Strohacker Park

  • 4347 W. 54th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Delwin Butler
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6723

History

Strohacker Park is one of three Chicago parks named in honor of a group of firemen who perished in a disastrous fire on March 1, 1957. Battalion Chief Howard J. Strohacker (1909-1957), along with fellow firefighters George L. Donovan (1916-1957) and Sylvester L. Pietrowski (1920-1957), died when the factory of the Lawrence Corporation, a shortening manufacturer, exploded, burying the three in debris. At the time of his death, Strohacker was serving as Acting Marshall of the Chicago Fire Department's 4th Division. Strohacker Park lies a mile north and 1.5 miles west of the battalion chief's former home at 6129 South Artesian. Originally known as 55th Street Playfield and Kostner Park for two boundary streets, the park was established on Board of Education property around 1945. The City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation managed the park, with its outdoor athletic facilities and small fieldhouse, until 1959, when it was transferred to the Chicago Park District. The park district assumed ownership of the site in 1991.

Parking/Directions

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

Strohacker Fieldhouse

Strohacker Fieldhouse

Hours: ,

Strohacker Park Playground

Strohacker Park PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Flag Football at Strohacker 183995InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Strohacker 183994InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:45From September 19, 2016 to November 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Soccer at Strohacker 183999InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00
Soccer at Strohacker 164137InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/06 20:45From September 6, 2016 to October 28, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Soccer at Strohacker 164138InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/08 20:45From September 8, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Teen Club at Strohacker 184000OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Volleyball League at Strohacker 164639Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/08/30 23:00From August 30, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Walking Club at Strohacker 184001OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0

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Strohacker Park is one of three Chicago parks named in honor of a group of firemen who perished in a disastrous fire on March 1, 1957. Battalion Chief Howard J. Strohacker (1909-1957), along with fellow firefighters George L. Donovan (1916-1957) and Sylvester L. Pietrowski (1920-1957), died when the factory of the Lawrence Corporation, a shortening manufacturer, exploded, burying the three in debris. At the time of his death, Strohacker was serving as Acting Marshall of the Chicago Fire Department's 4th Division. Strohacker Park lies a mile north and 1.5 miles west of the battalion chief's former home at 6129 South Artesian. Originally known as 55th Street Playfield and Kostner Park for two boundary streets, the park was established on Board of Education property around 1945. The City of Chicago's Bureau of Parks and Recreation managed the park, with its outdoor athletic facilities and small fieldhouse, until 1959, when it was transferred to the Chicago Park District. The park district assumed ownership of the site in 1991.

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