Lowe Playground Park

  • 5203 S. Lowe Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60609 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Branden Hicks
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6445

Located in the New City community, Lowe Park totals 3.90 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a playground, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts and multi-purpose fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our ball fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, Inner City Flag Football, Inner City Baseball, Inner City Hoops, and RBI Baseball. The Park Kids after school program is offered throughout the school year. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include dance and sports camp.

In addition to programs, Lowe Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

History

Lowe Park is one of many new parks created by the City of Chicago after World War II to serve neighborhoods like New City. Soon after the city purchased a four-acre park site in 1950, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation improved the property with playground equipment; a spray pool; a small brick recreation building; basketball and volleyball courts; and an athletic field intended for football, softball, and baseball. Following its general practice, the bureau named the park for adjacent Lowe Avenue. The street name honors Samuel J. Lowe, one of the city's first constables, as well as an early justice of the peace. Lowe also served as Cook County Sheriff for two terms beginning in 1842. In 1959, the city transferred Lowe Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. In 1978, at the request of a neighborhood civic group, the New City Members, the park district planted new trees at the site. In 1992, Lowe Park was further improved with a new soft surface playground area.

Parking/Directions

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

Lowe Diamond

Lowe Diamond

Location Notes: 5203 S. Lowe Ave.

Lowe Basketball

Lowe Basketball

Location Notes: 5203 S. Lowe Ave.

Lowe Fieldhouse

Lowe Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5203 S. Lowe Ave.

Hours: ,

Lowe Athletic Field

Lowe Athletic Field

Location Notes: 5203 S. Lowe Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Lowe Clubhouse 1

Lowe Clubhouse 1

Location Notes: 5203 S. Lowe Ave.

Lowe Park Playground

Lowe Park PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Lowe Volleyball

Lowe Volleyball

Location Notes: 5203 S. Lowe Ave.

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
Drop-in at Lowe 165819InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 21:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$7.00
Flag Football at Lowe 165939InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Lowe 167779InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0

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Located in the New City community, Lowe Park totals 3.90 acres and features a multi-purpose clubroom. Outside, the park offers a playground, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts and multi-purpose fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our ball fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, Inner City Flag Football, Inner City Baseball, Inner City Hoops, and RBI Baseball. The Park Kids after school program is offered throughout the school year. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include dance and sports camp.

In addition to programs, Lowe Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family.

Lowe Park is one of many new parks created by the City of Chicago after World War II to serve neighborhoods like New City. Soon after the city purchased a four-acre park site in 1950, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation improved the property with playground equipment; a spray pool; a small brick recreation building; basketball and volleyball courts; and an athletic field intended for football, softball, and baseball. Following its general practice, the bureau named the park for adjacent Lowe Avenue. The street name honors Samuel J. Lowe, one of the city's first constables, as well as an early justice of the peace. Lowe also served as Cook County Sheriff for two terms beginning in 1842. In 1959, the city transferred Lowe Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. In 1978, at the request of a neighborhood civic group, the New City Members, the park district planted new trees at the site. In 1992, Lowe Park was further improved with a new soft surface playground area.

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