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.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer 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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
16" Softball League at Indian Road 177754Team_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 16 but less than 21Male2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
$132.00
16" Softball League at Indian Road 177755Team_LeagueSports - Softball55 and upMale2017/05/23 23:30From May 23, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
$132.00
16" Softball League at Indian Road 177756Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemale2017/05/24 23:30From May 24, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
$265.00
16" Softball League at Indian Road 177757Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/25 23:30From May 25, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
$265.00
Art & ABCs at Indian Road 176339InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2017 to May 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$14.00
Fun and Games at Indian Road 177044InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 19:30From April 5, 2017 to May 31, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$14.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 176476InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
$117.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 176475InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$97.00
Little Artists at Indian Road 176066InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 19:30From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$14.00
Storytime & Crafts at Indian Road 176100InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/03 14:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$24.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Indian Road 193788InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/10 16:00From April 10, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$14.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Indian Road 193789InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/19 16:00From April 19, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$14.00
Tot Spot at Indian Road 176344OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/07 14:30From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$24.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Indian Road 193853InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/06/28 18:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$27.00
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Indian Road 200013InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 22:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$5.00
Play Camp at Indian Road 194655CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 14:30From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$130.00
Play Camp at Indian Road 194656CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/06/27 14:45From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9:45am to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 9:45am to 12:45pm
$130.00
Sports Camp at Indian Road 194793CampsCamps - SportsAt least 5 but less than 11Coed2017/06/27 18:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$22.00
Teen Leadership Club at Indian Road 194884InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/07/05 14:30From July 5, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$27.00
Toddler Camp at Indian Road 194955CampsCamps - General InterestAt least but less than 3Coed2017/08/07 14:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$22.00
Tot Spot at Indian Road 199063OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/06/19 14:30From June 19, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
$23.00

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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.