Shabbona Park

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

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours: , ,

Shabbona Fitness Center

Shabbona Fitness Center

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours: ,

Notes: Sign up for a membership

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 Spray Pool

Shabbona Spray Pool

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Shabbona Woodcraft Room

Shabbona Woodcraft Room

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Events

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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
CPD Swim Club at Shabbona 112244InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/02 21:30From September 2, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$75.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 112230InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:30From 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 17Coed2014/09/15 21:30From 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Shabbona 114440OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2014/12/08 13:00From December 8, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 113614InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 17:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 113616InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 17:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 113617InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 113619InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 113618InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Shabbona 96032OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Basketball League (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 97928Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAnyCoed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 9pm
$7.00
Bitty Basketball at Shabbona 96217InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$35.00
Boot Camp at Shabbona 98411InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 13:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 8am
$15.00
Boot Camp at Shabbona 98412InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 13:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 8am
$15.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 96223InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 18 but less than 70Coed2015/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$7.00
CPD Swim Club at Shabbona 113526InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:32pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:32pm
$75.00
Dodgeball at Shabbona 96412InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Family Swim (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 96450OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Family Swim at Shabbona 115751OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2014/12/13 20:15From December 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 96530InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 14:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 96531InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 14:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Shabbona 96567InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$15.00
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 96588InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 18 but less than 70Coed2015/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 8pm
$7.00
Kiddie College at Shabbona 96934InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$175.00
Lap Swim at Shabbona 115747OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2014/12/08 20:00From December 8, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Monday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Shabbona 96964InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 113623InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 113625InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 113639InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 113626InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 113628InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 113636InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 113637InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Shabbona 96816InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Shabbona 97192InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2015/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$51.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 115748OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2014/12/08 17:15From December 8, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Monday from 10:15am to 11:15am
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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 Gym 97148InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gym 97147InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gym 97152InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/07 22:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gym 97155InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gym 97151InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$47.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gym 97150InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/10 15:15From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
$42.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gym 97149InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
$42.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 114427OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2014/12/08 15:00From December 8, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 97619InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$50.00
Recreational Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 97618InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$50.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98262InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 21:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$47.00
Scout Woodshop Workshop at Shabbona 113161InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking8 and upCoed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 97707InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 97705InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 97706InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Senior Swim at Shabbona 114432OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2014/12/09 17:15From December 9, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 97929InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 18 but less than 70Coed2015/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 97927InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 18 but less than 70Coed2015/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$7.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 97926InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 18 but less than 70Coed2015/01/10 14:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 8am to 4pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 98030InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 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 98029InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 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
Teen Club at Shabbona 113162OpenSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:15pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 113610InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 113611InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 113612InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 00:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 113613InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tot Spot at Shabbona 98190OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 2Coed2015/01/06 15:15From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$20.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98261InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98253InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 112977InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 22:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98260InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98259InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98258InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, February 12, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98256InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98257InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 13, 2015
$47.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 98255InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
$42.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 115887InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 21:15From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$42.00
Volleyball at Shabbona 98304InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Volleyball at Shabbona 98303InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 98357InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Woodcraft at Shabbona 98361InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 98358InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$19.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 98359InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$40.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 98360InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$40.00
Youth Swim at Shabbona 114437OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/12/09 21:30From December 9, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0

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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.

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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