Rowan Park

  • 11546 S. Avenue L   Chicago, Illinois 60617 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Heather Kelly
  • 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: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Park - South East Softball Little League

Rowan Park - South East Softball Little League

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Fieldhouse

Rowan Fieldhouse

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Football/Soccer

Rowan Football/Soccer

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Gymnasium

Rowan Gymnasium

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Ice Skating

Rowan Ice Skating

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Notes: (773) 646-1967; SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 10-10:45 am stick & puck; 10:45-11:30 am pond hockey; 11:45 am-12:30 pm learn to skate; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm open skate, Su: 12-6 pm open skate; 6-7:30 pm rat hockey View fees and more info.

Descriptors: Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink

Rowan Clubrooms

Rowan Clubrooms

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Playground

Rowan Playground

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Spray Pool

Rowan Spray Pool

Location: 11546 S. Avenue L

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Basketball - Open at Rowan 82037OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18MaleFrom June 18, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Rowan 87350OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom June 17, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$25.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Rowan 82997InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$48.00
Volleyball - Open at Rowan 83612OpenSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 21, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Rowan 92019InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$10.00
Arts & Crafts at Rowan 110086InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Basketball at Rowan 92327InstructionSports - Basketball25 and upMaleFrom August 13, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$45.00
Basketball at Rowan 92326InstructionSports - Basketball25 and upMaleFrom August 30, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$20.00
Bitty Basketball at Rowan 110100InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 5CoedFrom September 8, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 92991InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$10.00
Kiddie College at Rowan 93506InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$40.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 110088InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$5.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 93912InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Rowan 92440InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 8, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$10.00
Senior Citizens Club at Rowan 94480OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs62 and upCoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to Noon
Free
Soccer at Rowan 92438InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 8, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Step Aerobics at Rowan 94702InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$48.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 95240InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 110087InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 3, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 95239InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 4, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$5.00
Volleyball at Rowan 110092InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16FemaleFrom September 2, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$20.00
Winter Break Camp at Rowan 110089CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom December 9, 2014 to December 18, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$10.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 11546 S. Avenue L 4
Concessions 0
Fieldhouse 11546 S. Avenue L 0
Football / Soccer 11546 S. Avenue L 1
Gymnasiums 11546 S. Avenue L 1
Ice Rinks 11546 S. Avenue L Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink 1 (773) 646-1967; SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 10-10:45 am stick & puck; 10:45-11:30 am pond hockey; 11:45 am-12:30 pm learn to skate; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm open skate, Su: 12-6 pm open skate; 6-7:30 pm rat hockey View fees and more info.
Meeting/Event Space 11546 S. Avenue L 4
Playgrounds 11546 S. Avenue L 1
Water Spray Features 11546 S. Avenue L 1
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.