Pottawattomie Park

  • 7340 N. Rogers Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Barbara Dever
  • Park Phone: (773) 262-5835

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, 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, turf soccer field, 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.   

History

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.

Parking/Directions

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

Pottawattomie Diamonds

Pottawattomie Diamonds

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Basketball

Pottawattomie Basketball

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Dog Friendly Area

Pottawattomie Dog Friendly Area

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Notes: .20 acres, located east of Wolcott and south of Birchwood at north end of park. Small dog area. Doggie drinking fountain.

Pottawattomie Fieldhouse

Pottawattomie Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Hours: , ,

Pottawattomie Fitness Center

Pottawattomie Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes:

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

Pottawattomie Football/Soccer

Pottawattomie Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Pottawattomie Gymnasium

Pottawattomie Gymnasium

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Clubrooms

Pottawattomie Clubrooms

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Playground

Pottawattomie PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Pottawattomie Racquetball Courts

Pottawattomie Racquetball Courts

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Spray Pool

Pottawattomie Spray Pool

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Wellness Center

Pottawattomie Wellness Center

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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
Badminton at Pottawattomie 205111InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/10/16 21:30From October 16, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Pottawattomie 205263OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 206101InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 206100InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Fun with Food at Pottawattomie 206203InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$13.00
Park Kids - Fall at Pottawattomie 207107InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$65.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Pottawattomie 207174Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$195.00
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 207454InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Pottawattomie 207568OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Pottawattomie 207813InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Step Aerobics Partnership at Pottawattomie 207825PartnershipGroupWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Storytime at Pottawattomie 207843InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$18.00
Teen Leadership Club at Pottawattomie 208036InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$21.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 208682InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Pottawattomie 213365InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$65.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Pottawattomie 219292InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$65.00

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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, 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, turf soccer field, 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.   

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.