Hollywood Park

  • 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60659 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Jeff MacDonald
  • Park Phone: (773) 478-3482

Located at the corner of Jersey and Peterson Avenues, Hollywood Park totals nearly seven acres, with a small fieldhouse, two softball fields, four basketball standards, tennis court, volleyball court, Chicago Plays! playground, and a spray pool.

For its youngest park-goers, Hollywood Park offers preschool, play group, recreational tumbling, and, in the summer, play camp. Youth participate in programs such as arts and crafts, fun and games, after school drop-in, or table fun and games. Teenagers play basketball or become a member of teen club. Adults can help beautify the North Park neighborhood by lending a hand with the park’s community garden. Table tennis is available to be played by all.

History

One of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, the Hollywood Park District formed in 1926 to provide recreational space for the northeastern portion of Chicago's North Park community. The fledgling park district began purchasing property two years later, acquiring 2.75 acres through 25 separate purchases by 1931. The site was known as Hollywood Park. Both the park and the district take their names from Hollywood Avenue, which runs through the North Park neighborhood. John Lewis Cochran, the subdivider of nearby Edgewater and a one-time resident of California, named the street for the West Coast Hollywood. Improvements began in 1931, as soon as land acquisition was complete. Within a year or two, Hollywood Park had an attractive rocky-edged goldfish pond. Concealed pipes brought water to the high points of the stone work, sending streams cascading into the pool below. Although the pool had prairie-style influences, it incorporated a variety of flowers and trees from China and Japan. Hollywood Park's design also featured a flagstone walk, a playground, a wading pool, and a baby pool with a pergola shelter. A neighboring lot was flooded for ice skating in winter. Due to the financial crisis caused by the Great Depression, this was the sole project of the Hollywood Park District. The Chicago Park District took control of the park in 1934, and rehabilitated the pond the following year. The park district acquired additional property after World War II, more than doubling the park's size. In constructing a fieldhouse and various outdoor recreational facilities in the enlarged park, the pond and much of the original stonework was removed. Twenty years later, the park district constructed a new spray pool and a fieldhouse addition. Improvements made during the 1990s included installation of a soft surface playground and ornamental iron fencing.

Parking/Directions

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Hollywood Diamond Softball

Hollywood Diamond Softball

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Hollywood Basketball

Hollywood Basketball

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Hollywood Fieldhouse

Hollywood Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

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Hollywood Soccer Field

Hollywood Soccer Field

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Hollywood Clubrooms

Hollywood Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Hollywood Playground

Hollywood PlaygroundPartial

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Notes: Chicago Plays playground - Summer 2014

Hollywood Tennis Court

Hollywood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Hollywood Spray Pool

Hollywood Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Fall Programs

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Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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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
Basketball - Teen League at Hollywood 111162Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 10, 2014 to November 7, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
Free
Flag Football at Hollywood 95786Individual_LeagueSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 15CoedFrom September 9, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Hollywood 91524InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$5.00

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Description

Located at the corner of Jersey and Peterson Avenues, Hollywood Park totals nearly seven acres, with a small fieldhouse, two softball fields, four basketball standards, tennis court, volleyball court, Chicago Plays! playground, and a spray pool.

For its youngest park-goers, Hollywood Park offers preschool, play group, recreational tumbling, and, in the summer, play camp. Youth participate in programs such as arts and crafts, fun and games, after school drop-in, or table fun and games. Teenagers play basketball or become a member of teen club. Adults can help beautify the North Park neighborhood by lending a hand with the park’s community garden. Table tennis is available to be played by all.

One of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934, the Hollywood Park District formed in 1926 to provide recreational space for the northeastern portion of Chicago's North Park community. The fledgling park district began purchasing property two years later, acquiring 2.75 acres through 25 separate purchases by 1931. The site was known as Hollywood Park. Both the park and the district take their names from Hollywood Avenue, which runs through the North Park neighborhood. John Lewis Cochran, the subdivider of nearby Edgewater and a one-time resident of California, named the street for the West Coast Hollywood. Improvements began in 1931, as soon as land acquisition was complete. Within a year or two, Hollywood Park had an attractive rocky-edged goldfish pond. Concealed pipes brought water to the high points of the stone work, sending streams cascading into the pool below. Although the pool had prairie-style influences, it incorporated a variety of flowers and trees from China and Japan. Hollywood Park's design also featured a flagstone walk, a playground, a wading pool, and a baby pool with a pergola shelter. A neighboring lot was flooded for ice skating in winter. Due to the financial crisis caused by the Great Depression, this was the sole project of the Hollywood Park District. The Chicago Park District took control of the park in 1934, and rehabilitated the pond the following year. The park district acquired additional property after World War II, more than doubling the park's size. In constructing a fieldhouse and various outdoor recreational facilities in the enlarged park, the pond and much of the original stonework was removed. Twenty years later, the park district constructed a new spray pool and a fieldhouse addition. Improvements made during the 1990s included installation of a soft surface playground and ornamental iron fencing.

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