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.

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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
Click on the program name links below to register now.

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 122330InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Arts & Crafts at Indian Road 122370InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$26.00
Fun and Games at Indian Road 123101InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$11.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 123379InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
$112.00
Kiddie College at Indian Road 123378InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$92.00
Little Artists at Indian Road 123556InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Sports Conditioning at Indian Road 147922InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Sports Conditioning at Indian Road 147921InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 15Female2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Tone Stretch Balance at Indian Road 148626InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Tot Spot at Indian Road 124643OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/18 14:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$21.00
Winter Break Camp at Indian Road 124822CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/12/07 15:30From December 7, 2015 to December 10, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$21.00
Winter Break Camp at Indian Road 124823CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/12/14 15:30From December 14, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$21.00

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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.