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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Pottawattomie 167390Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2016 to June 16, 2017$186.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Pottawattomie 171894InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$18.00
Basketball at Pottawattomie 172206InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Pottawattomie 172207InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball at Pottawattomie 172208InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Drum Circle at Pottawattomie 172800InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$18.00
Family Arts and Crafts at Pottawattomie 188802InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAnyCoed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$15.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 172876InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 172875InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$13.00
Fun and Games at Pottawattomie 172958InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Kickball at Pottawattomie 187594InstructionSports - KickballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 173710InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 173709InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$18.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 172978InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Mixed Media - Drawing at Pottawattomie 188800InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 11, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Music and Movement at Pottawattomie 173833InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$18.00
Music at Pottawattomie 173846InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$18.00
Nature Fun at Pottawattomie 173858InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$18.00
Park Kids - Winter at Pottawattomie 174027InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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
$62.00
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 174292InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Pottawattomie 187593OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/11 19:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Sing-Along at Pottawattomie 174448InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Pottawattomie 174491InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Pottawattomie 174492InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Soccer at Pottawattomie 174537InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
Step Aerobics Partnership at Pottawattomie 174622PartnershipGroupWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Storytime at Pottawattomie 174643InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$18.00
Teen Club at Pottawattomie 187592OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Male2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Pottawattomie 187595InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 175492InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 175493InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$13.00

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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.