Hollywood Park

  • 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60659 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • 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.

Hours: , ,

Hollywood Soccer Field

Hollywood Soccer Field

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Hollywood Clubrooms

Hollywood Clubrooms

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Hollywood Playground

Hollywood PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Hollywood Tennis Court

Hollywood Tennis Court

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Hollywood Spray Pool

Hollywood Spray Pool

Location Notes: 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
Basketball at Hollywood 202406InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/01 20:00From September 1, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Flag Football at Hollywood 202880InstructionSports - FootballAt least 16 but less than 18Coed2017/09/04 21:30From September 4, 2017 to October 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Flag Football at Hollywood 202881InstructionSports - FootballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/05 21:30From September 5, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Table Tennis at Hollywood 224180InstructionSports - Table Tennis50 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to December 11, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Hollywood 204317OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0

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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.