Holstein Park

  • 2200 N. Oakley Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60647 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Shannon English
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7554

Located in the Logan Square community (two blocks east of Western Avenue and three blocks south of Fullerton Avenue), Holstein Park sits on approximately three acres.

The fieldhouse is equipped with two gymnasiums, an assembly hall (with stage), and clubrooms for rental.Outside, the park offers a swimming pool with a wading pool, a senior baseball field, a softball field, a volleyball court, and a playground with a spray water feature.

Holstein Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth—with special programming available on school holidays.Teens, Pre-Teens, and Seniors can make new friendships in their age-oriented clubs. Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Art & ABCs, Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Play Group, Tot Spot, Play School Activities, Music & Movement, as well as Recreational Tumbling.

For recreation, the park offers baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dodgeball, kickball, seasonal sports, soccer, and softball—as well as Sports Camp, Kids Fitness, and MightyFitKidz. During the summer, there’s a variety of summer aquatics programs, an arts camp for 13 yr. olds, and our popular day camp for youth.

Annual special events held at Holstein Park include: a Family Sports Workshop, Family Valentine Dance, Spring Break Camp, and an Easter Egg Hunt.

History

In 1854, real estate speculators Sherman, Clark, and Westmore reserved two acres of their subdivision as Holstein Park to enhance the area and its property values. The surrounding area was known as Holstein, an enclave of laborers and craftsmen from Schleswig - Holstein, now a region of Germany. Although the developers expected the city to beautify Holstein Park, it remained unimproved for more than 40 years. Finally, in 1901, the city transferred the park to the West Park System, which made initial improvements. By 1910, the West Park Commissioners had created several new neighborhood parks. These included the earliest west side fieldhouses, offering residents of the surrounding congested neighborhoods important services and programs such as public bathing, English lessons and other classes, and athletics. Efforts soon began to build fieldhouses in some of the existing small parks, including Holstein Park. A handsome brick fieldhouse, designed by Illinois state architect William Carbys Zimmermann, opened to the public in 1912. In 1917, the park commissioners enlarged Holstein Park by purchasing 16 lots north of what is now Palmer Street. Visionary designer Jens Jensen, then consulting landscape architect to the West Park Commission, conceived a plan to cooperatively operate Holstein Park with the adjacent Logan School. He hoped to combine the two properties, build a new school, a separate gymnasium, and an indoor swimming facility. He also wanted to create prairie-like playfields, council rings, an outdoor theater, and school gardens. Although the commissioners began negotiating with the Board of Education, the plan was never realized. Jensen's innovative idea was ahead of its time. A recent collaboration between the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, and Board of Education has resulted in approximately 100 campus parks throughout the city.

Parking/Directions

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

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby

Descriptors: Indoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

Holstein Diamond Baseball

Holstein Diamond Baseball

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Holstein Fieldhouse

Holstein Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Hours: , ,

Holstein Gymnasium

Holstein Gymnasium

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Holstein Clubrooms

Holstein Clubrooms

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms + Auditorium

Holstein Picnic Area

Holstein Picnic Area

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Holstein Playground

Holstein PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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 - Open at Holstein 165174OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$42.00
Dance - Modern at Holstein 165710InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$37.00
Dodgeball at Holstein 165774InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at Holstein 184686InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 18 but less than 55Coed2016/09/24 18:30From September 24, 2016 to November 19, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$25.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 165797InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 185501InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$42.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 166550InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$42.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 166551InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$47.00
Instrumental at Holstein Cancelled166549InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$42.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Holstein 166628InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$302.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Holstein 166629InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$188.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Holstein 185502Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$906.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Holstein 185504Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$564.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 167038InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/19 14:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$55.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 167039InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 14:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$55.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 167082PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 167081PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 167079PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 14:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 167080PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 15:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Park Kids - Fall at Holstein 167259InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$104.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 167378Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$312.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 167766InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$9.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 167767InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein Cancelled167862InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:15From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 167861InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 22:45From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 167918OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Holstein 185479OpenSports - SoccerAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Soccer at Holstein 184685InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$47.00
Soccer League at Holstein 168081Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/09/10 14:00From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$88.00
Soccer League at Holstein 168082Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2016/09/10 14:00From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$86.00
Soccer League at Holstein 168083Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/09/10 14:00From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$86.00
Storytime & Crafts at Holstein 165060InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$11.00
Teen Club at Holstein 168334OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$7.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 168749OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 14:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$65.00
Volleyball League at Holstein 184687Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 18 but less than 55Coed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$175.00
Winter Break Camp at Holstein 184689CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12y 5m Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$102.00

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Description

Located in the Logan Square community (two blocks east of Western Avenue and three blocks south of Fullerton Avenue), Holstein Park sits on approximately three acres.

The fieldhouse is equipped with two gymnasiums, an assembly hall (with stage), and clubrooms for rental.Outside, the park offers a swimming pool with a wading pool, a senior baseball field, a softball field, a volleyball court, and a playground with a spray water feature.

Holstein Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth—with special programming available on school holidays.Teens, Pre-Teens, and Seniors can make new friendships in their age-oriented clubs. Parents will appreciate the opportunity for their tots / preschoolers to increase their socialization skills in programs such as: Art & ABCs, Moms Pops & Tots Interaction, Play Group, Tot Spot, Play School Activities, Music & Movement, as well as Recreational Tumbling.

For recreation, the park offers baseball, basketball, cheerleading, dodgeball, kickball, seasonal sports, soccer, and softball—as well as Sports Camp, Kids Fitness, and MightyFitKidz. During the summer, there’s a variety of summer aquatics programs, an arts camp for 13 yr. olds, and our popular day camp for youth.

Annual special events held at Holstein Park include: a Family Sports Workshop, Family Valentine Dance, Spring Break Camp, and an Easter Egg Hunt.

In 1854, real estate speculators Sherman, Clark, and Westmore reserved two acres of their subdivision as Holstein Park to enhance the area and its property values. The surrounding area was known as Holstein, an enclave of laborers and craftsmen from Schleswig - Holstein, now a region of Germany. Although the developers expected the city to beautify Holstein Park, it remained unimproved for more than 40 years. Finally, in 1901, the city transferred the park to the West Park System, which made initial improvements. By 1910, the West Park Commissioners had created several new neighborhood parks. These included the earliest west side fieldhouses, offering residents of the surrounding congested neighborhoods important services and programs such as public bathing, English lessons and other classes, and athletics. Efforts soon began to build fieldhouses in some of the existing small parks, including Holstein Park. A handsome brick fieldhouse, designed by Illinois state architect William Carbys Zimmermann, opened to the public in 1912. In 1917, the park commissioners enlarged Holstein Park by purchasing 16 lots north of what is now Palmer Street. Visionary designer Jens Jensen, then consulting landscape architect to the West Park Commission, conceived a plan to cooperatively operate Holstein Park with the adjacent Logan School. He hoped to combine the two properties, build a new school, a separate gymnasium, and an indoor swimming facility. He also wanted to create prairie-like playfields, council rings, an outdoor theater, and school gardens. Although the commissioners began negotiating with the Board of Education, the plan was never realized. Jensen's innovative idea was ahead of its time. A recent collaboration between the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, and Board of Education has resulted in approximately 100 campus parks throughout the city.

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