Indian Road Park

  • 6010 W. Matson Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60646 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Mary Faith Flahive
  • 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.

Descriptors: Softball

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

Location Notes: 6010 W. Matson Ave.

Indian Road Spray Pool

Indian Road Spray Pool

Location Notes: 6010 W. Matson Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration is on-going while spots are 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
Art & ABCs at Indian Road 89392InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Arts & Crafts at Indian Road 111186InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/18 20:15From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Fun and Games at Indian Road 90115InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/10 19:00From September 10, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 90377InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
$110.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 90376InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$90.00
Little Artists at Indian Road 90530InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 19:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Indian Road 111181InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/16 20:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Mighty Munchkins at Indian Road Cancelled111179InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Play School at Indian Road Cancelled111178InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
$15.00
Storytime at Indian Road 111185InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/17 14:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$20.00
Teen Leadership Club at Indian Road Cancelled111180InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$20.00
Tot Spot at Indian Road 111177OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 9m but less than Coed2014/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$20.00
Tot Spot at Indian Road 91568OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$20.00

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Description

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.