Chicago Park District
Donovan Fieldhouse

Donovan Fieldhouse

Donovan Playground Park

Donovan Playground Park

3620 S.Lituanica Ave. Chicago IL 60609

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm; Fieldhouse: M,W 9am - 5:30pm

F 9am 7pm, 11am-5:30pm,T,Th Sa-Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Tricia Boruta

(312) 747-6111



Donovan (George) is located in the Bridgeport Community, Donovan Park totals 2.68 acres and features a small field house. Outdoors, the park offers baseball fields, athletic field, playground, basketball courts and an inter-active water spray facility. While the park is busy during the summer with baseball leagues and day camp, year round programs and special events are also offered including pre-school, dodge ball and a variety of youth sports and adult fitness.  

Adults participate in a range of activities, including yoga, conditioning, pilates and Chicago’s famous 16” softball . Parents gather at Donovan Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots as well.


Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Monday, March 3.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Monday, April 14.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us!  



Baseball Field 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 1
Picnic Groves 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 1
Playgrounds 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 1 Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013
Volleyball Courts- Outdoor 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 1
Water Spray Features 3620 S. Lituanica Ave. 1
Donovan Park is one of three Chicago parks named in honor of a group of firemen who perished in a disastrous fire on March 1, 1957. Engine 29 Captain George L. Donovan (1916--1957), along with fellow firefighters Howard J. Strohacker (1909--1957) and Sylvester L. Pietrowski (1920--1957), perished when the factory of the Lawrence Corporation, a shortening manufacturer, exploded, burying the three in tons of debris. An old friend and neighbor of Mayor Richard J. Daley, Donovan lived just three blocks east of the Bridgeport park now bearing his name. Initially known as Sangamon Park, this playlot was established by the City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation on Board of Education property just two years before Donovan's death. In 1959, the city turned over management of the park to the Chicago Park District. By the time the park district assumed full ownership in 1991, the park included a playground, a small recreational building, and various ball fields and courts. Shortly thereafter, the district rehabilitated the Donovan Park playground as part of its soft surface playground program.

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Contact Name:  Kimberly Lazo

Title:  President


Meeting Information:  2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00p.m. 



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