-4760

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Shabbona Fieldhouse

Shabbona Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours: , ,

Shabbona Football/Soccer

Shabbona Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Descriptors: Grass

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2013, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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.

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  
 
All other programs:
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

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics fall session 1 programs run the week of August 28 through the week of October 16.  Click on the program name links below to view programs online & create your wish list.   Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, August 8 at 9 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, August 12, if spots are still available*.
View fall session 2 dates.
 
All other 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 programs online & create your wish list.   Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Monday, August 7 at 9 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, August 12.
 
*Note:  Since gymnastics centers do 100% online registration, in-person registration is only available if all of the program slots don't fill online before the first day of in-person registration.  Check the program online to see if spots are still available.

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 193813OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 12:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 193840InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/21 19:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Swim at Shabbona 194243OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Shabbona 194362OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/20 01:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194510InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194512InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194514InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 20:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194511InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 19:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194513InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194515InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/23 19:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194516InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194517InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 194575OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 194602OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/19 19:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Special Recreation Sports Camp at Shabbona 224515CampsCamps - SportsAt least 18 but less than 66Coed2017/08/15 21:00From August 15, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 194860InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
$35.00
Youth Swim at Shabbona 195085OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Shabbona 202150OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 12:00From September 11, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 202185InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 16:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 224240InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 202186InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 224241InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 202187InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 224242InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 202189InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 202188InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 224243InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 202565InstructionSports - Bowling18 and upCoed2017/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$10.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Shabbona 202683InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Shabbona 202826OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 202830InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 202829InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Fun and Games at Shabbona 203006InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$65.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 223579InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$47.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 223578InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/02 18:15From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$47.00
Indoor Soccer at Shabbona 203138InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Lap Swim at Shabbona 203289OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 203379InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 203380InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 203384InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 203381InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 203383InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 203382InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 224245InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Shabbona 203503InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 14:00From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$27.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 203549OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/11 15:15From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10:15am to 12:15pm
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11:15am
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222814InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/01 14:00From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$43.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222813InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/02 14:15From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$43.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222812InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/02 15:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$43.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 203605OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222868InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 16:45From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$43.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222856InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/02 17:15From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$43.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 224175InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Special Olympics Gymnastics at Shabbona 204161InstructionGymnastics - Recreational18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Special Olympics Ice Skating at Shabbona 204162InstructionSports - Skating18 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 204181InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
$20.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 204180InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 204178InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2017/09/12 19:30From September 12, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 204179InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2017/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 204177InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 12Coed2017/09/16 15:30From September 16, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Swimming at Shabbona 204189InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Special Olympics Swimming at Shabbona 204190InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Swimming at Shabbona 224244InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Special Olympics Tennis at Shabbona 204191InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoed2017/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Special Recreation Sports Camp at Shabbona 204195CampsCamps - Sports18 and upCoed2017/08/15 21:00From August 15, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$10.00
Sport Art & Dart at Shabbona 224174InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:45From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 10:45am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:45am to Noon
$75.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 204290InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Shabbona 203262InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$75.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 204423InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 14:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 204424InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 14:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 204425InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 204426InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 23:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 204427InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Shabbona 204435InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tot Spot at Shabbona 204499OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 2Coed2017/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$13.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 222883InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/08/30 22:00From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$47.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 222882InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/08/30 23:15From August 30, 2017 to October 18, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222989InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/29 17:15From August 29, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222990InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/31 17:45From August 31, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 223577InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 15:00From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222988InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/01 16:00From September 1, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$43.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 222987InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/02 16:00From September 2, 2017 to October 21, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$43.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 223580InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/08/29 21:00From August 29, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$68.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 223034InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 22:30From August 29, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$68.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 223581InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/08/30 00:00From August 29, 2017 to October 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$68.00
Winter Break Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 204664CampsCamps - General Interest18 and upCoed2017/12/05 21:00From December 5, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 8pm
$10.00
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 204694InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Woodcraft at Shabbona 204711InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Woodcraft at Shabbona 204714InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$34.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 204712InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$44.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 204713InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$44.00
Youth Swim at Shabbona 204800OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$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.

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