Shabbona Park

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

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 Park Pool

Shabbona Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 6935 W. Addison St.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (773)685-6387

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

6/12-17 and 8/28-9/10 | Shabbona Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/7/2017 - 9/10/2017

6/19-24 | Shabbona Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/7/2017 - 6/24/2017

6/26-8/5 | Shabbona Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/7/2017 - 8/6/2017

8/7-8/26 | Shabbona Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/7/2017 - 8/26/2017

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

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics Session I programs run the week of March 6 through the week of April 17.
Gymnastics Session II programs run the week of May 1 through the week of June 12. 
 
All other programs:
Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5. 

 

Summer Programs

Gymnastics Programs:
Gymnastics programs run the week of June 26 through the week of August 7.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning Tuesday, May 30.  Registration dates for these programs are:
Online registration begins Tuesday, June 13 at 9:00 am.
In-person registration begins Saturday, June 17, if spots are still available*.
 
All other programs:
The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.   Register now,  see program list below. 
 
 
*Note:  Since gymnastics centers do 100% online registration, in-person registration is only available if all of the program slots don't fill online before the first day of in-person registration.  Check the program online to see if spots are still available.

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 193813OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 12:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Shabbona 193840InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/21 19:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Shabbona 194037CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$275.00
Day Camp at Shabbona 194120CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$375.00
Extended Camp at Shabbona 194214CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$182.00
Family Swim at Shabbona 194243OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
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 2:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 201978InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/06/27 23:15From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$29.00
Gymnastics Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 199897InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/06/28 21:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$35.00
Lap Swim at Shabbona 194362OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/20 01:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Shabbona 194404CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$0
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194510InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194512InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194514InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 20:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194511InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 19:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194513InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194515InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/23 19:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194516InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Shabbona 194517InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Open Swim at Shabbona 194575OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 201977InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/27 16:15From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 199821InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/27 22:30From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$27.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 199820InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/06/30 14:15From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$32.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Shabbona 194602OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/19 19:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Rising Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 199822InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 22:30From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$32.00
Special Recreation Sports Camp at Shabbona 194039CampsCamps - Sports17 and upCoed2017/06/26 20:30From June 26, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm
$197.00
Sports Mentoring Camp at Steinmetz HS 221019CampsCamps - SportsAt least 12 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 17:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Shabbona 194860InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
$35.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 201979InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/28 22:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Tumbling Lev. 1 - 2 at Shabbona Gymnastics 199855InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/29 23:15From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$35.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 199896InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 20:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 199894InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 16:15From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 199895InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/30 15:15From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 10:15am to 11am
$32.00
Twinkle Stars Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 199842InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/30 16:15From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$32.00
USAG Pre Team Gymnastics at Shabbona Gymnastics 201982InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 5 but less than 9Female2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$59.00
USAG Team Tumbling at Shabbona Gymnastics 199919InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/06/27 20:30From June 27, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$59.00
Youth Swim at Shabbona 195085OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$0

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Description

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.