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

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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 at Rowan 98963InstructionSports - Basketball25 and upMale2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to April 1, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$25.00
Step Aerobics at Rowan 101540InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2015 to April 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$48.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Rowan 105019InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$11.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 105275OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 105277OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2015/05/01 19:30From May 1, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Rowan 105276OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$26.00
Crazy Crafter's Club at Rowan 129595InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 105950InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$6.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 105951InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Homework Time at Rowan 106085InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Kiddie College at Rowan 106328InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$41.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Rowan 106567InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:15From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$49.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Rowan 121971InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2015/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 121964InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 106742InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 17:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$6.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Rowan 129594InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/04/01 16:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$6.00
Recreational Tumbling at Rowan 107136InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Seasonal Sports at Rowan 129596InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Female2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Rowan 129597InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Rowan 107388OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/03/31 14:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Soccer at Rowan 129593InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Soccer at Rowan 107504InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
T-Ball Partnership at Rowan 121970PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/04/27 21:00From April 27, 2015 to June 24, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
T-Ball Partnership at Rowan 107715PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/04/24 21:30From April 24, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
T-Ball Partnership at Rowan 107716PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/04/24 22:30From April 24, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 108120InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 108119InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/07 17:30From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$6.00
Volleyball at Rowan 121969InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 8Female2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Volleyball at Rowan 121966InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 10Female2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Volleyball at Rowan 121967InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Volleyball at Rowan 121968InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Female2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00

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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.