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 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

History

Pottawattomie Park was one of four parks created by the Ridge Avenue Park District, established in 1896. The Ridge Avenue Park District's early parks were Morse and Indian Boundary. In 1931, the park district purchased property for two additional parks, Chippewa and Pottawattomie. Pottawattomie Park was the idea of the Birchwood Improvement Association, which lobbied for the establishment of a community center east of Ridge Avenue and north of Rogers Avenue. The park's name honors the Pottawattomie (Potawatomi) Indians, one of nine tribal groups living around the Great Lakes after 1600. The Pottawattomies lived on the eastern edge of Lake Michigan until about 1760, when they moved westward into the Chicago region. Although many Pottawattomies intermarried with French, British, and American traders, the tribe was nevertheless forced from the area after the Blackhawk War of 1832. A large Works Progress Administration painting in the park fieldhouse depicts a meeting between Native Americans and whites.

Parking Directions

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

Advisory Council

Contact: Peter Normand,   President
Meeting Details:

3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m.

 

Map & Facilities

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

7340 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

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