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, 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.   

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 Arcede

Pottawattomie Fitness Arcede

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Fitness Center

Pottawattomie Fitness Center

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Notes: M-F, 10:30-8:30 pm; Sa, 10:30-4:30pm; Su, Closed Sign up for a membership

Pottawattomie Football/Soccer

Pottawattomie Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Gymnasium

Pottawattomie Gymnasium

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Clubrooms

Pottawattomie Clubrooms

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Playground

Pottawattomie Playground

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Racquetball Courts

Pottawattomie Racquetball Courts

Location Notes: 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Pottawattomie Tennis Courts

Pottawattomie Tennis 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

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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
Art & ABCs at Pottawattomie 92017InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Badminton at Pottawattomie 92318InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Pottawattomie 94328OpenSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2014/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2014 to November 29, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Dodgeball League at Pottawattomie 92773Team_LeagueSports - DodgeballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 111625InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 111626InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 92215OpenSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 111903OpenSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 111904OpenSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 111906OpenSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 111905OpenSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Fun with Food at Pottawattomie 93005InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Fun with Food at Pottawattomie 93006InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$10.00
Go Girl Go at Pottawattomie 93050InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 9 but less than 13Female2014/09/26 20:30From September 26, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Pottawattomie 93981InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 93760InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 93761InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Pottawattomie 93865InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Pottawattomie 93911InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Nature Fun at Pottawattomie 93923InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Nutrition at Pottawattomie 93980InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 20:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$10.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Pottawattomie 94076InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:00From August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$60.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Pottawattomie 94137Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:00From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
$180.00
Play School at Pottawattomie 94219InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 94408InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2014/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 94411InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports55 and upCoed2014/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 94410InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Senior Citizens Club at Pottawattomie 94478OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Soccer at Pottawattomie 94578InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Sports Conditioning at Pottawattomie 94686InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Pottawattomie 94701InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Storytime at Pottawattomie 94721InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Pottawattomie 92216InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Tot Spot at Pottawattomie 95274OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/18 19:00From September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$10.00
Volleyball at Pottawattomie 95413InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Walking Club at Pottawattomie 92812OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2014/09/18 17:30From September 18, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Yoga at Pottawattomie 111628InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 111627InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Yoga/Pilates at Pottawattomie 95588InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$10.00
Young Scientist at Pottawattomie 95595InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Pottawattomie 98632InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Basketball at Pottawattomie 112889InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Pottawattomie 113000InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Pottawattomie 98956InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Pottawattomie 99105InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Dino Diggers at Pottawattomie 99426InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 99598InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 113011InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$10.00
Fun with Food at Pottawattomie 99703InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Fun with Food at Pottawattomie 114643InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$9.00
Go Girl Go at Pottawattomie 99722InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 100354InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 114642InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$9.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Pottawattomie 100468InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/05 19:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Pottawattomie 100513InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Nature Fun at Pottawattomie 100533InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Nutrition at Pottawattomie 100545InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Pottawattomie 100947InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
$60.00
Play School at Pottawattomie 101033InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 101213InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 101216InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports60 and upCoed2015/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 112999InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Pottawattomie 113003InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Pottawattomie 101525InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Step Aerobics Partnership at Pottawattomie 101539PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Storytime at Pottawattomie 101561InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Stretching at Pottawattomie 101579InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Pottawattomie 113001InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$10.00
Tot Spot at Pottawattomie 102020OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$10.00
Volleyball at Pottawattomie 102153InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Walking Club at Pottawattomie 113002OpenWellness - Walking55 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Yoga at Pottawattomie 113008InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 113009InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$10.00
Young Scientist at Pottawattomie 102317InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$15.00

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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, 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.   

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.