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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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 169305InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$13.00
Arts & Crafts at Indian Road 169345InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Dino Diggers at Indian Road 186970InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
$16.00
Fun and Games at Indian Road 170011InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 170296InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
$116.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 170295InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$96.00
Little Artists at Indian Road 170467InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$18.00
Storytime & Crafts at Indian Road 186982InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$16.00
Teen Leadership Club at Indian Road 186986InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Indian Road 186969InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$16.00
Tot Spot at Indian Road 171426OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 15:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday 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.