Chicago Park District
Rowan Park Lobby

Rowan Park Lobby

 
Rowan Park Gymnasium

Rowan Park Gymnasium

 
Rowan Park Baseball Field

Rowan Park Baseball Field

 
Rowan Park

Rowan Park

 

Rowan Park

11546 S. Avenue L Chicago IL 60617

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M,W,F 10am - 9 pm, T,Th 9am - 9pm, Sa 7am - 5pm, Su 9am - 5 pm

Park Supervisor:
Heather Kelly

(773) 646-3180

 
 
 

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 11546 S. Avenue L 4
Fieldhouse 11546 S. Avenue L 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 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.

Contact: Martha Ramirez

Contact Title: Member

Phone: (773) 646-3180

Email: ramirez_mother@yahoo.com

Meeting Date/Time: Last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

 

 

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