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

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Rowan 165005InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$12.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 165210OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2016/09/21 15:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$55.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 165209OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2016/09/03 14:30From September 3, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$20.00
Basketball at Rowan 165303InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Basketball at Rowan 165304InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/09/16 22:30From September 16, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Basketball at Rowan 165305InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Bitty Basketball at Rowan 165432InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Crazy Crafter's Club at Rowan 165654InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Floor Hockey at Rowan 183937InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 166062InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$12.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 166061InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:15From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Homework Time at Rowan 166262InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
$0
Kiddie College at Rowan 166681InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$42.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 167092InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$7.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 167091InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Rowan 167670InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Female2016/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Rowan 183936InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Rowan 167927OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/06 14:30From September 6, 2016 to December 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
$0
Soccer at Rowan 183935InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Step Aerobics at Rowan 168143InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/07 23:15From September 7, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$50.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 168727InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 17:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$7.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 168726InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$12.00
Volleyball at Rowan 168953InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 10Female2016/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Volleyball at Rowan 168954InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 14Female2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Rowan 168952InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 7Female2016/09/07 22:00From September 7, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Walking Club at Rowan 183938OpenWellness - Walking1 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Rowan 169047CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/06 17:00From December 6, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$18.00

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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.