Indian Road Park

  • 6010 W. Matson Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60646 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jennifer Printzlau
  • Park Phone: (773) 631-3761

Indian Road Park is located in the Norwood Park community, just south of Devon Avenue between Central and Narragansett Avenues.

With an ADA accessible playground and water spray feature, Indian Road Park attracts a number of young residents. Early childhood programming includes:preschool, playgroup, arts& crafts, story-time, and other crafts classes. This Fall, a Pre-Teen Club as well as kids' fitness classes will be offered at the park. Weeknights--during the Spring and Fall--the field is reserved for adult 16” softball leagues.

History

Indian Road Park was established in 1948 on Board of Education-owned property in the rapidly growing Norwood Park community. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box, playground equipment, and a baseball diamond. Following its general practice at the time, the bureau named the park for adjacent Indian Road. Indian Road runs along the edge of what was once the reservation of Billy Caldwell (1780-1841), a Potowatomi chief and notable early Chicagoan. Caldwell, born of an Irish father and a Wyandot mother, was also known as Sauganash, meaning "the Englishman." The Chicago Park District began to manage Indian Road Park in 1959. By the early 1960s, the park had a brick recreation building, additional playground equipment, a reconditioned athletic field, and new plantings. Having added a spray pool and basketball court in 1966, the park district built a soft surface playground in 1988. The Board of Education transferred ownership of the property to the park district in 1991.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Indian Road Diamond Softball

Indian Road Diamond Softball

Location Notes: 6010 W. Matson Ave.

Indian Road Basketball Court

Indian Road Basketball Court

Location Notes: 6010 W. Matson Ave.

Notes: Available M-F, 9am-5pm

Indian Road Fieldhouse

Indian Road Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6010 W. Matson Ave.

Hours: ,

Indian Road Playground

Indian Road PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Indian Road Spray Pool

Indian Road Spray Pool

Location Notes: 6010 W. Matson Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 11, 2017.

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
Art & ABCs at Indian Road 202217InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 19:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$13.00
Dino Diggers at Indian Road 202734InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 19:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Fun and Games at Indian Road 202983InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 19:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 203230InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
$120.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 203229InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$99.00
Storytime & Crafts at Indian Road 202810InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 14:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$18.00
Young Scientist at Indian Road 223910InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 11, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$25.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Indian Road 208971InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2018 to March 20, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$14.00
Dino Diggers at Indian Road 209464InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 209908InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
$122.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 209907InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than Coed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$101.00
Science of Superheroes at Indian Road 225926InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Storytime & Crafts at Indian Road 210760InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2018/01/08 15:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$18.00
Tot Spot at Indian Road 211046OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2018/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$24.00
Young Scientist at Indian Road 226908InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$25.00

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Indian Road Park is located in the Norwood Park community, just south of Devon Avenue between Central and Narragansett Avenues.

With an ADA accessible playground and water spray feature, Indian Road Park attracts a number of young residents. Early childhood programming includes:preschool, playgroup, arts& crafts, story-time, and other crafts classes. This Fall, a Pre-Teen Club as well as kids' fitness classes will be offered at the park. Weeknights--during the Spring and Fall--the field is reserved for adult 16” softball leagues.

Indian Road Park was established in 1948 on Board of Education-owned property in the rapidly growing Norwood Park community. By 1950, the city's Bureau of Parks and Recreation had improved the site with a sand box, playground equipment, and a baseball diamond. Following its general practice at the time, the bureau named the park for adjacent Indian Road. Indian Road runs along the edge of what was once the reservation of Billy Caldwell (1780-1841), a Potowatomi chief and notable early Chicagoan. Caldwell, born of an Irish father and a Wyandot mother, was also known as Sauganash, meaning "the Englishman." The Chicago Park District began to manage Indian Road Park in 1959. By the early 1960s, the park had a brick recreation building, additional playground equipment, a reconditioned athletic field, and new plantings. Having added a spray pool and basketball court in 1966, the park district built a soft surface playground in 1988. The Board of Education transferred ownership of the property to the park district in 1991.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.