Chicago Park District
Shabbona Park Special Rec Girls Basketball Team enjoy Sky Clinic
 
Congrats to Francisco Alcantar - Shabbona Park Junior Citizen!

Congrats to Francisco Alcantar - Shabbona Park Junior Citizen!

 
Shabbona Park athletes at Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

Athletes at Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

 
Check out our kids woodshop classes at Shabbona Park.

Check out our kids woodshop classes at Shabbona Park.

 
Check out the Gymnastic Center at Shabbona Park.

Check out the Gymnastic Center at Shabbona Park.

 
Stop by and join a game of basketball at Shabbona Park.

Stop by and join a game of basketball at Shabbona Park.

 

Shabbona Park

6935 W. Addison St. Chicago IL 60634

Hours: +6AM - 11PM

Fieldhouse: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm; Sa 9am-5pm; Su closed

Park Supervisor:
Laura LeVitus

(773) 685-6205

 
 
 

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 with sandbox and spray pool, as well as a nearly one-mile walking trail available for cross-country skiing.

For recreation, a large variety of aquatic programming is offered at the indoor swimming pool. Additionally, the 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.

On the cultural side, the park offers arts & crafts, Crazy Crafter’s Club, and woodcraft. 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.

Please note: The fitness center is currently under construction.  We invite you to check out the fitness center at Hiawatha Park.

SHABBONA PARK AND SHABBONA PARK GYMNASTIC CENTER

Gymnastic Center - (773) 685-4260

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Monday, February 24 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Monday, April 7 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18. 

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 6935 W. Addison St. 5
Fieldhouse 6935 W. Addison St. 0
Fitness Centers 6935 W. Addison St. 1 Currently under construction. Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 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 - Indoor 6935 W. Addison St. 0 Pool Closed for Maintenance. Accessibility feature: Lift
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.

Contact: Kimberly Kanasky

Contact Title: Secretary

Email: kimkanasky@yahoo.com

Meeting Date/Time: 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

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

 

 

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