Located in the South Calumet community, Owens (Jesse) Park totals 17.23 acres. A newly constructed field house was built in 2009 and features a gymnasium, fitness center, and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of our facility include a G.O. friendly building, nature garden surrounding the park, a rooftop garden and solar panels on the roof. Outside, the park offers four ball diamonds, a multi-purpose field, tennis courts, an Olympic–themed playground, and 5 picnic groves. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields and multi-purpose rooms.
Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Special Recreation, arts & crafts, and youth and adult fitness classes. During the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.
In addition to programs, Jesse Owens Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.