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 Clubrooms

Rowan Clubrooms

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Rowan Playground

Rowan PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2016

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Rowan Spray Pool

Rowan Spray Pool

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Rowan 171895InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$13.00
Arts & Crafts at Rowan 189535InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 172109OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:45am
$30.00
Basketball League Partnership at Rowan 172149PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball League Partnership at Rowan 172150PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2016/11/26 00:00From November 25, 2016 to April 7, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball League Partnership at Rowan 172151PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/01/14 01:00From January 13, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Bitty Basketball Partnership at Rowan 172383PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Crazy Crafter's Club at Rowan 172620InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$6.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Rowan 172797PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/03 17:45From December 3, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$140.00
Family Skate at Rowan 172815OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 23:30From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Rowan 189540InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 172962InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$12.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 187368InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$5.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 172961InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$12.00
Game Room at Rowan 172991OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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
Homework Time at Rowan 173167InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 173246OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/26 18:00From December 26, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 173247OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/02 18:00From January 2, 2017 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 9pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 173244OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/16 18:00January 16, 2017
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 173245OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/02/20 18:00February 20, 2017
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 173265OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/27 18:00From November 27, 2016 to February 19, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 173266OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/30 21:00From November 30, 2016 to February 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 173267OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/01 21:00From December 1, 2016 to February 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 173268OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/25 19:30From November 25, 2016 to February 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 30, 2016
Friday, January 6, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 173269OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 19:00From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$4.00
Kiddie College at Rowan 173453InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$43.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Rowan 189539InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Rowan 187373InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 16:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$6.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 189531InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$10.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 173837InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$8.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 187367InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$8.00
Pond Hockey at Rowan 174122OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 16:45From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Rowan 174158OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2016/11/27 16:00From November 27, 2016 to February 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11:30am
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Rowan 174157OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2016/12/02 01:30From December 1, 2016 to February 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Rowan 189537InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$14.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Rowan 174368InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Rowan 174412OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upFemale2017/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
$0
Sport Art & Dart at Rowan 187375InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 17:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$6.00
Step Aerobics at Rowan 174619InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$51.00
Stick & Puck at Rowan 174624OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 16:00From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Rowan 189536InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 175117InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$7.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 187366InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Rowan 175353InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 11Female2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$14.00
Volleyball at Rowan 175356InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$14.00
Walking Club at Rowan 189541OpenWellness - WalkingAnyCoed2017/01/13 18:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0

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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.