Owens Park

8800 S. Clyde Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

(312) 747-6709


When Chicago's Calumet Heights neighborhood experienced a building boom after World War II, the Chicago Park District established a new park there to meet the area's increasing recreational needs. The park district acquired more than 17 acres of property in 1947, and constructed a recreation building, a spray pool, and ball fields during the following decade. The new park was initially known as Stony Island Park for nearby Stony Island Avenue.

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Monday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Wednesday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday 6:00am - 11:00pm

Owens Park: From the Parents


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