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Rosenblum Park

  • 7547 S. Euclid Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60649 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Ivry Neal Ector
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6649

Located in the South Shore community, Rosenblum Park features an artificial turf field, basketball courts, a playground, and tennis courts. Rosenblum Park is adjacent to South Shore International College Preparatory High School.

History

Rosenblum Park was one of many parks created as part of a ten-year plan to provide additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. For the well-established South Shore neighborhood, the park district chose a three-block site bisected by a railroad right-of-way and occupied by a coal company, a gas station, a ball field, and a number of homes. The process of land acquisition began in 1946, but obtaining the property proved somewhat difficult, and the process was not complete until 1953. Demolition began the same year. Though the rail line still divided the property in two, the city agreed to vacate South Bennett and South Euclid Streets, which had further carved up the parkland. The park district soon added a small recreational building and tennis and shuffleboard courts to supplement the existing softball field, and planted numerous red oaks and other new trees. For several decades, the park district and the Chicago Board of Education jointly operated the 9-acre park along with adjacent board-owned property. In 1965, the park district sold a small portion of its land to the Board of Education for an addition to South Shore High School. The two agencies terminated their cooperative agreement in 1980. Three years later, the park district expanded the park by acquiring the railroad right-of-way that still cut through the park. During its early years, the park was known as South Shore Park for the surrounding community. In 1965, however, the park district renamed the site Rosenblum Park in honor of J. Leslie Rosenblum , a long-time South Shore resident. Rosenblum, a local pharmacist, was an active participant in the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the area Lions Club. A strong supporter of the Neighborhood Boys' Club, he left his estate to the organization upon his death.

Parking/Directions

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

Rosenblum Playground

Rosenblum Playground

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

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
Chair Exercise at Rosenblum 187276InstructionWellness - Fitness45 and upCoed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$15.00
Circuit Training at Rosenblum 187275InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:15From January 9, 2017 to March 22, 2017
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Rosenblum 187273InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$10.00
Music and Movement at Rosenblum 187274InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 22, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$20.00
Park Kids at Rosenblum 187269InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$40.00
Seasonal Sports at Rosenblum 187270InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Rosenblum 187272InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Rosenblum 187271InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$20.00
Teen Club at Rosenblum 187277OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$0

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Located in the South Shore community, Rosenblum Park features an artificial turf field, basketball courts, a playground, and tennis courts. Rosenblum Park is adjacent to South Shore International College Preparatory High School.

Rosenblum Park was one of many parks created as part of a ten-year plan to provide additional recreational space for post-World War II Chicago. For the well-established South Shore neighborhood, the park district chose a three-block site bisected by a railroad right-of-way and occupied by a coal company, a gas station, a ball field, and a number of homes. The process of land acquisition began in 1946, but obtaining the property proved somewhat difficult, and the process was not complete until 1953. Demolition began the same year. Though the rail line still divided the property in two, the city agreed to vacate South Bennett and South Euclid Streets, which had further carved up the parkland. The park district soon added a small recreational building and tennis and shuffleboard courts to supplement the existing softball field, and planted numerous red oaks and other new trees. For several decades, the park district and the Chicago Board of Education jointly operated the 9-acre park along with adjacent board-owned property. In 1965, the park district sold a small portion of its land to the Board of Education for an addition to South Shore High School. The two agencies terminated their cooperative agreement in 1980. Three years later, the park district expanded the park by acquiring the railroad right-of-way that still cut through the park. During its early years, the park was known as South Shore Park for the surrounding community. In 1965, however, the park district renamed the site Rosenblum Park in honor of J. Leslie Rosenblum , a long-time South Shore resident. Rosenblum, a local pharmacist, was an active participant in the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the area Lions Club. A strong supporter of the Neighborhood Boys' Club, he left his estate to the organization upon his death.

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