Rogers Park

  • 7345 N. Washtenaw Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60645 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours:
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  • Park Supervisor: Mike Colon
  • Park Phone: (773) 381-6274

Rogers Park was one of many parks created through a ten-year program providing additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. In 1947, the park district acquired a 13-acre property on North Washtenaw Avenue in the West Ridge community. By 1950, the site had four temporary softball diamonds, but no further improvements were made until the mid-1950s. 

Rogers Park and the adjacent school honor Phillip Rogers (1812-1856), an Irishman who arrived from New York in 1836. Rogers cleared land north of Chicago and built a cabin atop the natural ridge that gives West Ridge its name. A successful farmer, Rogers eventually purchased over 1,600 acres of property. After his death in 1856, Rogers' land passed into the hands of his son-in-law, Patrick L. Touhy (1839-1911), who joined with others to develop the Rogers Park community in the 1870s.

History

Rogers Park was one of many parks created through a ten-year program providing additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. In 1947, the park district acquired a 13-acre property on North Washtenaw Avenue in the West Ridge community. By 1950, the site had four temporary softball diamonds, but no further improvements were made until the mid-1950s. At that time, the Board of Education built the nearby Phillip Rogers Elementary School, and sold adjacent land to the park district. Improvement of the expanded park soon followed. Rogers Park is among a number of parks jointly operated by the park district and the Board of Education. Rogers Park and the adjacent school honor Phillip Rogers (1812-1856), an Irishman who arrived from New York in 1836. Rogers cleared land north of Chicago and built a cabin atop the natural ridge that gives West Ridge its name. A successful farmer, Rogers eventually purchased over 1,600 acres of property. After his death in 1856, Rogers' land passed into the hands of his son-in-law, Patrick L. Touhy (1839-1911), who joined with others to develop the Rogers Park community in the 1870s.

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Rogers Baseball

Rogers Baseball

Location Notes: 7345 N Washtenaw Ave

Rogers Park Basketball

Rogers Park Basketball

Location Notes: 7345 N Washtenaw Ave

Rogers Fieldhouse

Rogers Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 7345 N Washtenaw Ave

Hours:

Roger Football / Soccer

Roger Football / Soccer

Location Notes: 7345 N Washtenaw Ave

Descriptors: Grass

Rogers Playground

Rogers PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014 - Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Rogers Tennis Court

Rogers Tennis Court

Location Notes: 7345 N Washtenaw Ave

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
Sports Camp at Rogers 197084CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$188.00

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Rogers Park was one of many parks created through a ten-year program providing additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. In 1947, the park district acquired a 13-acre property on North Washtenaw Avenue in the West Ridge community. By 1950, the site had four temporary softball diamonds, but no further improvements were made until the mid-1950s. 

Rogers Park and the adjacent school honor Phillip Rogers (1812-1856), an Irishman who arrived from New York in 1836. Rogers cleared land north of Chicago and built a cabin atop the natural ridge that gives West Ridge its name. A successful farmer, Rogers eventually purchased over 1,600 acres of property. After his death in 1856, Rogers' land passed into the hands of his son-in-law, Patrick L. Touhy (1839-1911), who joined with others to develop the Rogers Park community in the 1870s.

Rogers Park was one of many parks created through a ten-year program providing additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. In 1947, the park district acquired a 13-acre property on North Washtenaw Avenue in the West Ridge community. By 1950, the site had four temporary softball diamonds, but no further improvements were made until the mid-1950s. At that time, the Board of Education built the nearby Phillip Rogers Elementary School, and sold adjacent land to the park district. Improvement of the expanded park soon followed. Rogers Park is among a number of parks jointly operated by the park district and the Board of Education. Rogers Park and the adjacent school honor Phillip Rogers (1812-1856), an Irishman who arrived from New York in 1836. Rogers cleared land north of Chicago and built a cabin atop the natural ridge that gives West Ridge its name. A successful farmer, Rogers eventually purchased over 1,600 acres of property. After his death in 1856, Rogers' land passed into the hands of his son-in-law, Patrick L. Touhy (1839-1911), who joined with others to develop the Rogers Park community in the 1870s.

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