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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Park Kids - Fall at Rowan 222004InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Rowan 222007Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 10, 2018$66.00
Winter Break Camp at Rowan 208579CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/11/28 17:00From November 28, 2017 to December 19, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$19.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Rowan 225991OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 211690OpenSports - Basketball25 and upMale2018/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 226853OpenSports - Basketball19 and upCoed2018/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Rowan 226854OpenSports - Basketball19 and upCoed2018/01/12 18:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$30.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Rowan 228408PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 17:45From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
$140.00
FFW Preview - Step Aerobics at Rowan 228642InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/09 00:15January 8, 2018
Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Step Aerobics at Rowan 228663InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/11 00:15January 10, 2018
Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Step Aerobics at Rowan 228684InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/12 00:15January 11, 2018
Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Floor Hockey - Open at Rowan 212473OpenSports - Floor Hockey18 and upMale2018/01/11 01:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$25.00
Fun and Games at Rowan 212547InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$13.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 228420OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/25 18:00From December 25, 2017 to December 29, 2017
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
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 228421OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/01/01 18:00From January 1, 2018 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 9pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 228418OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/01/15 18:00January 15, 2018
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Rowan 228419OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/02/19 18:00February 19, 2018
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 228438OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/17 18:00From December 17, 2017 to February 18, 2018
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 228439OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/13 21:00From December 13, 2017 to February 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 228440OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/14 21:00From December 14, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 228441OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/15 19:30From December 15, 2017 to February 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 29, 2017
Friday, January 5, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 228476OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 11:30From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 5:30am to 9am
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Rowan 228442OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 19:00From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$0
Kiddie College at Rowan 212802InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
$45.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Rowan 213177InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10am to 11:30am
$7.00
Music and Movement at Rowan 213219InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$9.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Rowan 225992InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2018/01/12 17:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Rowan 222005InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$20.00
Pond Hockey at Rowan 228452OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/16 16:45From December 16, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Rowan 228459OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2017/12/17 16:00From December 17, 2017 to February 18, 2018
Each Sunday from 10am to 11:30am
$10.00
Rat Hockey at Rowan 228458OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2017/12/15 01:30From December 14, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Rowan 213703InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Sport Art & Dart at Rowan 226852InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Step Aerobics at Rowan 213959InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$54.00
Stick & Puck at Rowan 228464OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/23 16:00From December 23, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Rowan 214237InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$6.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Rowan 214388InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$8.00
Tot Spot at Rowan 226856OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
Volleyball at Rowan 214495InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Volleyball at Rowan 214496InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2018/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$15.00
Volleyball at Rowan 226851InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 10Female2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$5.00
Walking Club at Rowan 226855OpenWellness - WalkingAnyCoed2018/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Rowan 222006InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$20.00

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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.