Piotrowski Park

  • 4247 W. 31st St.   Chicago, Illinois 60623 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Andrew Del Rivero
  • Park Phone: (312) 745-4801

Located in the South Lawndale community in what is generally referred to as Little Village, Piotrowski Park Cultural Center totals 22.93 acres and features a convertible domed pool for year round use, a gymnasium, fitness center and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, athletic fields for soccer or football, playground, tennis courts and a new skate park.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers usually refer to the location as the park across the street from Home Run Inn Pizza, patrons can play seasonal sports, picnic or play tennis or skate at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. A therapeutic recreation specialty camp is offered in the summer as well.

In addition to programs, Piotrowski Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as concerts, Movies in the Park and holiday events.

History

In 1946, the Chicago Park District began developing a sizable new park for the South Lawndale community as part of its Ten-Year Plan to increase recreational opportunities after World War II. By 1949, seven temporary ball diamonds filled the large tract of land. During the next few years, the park district made permanent improvements, including a playground, a comfort station, and a field house. A large outdoor swimming pool was constructed south of the fieldhouse in 1984. In recent years, the park district added a new soft surface playground. Originally known as Lawndale Park for the surrounding community, the site was renamed in 1974 to honor Lillian Piotrowski, a life-long neighborhood resident. Piotrowski devoted much of her life to politics and public service, and served as a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners at the time of her death.

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Piotrowski Baseball Fields

Piotrowski Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Basketball 2

Piotrowski Basketball 2

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Park Community Garden

Piotrowski Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Notes: Community Garden

Piotrowski Park Cultural Center

Piotrowski Park Cultural Center

Location: 4247 W. 31st

Piotrowski Fieldhouse

Piotrowski Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Hours: , ,

Piotrowski Fitness Center

Piotrowski Fitness CenterAccessible

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Notes:

M-F 9am-9:45pm

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Piotrowski Football/Soccer Fields

Piotrowski Football/Soccer Fields

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Descriptors: Grass

Piotrowski Gymnasium

Piotrowski Gymnasium

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Clubrooms

Piotrowski Clubrooms

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Playground

Piotrowski PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Piotrowski Skate Park

Piotrowski Skate Park

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Tennis Court

Piotrowski Tennis Court

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Volleyball

Piotrowski Volleyball

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Water Play Area

Piotrowski Water Play Area

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Spray Pool

Piotrowski Spray Pool

Location Notes: 4247 W. 31st St.

Events

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Soccer League at Piotrowski 154051Team_LeagueSports - Soccer18 and upMale2016/05/01 14:00From May 1, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 4pm
$100.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts XIII Camp at Piotrowski 154384CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$124.00
Basketball - 3 on 3 League at Piotrowski 159769Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/06/22 00:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Piotrowski 159773OpenSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/07/03 16:00From July 3, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to 2pm
$10.00
Basketball - Teen League at Piotrowski 159772Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball League at Piotrowski 159770Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemale2016/06/24 00:00From June 23, 2016 to September 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$180.00
Day Camp (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 154583CampsCamps - General Interest8 and upCoed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$150.00
Day Camp at Piotrowski 154657CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$252.00
Early Bird Camp at Piotrowski 154714CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$42.00
Extended Camp at Piotrowski 154752CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$42.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Piotrowski 154815InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$14.00
Karate at Piotrowski 159167InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 14:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 11am
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$12.00
Karate at Piotrowski 154903InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 14:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 11am
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$12.00
Leadership Camp at Piotrowski 159768CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 155049InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 155053InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/26 22:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 159348InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 155050InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 159349InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 155051InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/23 21:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 159350InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 21:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 155048InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 21:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 155052InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 22:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Piotrowski 155134OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3:45pm
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:45pm
$0
Play Camp at Piotrowski 155244CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 1pm
Each Friday from 9am to 1pm
$84.00
Senior Citizens Club at Piotrowski 159168OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Sports Camp at Piotrowski 155629CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$72.00
TEAM Sports at Piotrowski 155675InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Camp at Piotrowski 155686CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$166.00
Tennis Camp at Piotrowski 155751CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Piotrowski 159352InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Piotrowski 159351InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Volleyball - Open at Piotrowski 159771OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upMale2016/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
$11.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Piotrowski 155844Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/10 22:00From June 10, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Yoga at Piotrowski 155859InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Youth Swim at Piotrowski 155892OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0

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Located in the South Lawndale community in what is generally referred to as Little Village, Piotrowski Park Cultural Center totals 22.93 acres and features a convertible domed pool for year round use, a gymnasium, fitness center and meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, athletic fields for soccer or football, playground, tennis courts and a new skate park.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers usually refer to the location as the park across the street from Home Run Inn Pizza, patrons can play seasonal sports, picnic or play tennis or skate at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. A therapeutic recreation specialty camp is offered in the summer as well.

In addition to programs, Piotrowski Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as concerts, Movies in the Park and holiday events.

In 1946, the Chicago Park District began developing a sizable new park for the South Lawndale community as part of its Ten-Year Plan to increase recreational opportunities after World War II. By 1949, seven temporary ball diamonds filled the large tract of land. During the next few years, the park district made permanent improvements, including a playground, a comfort station, and a field house. A large outdoor swimming pool was constructed south of the fieldhouse in 1984. In recent years, the park district added a new soft surface playground. Originally known as Lawndale Park for the surrounding community, the site was renamed in 1974 to honor Lillian Piotrowski, a life-long neighborhood resident. Piotrowski devoted much of her life to politics and public service, and served as a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners at the time of her death.
For directions using public transportation, visit www.transitchicago.com