Chicago Park District
Bitty Soccer Kids at Pottawattomie Park

Bitty Soccer

 
Welcome to Pottawattomie Park!

Welcome to Pottawattomie Park!

 
Ballroom Dance Group from Pottawattomie Park

Ballroom Dancing

 
Check out the Fitness Arcade at Pottawattomie.

Check out the Fitness Arcade at Pottawattomie.

 
Fitness Center at Pottawattomie Park.

Fitness Center at Pottawattomie Park.

 
Playground at Pottwattomie Park.

Playground at Pottwattomie Park.

 
Pottawattomie Park Gymnasium

Pottawattomie Park Gymnasium

 

Pottawattomie Park

7340 N. Rogers Ave. Chicago IL 60626

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M-F 10am - 9pm, Sa 10am - 5pm, Su Closed

Park Supervisor:
Barbara Dever

(773) 262-5835

 
 
 

Description

Pottawattomie Park, located in the Rogers Park community, offers the following activities: baseball, basketball, bridge club, dance, floor hockey, soccer, step aerobics, track & field, tumbling, teen club, volleyball, Black History Month celebrations, holiday parties and special events for Chicago Public School non-attendance days. The Park Kids after-school program gives would-be latch-key kids a supervised place to learn new sports and music, do arts & crafts, have a quiet area for homework, and gain socialization skills.

Located on 8.79 acres, the park is comprised of three baseball fields, a combination football-soccer field, four basketball standards, two tennis courts, two playgrounds including a spray pool and a dog park/run. The air-conditioned fieldhouse contains a fitness center, racquetball court, gymnasium, kitchen, and four club rooms.

Pottawattomie Park is home to the Abbott Fund Wellness Program - providing the community with multifaceted, year-round nutrition and fitness programming.Fitness classes, fitness arcading and interactive fitness equipment are designed to help children and adults have fun while they get fit. Pottawattomie Park is also a C.A.P.S. monthly meeting site where neighbors can discuss 24th Police District issues.

The new "dog friendly area" is nestled in the northeast corner of the park along the Metra tracks and behind the townhomes at 7403-27 N. Wolcott.   

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 3
Basketball Court - Outdoor 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Dog Friendly Areas 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1 .20 acres, located east of Wolcott and south of Birchwood at north end of park. Small dog area. Doggie drinking fountain.
Fieldhouse 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 0
Fitness Arcades 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Fitness Centers 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1 M-F, 10:30-8:30 pm; Sa, 10:30-4:30pm; Su, Closed Sign up for a membership
Football / Soccer - Grass 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 5
Playgrounds 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Racquetball Courts 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 2
Water Spray Features 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Wellness Centers 7340 N. Rogers Ave. 1
Pottawattomie Park was one of four parks created by the Ridge Avenue Park District, established in 1896. The Ridge Avenue Park District's early parks were Morse and Indian Boundary. In 1931, the park district purchased property for two additional parks, Chippewa and Pottawattomie. Pottawattomie Park was the idea of the Birchwood Improvement Association, which lobbied for the establishment of a community center east of Ridge Avenue and north of Rogers Avenue. The park's name honors the Pottawattomie (Potawatomi) Indians, one of nine tribal groups living around the Great Lakes after 1600. The Pottawattomies lived on the eastern edge of Lake Michigan until about 1760, when they moved westward into the Chicago region. Although many Pottawattomies intermarried with French, British, and American traders, the tribe was nevertheless forced from the area after the Blackhawk War of 1832. A large Works Progress Administration painting in the park fieldhouse depicts a meeting between Native Americans and whites.

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

Contact: Camille McLeod

Contact Title: President

Email: cammiemcleod@yahoo.com

Meeting Information:  2nd Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

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