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

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Rowan Spray Pool

Rowan Spray Pool

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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 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
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 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Rowan 146151InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 10Female2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Rowan 156182OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2016/06/22 21:30From June 22, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Basketball - Open at Rowan 156183OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/07/05 23:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$27.00
Day Camp at Rowan 156460CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$252.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Rowan 157286InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$50.00
Play Camp at Rowan 157488CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$72.00
Soccer at Rowan 159460InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/06/21 21:30From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$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.

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.