Rowan Park

  • 11546 S. Avenue L   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Heather Kelly
  • Park Phone: (773) 646-3180

Located at 11546 S. Ave. L in the East Side neighborhood, Rowan Park totals 17.62 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers an ice rink, ball fields, and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports and preschool activities. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Play Camp, a specialty camp for preschool age children is also offered during the summer.

In addition to programs, Rowan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, including Winter Wonderland and other holiday-themed events.

History

The Chicago Park District purchased this long-vacant property in 1948, hoping to give East Side residents relief from the starkness of surrounding steel mills and manufacturing plants. Despite these good intentions, the 17-acre site remained unimproved for at least a decade. Improvements began in 1959. The park district has since installed athletic fields, a running track, a fieldhouse, and, quite recently, a combination ice skating and roller skating rink. The park honors former 10th Ward Alderman William A. Rowan, who served the area in the 1920s and 1930s. Rowan was also a two-term Representative to the U.S. Congress. While in office, he sponsored much legislation to improve the health, welfare, education, and recreational opportunities of children.

Parking/Directions

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

Rowan Baseball Fields

Rowan Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Park - South East Softball Little League

Rowan Park - South East Softball Little League

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Hours:

Phone: (773)629-7422

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Rowan Fieldhouse

Rowan Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Hours: , , , , ,

Rowan Football/Soccer

Rowan Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Descriptors: Grass

Rowan Gymnasium

Rowan Gymnasium

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Ice Rink

Rowan Ice Rink

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Phone: (773)646-1967

Descriptors: Outdoor

Rowan Clubrooms

Rowan Clubrooms

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Playground

Rowan PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2016

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Rowan Spray Pool

Rowan Spray Pool

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 Rowan 205041InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
$13.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 221998OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to Noon
$42.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 205271OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2017/09/13 14:30From September 13, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
$39.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 223817OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$39.00
Basketball at Rowan 221996InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Basketball Skills at Rowan 221999InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00
Floor Hockey at Rowan 206103InstructionSports - Floor Hockey18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$30.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 206183InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$24.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 206182InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:15From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$13.00
Kiddie College at Rowan 206480InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$44.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Rowan 222002InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$7.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 206908InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:30From September 12, 2017 to November 21, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$8.00
Park Kids - Fall at Rowan 222004InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 21, 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
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Rowan 222007Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 10, 2018$66.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Rowan 207527InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Rowan 207823InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/08/30 23:15From August 30, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 4, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
$53.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 208261InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$8.00
Volleyball at Rowan 208457InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 11Female2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$8.00
Volleyball at Rowan 208456InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 10Female2017/08/30 21:30From August 30, 2017 to November 22, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Volleyball at Rowan 208458InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 14Female2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$8.00
Winter Break Camp at Rowan 208579CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/11/28 17:00From November 28, 2017 to December 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$19.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Rowan 222005InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Rowan 222006InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
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
$20.00

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Description

Located at 11546 S. Ave. L in the East Side neighborhood, Rowan Park totals 17.62 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers an ice rink, ball fields, and a playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports and preschool activities. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Play Camp, a specialty camp for preschool age children is also offered during the summer.

In addition to programs, Rowan Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, including Winter Wonderland and other holiday-themed events.

The Chicago Park District purchased this long-vacant property in 1948, hoping to give East Side residents relief from the starkness of surrounding steel mills and manufacturing plants. Despite these good intentions, the 17-acre site remained unimproved for at least a decade. Improvements began in 1959. The park district has since installed athletic fields, a running track, a fieldhouse, and, quite recently, a combination ice skating and roller skating rink. The park honors former 10th Ward Alderman William A. Rowan, who served the area in the 1920s and 1930s. Rowan was also a two-term Representative to the U.S. Congress. While in office, he sponsored much legislation to improve the health, welfare, education, and recreational opportunities of children.

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