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

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

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Shabbona 162033OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 12:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
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 162075InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 162076InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 16:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 162077InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 162079InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:45From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 162078InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Shabbona 185056OpenSports - Basketball21 and upMale2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Basketball at Shabbona 185060InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Basketball at Shabbona 185065InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$12.00
Basketball Skills at Shabbona 185054InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Basketball Skills at Shabbona 185063InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 185067InstructionSports - Bowling18 and upCoed2016/09/29 20:00From September 29, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$9.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 162495InstructionSports - Bowling18 and upCoed2016/09/29 20:00From September 29, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$9.00
Daily Living Skills (Special Rec) at Shabbona 162603InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-Help18 and upCoed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Dodgeball at Shabbona 185061InstructionSports - Dodgeball5 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$23.00
Dodgeball at Shabbona 185062InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Family Swim at Shabbona 162730OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 162736InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 162735InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 8pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 162770InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 12:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15am to 8am
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 162773InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 13:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9am
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 162771InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 12:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:15am to 8am
$17.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Shabbona 162772InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 13:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9am
$17.00
Floor Hockey at Shabbona 185064InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Fun and Games at Shabbona 162920InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$62.00
Indoor Soccer at Shabbona 163068InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Kickball at Shabbona 185055InstructionSports - KickballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Shabbona 163193InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$183.00
Lap Swim at Shabbona 163225OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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 7:45pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163334InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/19 21:30From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163333InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/20 00:45From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163327InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163328InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163332InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163329InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163331InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:45From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 163330InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Shabbona 163436InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$26.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 163502OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 12:15pm
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163554InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/30 15:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163559InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/30 22:30From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163553InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/08/31 15:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163558InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/01 15:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163557InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/02 16:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163556InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/03 14:15From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 10am
$41.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163555InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/03 15:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 163565OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 163882InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 17:45From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$41.00
Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 163942InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Shooting Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 184813InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 20:15From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$41.00
Soccer at Shabbona 164608InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Soccer at Shabbona 185058InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 16, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Special Olympics Gymnastics at Shabbona 164196InstructionGymnastics - Recreational18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Special Olympics Ice Skating at Shabbona 164197InstructionSports - Skating18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 164211InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports16 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 185068InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 164209InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 164212InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$15.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 164210InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2016/09/23 19:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 8:30pm
$9.00
Special Olympics Seasonal Sports at Shabbona 164208InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports18 and upCoed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 3pm
$0
Special Olympics Swimming at Shabbona 164220InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:45From September 19, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Special Olympics Swimming at Shabbona 164221InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/23 20:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Tennis at Shabbona 164222InstructionSports - Tennis18 and upCoed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Special Recreation Sports Camp at Shabbona 164225CampsCamps - Sports18 and upCoed2016/08/23 21:00From August 23, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 164310InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
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 164311InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 164443InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/19 15:00From December 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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 Friday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 164438InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 14:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 164439InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 14:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 164440InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 14:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 164441InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 23:45From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Shabbona 164442InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Shabbona 164450InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tot Spot at Shabbona 164511OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 6m but less than 2Coed2016/09/22 14:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$12.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 163858InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/08/31 21:15From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$45.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 163857InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/02 20:45From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$45.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164576InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/30 16:00From August 30, 2016 to October 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164577InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 18:00From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164575InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/08/31 20:30From August 31, 2016 to October 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164574InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/01 16:00From September 1, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164572InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/02 15:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164573InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/02 20:00From September 2, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164571InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 16:00From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$41.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 164570InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/03 18:30From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$41.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 164596InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/30 21:00From August 30, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$64.00
Winter Break Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 164660CampsCamps - General Interest18 and upCoed2016/12/06 21:00From December 6, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 8pm
$0
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 185066InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking6 and upCoed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 164697InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking6 and upCoed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Woodcraft (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 164680InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Woodcraft at Shabbona 164696InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking60 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$0
Woodcraft at Shabbona 164700InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$32.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 164698InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$42.00
Woodcraft at Shabbona 164699InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$42.00
Youth Swim at Shabbona 164782OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 20:45From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 3:45pm 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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