Piotrowski Park

  • 4247 W. 31st St.   Chicago, Illinois 60623 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Alexis Moreno
  • Phone: (312) 747-6608

Located in the South Lawndale community in what is generally referred to as Little Village, Piotrowski Park 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: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Basketball 2

Piotrowski Basketball 2

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Park Community Garden

Piotrowski Park Community Garden

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Piotrowski Park - Elisa Alvarez

Piotrowski Park - Elisa Alvarez

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Fieldhouse

Piotrowski Fieldhouse

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Fitness Center

Piotrowski Fitness Center

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Notes: M-F 9am-9:45pm, Sat 9am-4pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Piotrowski Football/Soccer Fields

Piotrowski Football/Soccer Fields

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Gymnasium

Piotrowski Gymnasium

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Clubrooms

Piotrowski Clubrooms

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Playground

Piotrowski PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Skate Park

Piotrowski Skate Park

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Tennis Court

Piotrowski Tennis Court

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Volleyball

Piotrowski Volleyball

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Water Play Area

Piotrowski Water Play Area

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Piotrowski Spray Pool

Piotrowski Spray Pool

Location: 4247 W. 31st St.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Family Swim at Piotrowski 87377OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Free
Open Swim at Piotrowski 87373OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Free
Open Swim at Piotrowski 87374OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Free
Open Swim at Piotrowski 87375OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Free
TEAM Sports at Piotrowski 81634InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Piotrowski 111713InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Piotrowski 111756InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 9pm to 10pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Piotrowski 89370InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Free
Arts & Crafts (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 111846InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts8 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to November 20, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Piotrowski 90549OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$10.00
Basketball 3 on 3 League at Piotrowski 111847Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
$25.00
Basketball at Piotrowski 89632InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$20.00
Basketball at Piotrowski 111055InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$20.00
Basketball League at Piotrowski 89698Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemaleFrom September 21, 2014 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to 5pm
$175.00
Basketball League at Piotrowski 89548Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
$175.00
Basketball League at Piotrowski 89633Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upFemaleFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$175.00
Basketball League at Piotrowski 89697Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 20, 2014 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 5pm
$175.00
Bowling (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 111848InstructionSports - Bowling8 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Free
Cardio Conditioning (Special Rec) at Piotrowski 111849InstructionWellness - Fitness8 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 19, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$5.00
Conditioning at Piotrowski 111056InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
Free
Conditioning at Piotrowski 89822InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 14 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 3pm
$30.00
Dance -MexicanFolkloric Arts Partner at Piotrowski 111060PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$50.00
Dance -MexicanFolkloric Arts Partner at Piotrowski 111061PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Dance8 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$50.00
Fit & Strong at Piotrowski 89950InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Free
Fitness Boot Camp at Piotrowski 89980InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Piotrowski 110924InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Piotrowski 89981InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Piotrowski 110926InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$10.00
Fun and Games (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 111850InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games8 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 6, 2014
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 9am to 10am
$5.00
Karate at Piotrowski 90327InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 9am to 11am
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$10.00
Kiddie College at Piotrowski 90396InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11am
$30.00
Kiddie College at Piotrowski 90397InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:15am to 1:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 111854InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Free
Learn to Swim (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 111855InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Free
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 111734InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 90498InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 111750InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 111737InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 23, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:45am to 7:45am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 111742InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 90500InstructionAquatics - Lessons60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Free
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 90494InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 111731InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 90497InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Piotrowski 111748InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Martial Arts (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 111851InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense8 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
Free
MIghty Fit Kids at Piotrowski 89979InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Music and Movement (Special Rec) at Piotrowski 111852InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance8 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Free
Music Partnership at Piotrowski 111059PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Free
NERF Soccer at Piotrowski 90741InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at Piotrowski 90980InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$30.00
Senior Citizens Club at Piotrowski 91118OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Free
Soccer at Piotrowski 111062InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 12CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$20.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski Cancelled91267InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAnyCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$25.00
Social Club (Special Recreation) at Piotrowski 91268InstructionSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$10.00
Special Recreation Seasonal Sports at Piotrowski 111856InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports8 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Piotrowski 91394InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Teen Club at Piotrowski 91436OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Piotrowski 111752InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 21, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Piotrowski 91467InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Piotrowski 91468InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Piotrowski 91501InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Piotrowski 111754InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Violin Partnership at Piotrowski 111057PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Music8 and upCoedFrom September 6, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Free
Violin Partnership at Piotrowski 111058PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Music8 and upCoedFrom September 6, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Free
Windy City Hoops Basketball at Piotrowski 112075Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom August 29, 2014 to December 27, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
Free
Yoga at Piotrowski 89982InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$12.00

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Located in the South Lawndale community in what is generally referred to as Little Village, Piotrowski Park 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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4247 W. 31st St. 6
Basketball Court - Outdoor 4247 W. 31st St. 1
Community Gardens 4247 W. 31st St. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Concessions Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St. 0
Fieldhouse 4247 W. 31st St. 0
Fitness Centers 4247 W. 31st St. 1 M-F 9am-9:45pm, Sat 9am-4pm ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer 4247 W. 31st St. 2
Gymnasiums 4247 W. 31st St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4247 W. 31st St. 9
Playgrounds 4247 W. 31st St. 0
Skate Parks 4247 W. 31st St. 1
Swimming Pools 4247 W. 31st St. 0
Tennis Courts 4247 W. 31st St. 1
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 4247 W. 31st St. 1
Water Playgrounds 4247 W. 31st St. 1
Water Spray Features 4247 W. 31st St. 1
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