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

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.

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Shabbona Fitness Center

Shabbona Fitness Center

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.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

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.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
16" Softball at Shabbona 102350InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/04/01 20:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$11.00
Adult Swim at Shabbona 131330OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 12:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 131332InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 16:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 131333InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/01 16:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 131334InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 16:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 131384InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$22.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 131335InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/03 16:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 102474InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 102475InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Shabbona 130214OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Shabbona 102668OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 102787InstructionSports - BowlingAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$8.00
CPD Swim Club at Shabbona 130569InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$75.00
Dodgeball at Shabbona 102957InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Family Swim at Shabbona 131339OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/04/03 23:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 104763InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 12:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 8am
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 103027InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 13:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 104764InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 12:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 8am
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 103028InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 13:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
$16.00
Kiddie College at Shabbona 103348InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$179.00
Lap Swim at Shabbona 131341OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:15pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 131344InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 131345InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 131350InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/01 23:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 131346InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 131591InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 131348InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 131349InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Shabbona 103624InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$52.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 131352OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/30 15:15From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10:15am to 12:15pm
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 Gymnastics 103551InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
$50.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 103550InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$50.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 103548InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/01 21:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$50.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 103552InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, June 4, 2015
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 103553InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 15, 2015
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 103554InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/04 14:15From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$45.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 103555InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$45.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 131354OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/03/30 14:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 103927InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 20:45From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 15, 2015
$50.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 122119InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 20:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, June 4, 2015
$45.00
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 103945InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 17:45From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 104012InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 104011InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona Cancelled104010InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Male2015/03/31 20:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Shabbona Cancelled130597InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Cubs Care Softball at Shabbona 104240InstructionSports - SoftballAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 102886InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2015/03/30 19:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 102887InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2015/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 102888InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2015/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 104250InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/04 13:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 8am to 3pm
$0
T-Ball at Shabbona 103056InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$11.00
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 131358InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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 104376InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 131359InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 14:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 131360InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 14:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 131361InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 23:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 131362InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tot Spot at Shabbona 104541OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 2y 7m Coed2015/04/02 14:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$21.00
Tumbling Team at Shabbona Gymnastics 103932InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$71.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104622InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
$50.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104621InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$50.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104624InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 18:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$50.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104625InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 20:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$50.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104626InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, June 4, 2015
$45.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104628InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 15, 2015
$45.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104629InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 15, 2015
$45.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104630InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$45.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 104631InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 18:45From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
$45.00
Volleyball - Open at Shabbona Cancelled130596OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 104699InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Woodcraft at Shabbona 104720InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Woodcraft at Shabbona 104719InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 104717InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 104718InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$41.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 104721InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$41.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 104252InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 8 but less than 60Coed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Shabbona 131364OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 3:30pm 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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