Hours

Park Hours
Sunday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Monday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Tuesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am-11:00 pm
Fieldhouse Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Saturday Closed

History

Lowe Park is one of many new parks created by the City of Chicago after World War II to serve neighborhoods like New City. Soon after the city purchased a four-acre park site in 1950, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation improved the property with playground equipment; a spray pool; a small brick recreation building; basketball and volleyball courts; and an athletic field intended for football, softball, and baseball. Following its general practice, the bureau named the park for adjacent Lowe Avenue. The street name honors Samuel J. Lowe, one of the city's first constables, as well as an early justice of the peace. Lowe also served as Cook County Sheriff for two terms beginning in 1842. In 1959, the city transferred Lowe Park to the Chicago Park District along with more than 250 other properties. In 1978, at the request of a neighborhood civic group, the New City Members, the park district planted new trees at the site. In 1992, Lowe Park was further improved with a new soft surface playground area.

Parking Directions

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

 

Map & Facilities

5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

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5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

5203 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609

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