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.

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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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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 154348OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 12:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Monday from 7am to 9am
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 9am
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 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Friday from 7am to 9am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 154373InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 19:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Cardio Conditioning at Shabbona 154529InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:15From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00
Cardio Conditioning at Shabbona 154530InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 00:15From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 154586CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$262.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 154585CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$262.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 159075CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 154587CampsCamps - General Interest17 and upCoed2016/06/27 19:30From June 27, 2016 to August 5, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$262.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 159076CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/07/06 00:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$0
Day Camp at Shabbona 154667CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$357.00
Extended Camp at Shabbona 159074CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$173.50
Family Swim at Shabbona 154788OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/25 17:30From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 154821InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$22.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 154822InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Lap Swim at Shabbona 154932OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:45From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Shabbona 154968CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/06/27 14:00From June 27, 2016 to August 5, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 155068InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 19:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 155070InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 20:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 155072InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 155069InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 19:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 155071InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 155073InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 19:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 155074InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 20:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 185049InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/23 15:00From July 23, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 155139OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155160InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/07/11 14:15From July 11, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155162InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/07/05 22:30From July 5, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155163InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/07/07 22:30From July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155161InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/07/08 14:15From July 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 155175OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155512InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 22:00From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 155680InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$28.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 155499InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/07 23:30From July 7, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$33.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155801InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/11 15:15From July 11, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155803InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 20:00From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155804InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 21:00From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$30.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 155802InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/08 15:15From July 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$30.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 155776InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/07/05 20:30From July 5, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$42.00
Youth Swim at Shabbona 155897OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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 2:45am to 4:45am
$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.