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

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2016

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Rowan Spray Pool

Rowan Spray Pool

Location Notes: 11546 S. Avenue L

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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 - Open at Rowan 198620OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/08/07 17:30From August 7, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$36.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 195373OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/06/19 21:30From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Rowan 198619OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/08/08 15:00From August 8, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$24.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 195374OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$28.00
Day Camp at Rowan 195677CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$265.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Rowan 196637InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:15From June 19, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
$53.00
Play Camp at Rowan 196841CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$76.00
Soccer at Rowan 197025InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00

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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.