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

Holstein Park Pool

Holstein Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-0249

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Holstein 208764Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to June 1, 2018$951.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Holstein 225106Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to June 1, 2018$591.00
Park Kids - Fall at Holstein 207090InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017
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
$109.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 208790Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to June 18, 2018$327.00
Winter Break Camp at Holstein 208562CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12y 5m Coed2017/12/25 15:00From December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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
$107.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 212336InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 212335InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2018/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$45.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 214010InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$39.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 214011InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 23:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$39.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 212596InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2018/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$49.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Holstein 212772InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$317.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Holstein 225104InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$197.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 213158InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$68.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 213159InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/10 15:15From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$68.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 213229InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$39.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 213228InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$39.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 213226InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/11 15:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$39.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 213227InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2018/01/11 16:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$39.00
Park Kids - Winter at Holstein 213348InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$109.00
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 213744OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Storytime at Holstein 213970InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
$13.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Holstein 214377InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/01/12 15:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$37.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 214417OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2018/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$69.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Holstein 218651InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2018/03/26 15:30From March 26, 2018 to June 1, 2018
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
$317.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Holstein 225105InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$197.00
Park Kids - Spring at Holstein 219275InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$109.00

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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.