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

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Holstein 197995Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2017/05/15 23:30From May 15, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$252.00
16" Softball League at Holstein 197994Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2017/05/16 23:30From May 16, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$252.00
Basketball - Open at Holstein 178569OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Drawing & Painting Partnership at Holstein 179151InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Drawing & Painting Partnership at Holstein 179150InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$43.00
Golf at Holstein Cancelled178570InstructionSports - GolfAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$26.00
Guitar at Holstein 181247InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 20:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$48.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 181246InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$48.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Holstein 179785InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/03/27 15:30From March 27, 2017 to June 2, 2017
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 - Spring at Holstein 179786InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/03/27 14:00From March 27, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 11:30am
$188.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 180147InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/03 14:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$61.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 180148InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/05 14:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$61.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 180149InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/07 14:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$61.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 180183InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$38.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 180182InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$38.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 180185InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/06 14:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$38.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 180184InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/06 15:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$38.00
Park Kids - Spring at Holstein 180375InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
$104.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 180848InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 193153InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:45From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 180904OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer at Holstein 181032InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/06 18:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
$48.00
Soccer League at Holstein 181089Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/04/22 14:00From April 22, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$91.00
Soccer League at Holstein 181090Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/04/22 16:00From April 22, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$91.00
Storytime & Crafts at Holstein 181217InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
Tot Spot at Holstein 181764OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 14:15From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$67.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Dance Camp Partnership at Holstein 195565PartnershipGroupCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 2pm
$0
Day Camp at Holstein 195640CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$332.00
Early Bird Camp at Holstein 195762CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$54.00
Extended Camp at Holstein 195844CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 20:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$105.00
Family Swim at Holstein 195919OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 14:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Monday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Holstein 196329OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/16 14:00From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:15am
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Holstein 196392CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 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
$138.00
Learn to Swim at Holstein 196513InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/25 22:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Holstein 196514InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 22:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Holstein 196696OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 17:30From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Holstein 196758OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Play Camp at Holstein 199148CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
$110.00
Play Camp at Holstein 199149CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 17:30From June 26, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$110.00
Play Camp at Holstein 200070CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$72.00
Play Camp at Holstein 200071CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 17:30From June 29, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$72.00
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 196963OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/06/19 15:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Holstein 197169InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2017 to September 1, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Holstein 197466InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Holstein 197467InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$34.00

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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.