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

Rowan Fieldhouse

Rowan Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Hours: , , , , ,

Rowan Football/Soccer

Rowan Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Gymnasium

Rowan Gymnasium

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Clubrooms

Rowan Clubrooms

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Playground

Rowan Playground

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Spray Pool

Rowan Spray Pool

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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 136414InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 136734OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$26.00
Basketball - Open Partnership at Rowan 136666PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open Partnership at Rowan 136667PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball - Open Partnership at Rowan 136668PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball at Rowan 136735InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Bitty Basketball Partnership at Rowan 136894PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Crazy Crafter's Club at Rowan 137120InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$20.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Rowan 137245PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 17:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$130.00
Family Skate at Rowan 137281OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 23:30From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 150118InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$11.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 137425InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Game Room at Rowan 151048OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Homework Time at Rowan 137577InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 137638OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/02/15 18:00February 15, 2016
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 137658OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/29 18:00From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 137659OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 137660OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 137661OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/27 19:30From November 27, 2015 to February 26, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 25, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 137662OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 19:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$4.00
Kiddie College at Rowan 137835InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$41.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 138241InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$6.00
Pond Hockey at Rowan 138504OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Rowan 138541OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/11/29 16:00From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 11:30am
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Rowan 138540OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/12/04 01:30From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Rowan 138743InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Rowan 138800OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upFemale2016/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
$0
Soccer at Rowan 138931InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Step Aerobics at Rowan 139006InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$49.00
Stick & Puck at Rowan 139011OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 139470InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/07 18:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$6.00
Volleyball at Rowan 139651InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Rowan 139652InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Rowan 139649InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 8Female2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Volleyball at Rowan 139650InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Rowan 142701InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$12.00
Art & ABCs at Rowan 153786InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/28 16:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$12.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 142943OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 142945OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/04/30 00:00From April 29, 2016 to June 10, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Rowan 142944OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/04/16 14:30From April 16, 2016 to June 18, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$27.00
Bitty Basketball at Rowan 153789InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Crazy Crafter's Club at Rowan 143349InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 153788InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$11.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 143639InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$11.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 152819InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 17:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$11.00
Homework Time at Rowan 143780InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Kiddie College at Rowan 144023InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$42.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Rowan 144282InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:15From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$50.00
Seasonal Sports at Rowan 145028InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Female2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Rowan 145153OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/03/29 14:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Soccer at Rowan 145316InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Rowan 146149InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 12Female2016/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Rowan 146150InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 15Female2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$22.00
Volleyball at Rowan 146148InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 8Female2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00

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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.