Pottawattomie Park

  • 7340 N. Rogers Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60626 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Art & ABCs at Pottawattomie 165003InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$17.00
Badminton at Pottawattomie 165072InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/10/24 21:30From October 24, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Pottawattomie 165202OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/29 21:30From September 29, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Drum Circle at Pottawattomie 185232InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$16.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 165915InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$12.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 165916InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$12.00
Flag Football at Pottawattomie 165942InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to October 17, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 165993InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Pottawattomie 165992InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Fun with Food at Pottawattomie 166076InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Kickball at Pottawattomie 185231InstructionSports - KickballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 185227InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 166968InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$17.00
Music and Movement at Pottawattomie 167090InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$17.00
Music at Pottawattomie 185234InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$16.00
Nature Fun at Pottawattomie 167110InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$17.00
Park Kids - Fall at Pottawattomie 167309InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:00From September 13, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
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
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 167797InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/26 23:00From September 26, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Pottawattomie 167799InstructionSports - Seasonal Sports60 and upCoed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Pottawattomie 167925OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/28 18:30From September 28, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Sing-Along at Pottawattomie 185236InstructionCulture and Arts - Music60 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Soccer at Pottawattomie 168052InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$17.00
Sports Conditioning at Pottawattomie 168133InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Step Aerobics Partnership at Pottawattomie 168146PartnershipGroupWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Storytime at Pottawattomie 168168InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$17.00
T-Ball at Pottawattomie 185235InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Teen Club at Pottawattomie 185233OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16Male2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 169131InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$12.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 169130InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$12.00

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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.