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, 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

Hours: , ,

Notes: 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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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
Day Camp at Pottawattomie 118421CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$240.00
Early Bird Camp at Pottawattomie 118540CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$41.00
Extended Camp at Pottawattomie 118619CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 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
$122.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 118251InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Pottawattomie 118248InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$11.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 119716InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/06/30 21:30From June 30, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Pottawattomie 119717InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/07/02 21:30From July 2, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Step Aerobics Partnership at Pottawattomie 121118InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/06/08 17:30From June 8, 2015 to August 12, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Pottawattomie 121250Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/07/07 21:00From July 7, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Yoga at Pottawattomie 119026InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Yoga at Pottawattomie 119027InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/19 00:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00

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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.