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: Playground Art

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

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
POST Family Swim at Holstein 131105OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 20:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Holstein 132071OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
POST Lap Swim at Holstein 131103OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 23:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
POST Open Swim at Holstein 131107OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 17:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Holstein 131098OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/25 15:00From August 25, 2015 to September 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
POST Youth Swim at Holstein 131101OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/29 22:00From August 29, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Holstein 131254InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/17 22:00From June 17, 2015 to September 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts@Play at Holstein 147641InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 3y 11m Coed2015/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$10.00
Basketball - Open at Holstein 125332OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Basketball at Holstein Cancelled125331InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Circus Arts at Holstein 126241InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$60.00
Circus Arts at Holstein 126242PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$60.00
Dance - Modern at Holstein 125829InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$36.00
Dodgeball at Holstein 125879InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 125900InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 125899InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Golf at Holstein 126218InstructionSports - GolfAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/09/15 23:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$31.00
Golf at Holstein 126219InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2015/09/17 23:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$31.00
Instrumental at Holstein 147223InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2015/09/16 22:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$41.00
Instrumental Partnership at Holstein 147221InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$41.00
Instrumental Partnership at Holstein 147226InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/16 21:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$46.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Holstein 126659InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$184.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Holstein 126671Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$888.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Holstein 126672Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$552.00
Mom and Baby Fitness at Holstein 147652InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10am
$35.00
Mommy & Me Yoga at Holstein 127579InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/18 14:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$35.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 127112InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/14 14:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$54.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 127113InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/16 14:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$54.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 127159InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 127158InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$36.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 127156InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/09/17 14:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 127157InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/09/17 15:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$36.00
Park Kids - Fall at Holstein 127343InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$102.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 127433Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to June 10, 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
$306.00
Pilates at Holstein 147650InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:15From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 127692InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 127693InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$9.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 127789InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 127788InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 22:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 127849OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer at Holstein 126536InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/17 18:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$46.00
Soccer League at Holstein 148049Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 18:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$45.00
Soccer League at Holstein 148047Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$84.00
Soccer League at Holstein 148048Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$84.00
Soccer League at Holstein Cancelled127294Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$86.00
Soccer League at Holstein Cancelled128002Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$86.00
Soccer League at Holstein Cancelled128001Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$86.00
Soccer League at Holstein 128000Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2015/09/05 14:45From September 5, 2015 to October 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 11:45am
$86.00
Sports Camp at Holstein Cancelled148044CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 15:00From December 21, 2015 to December 31, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3:30pm
$100.00
Stroller Fitness at Holstein 147651InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 14:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10am
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Holstein 128229InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 128620OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 14:15From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$64.00
Winter Break Camp at Holstein Cancelled128862CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 15:00From December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$102.00
Winter Break Camp at Holstein 139715CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12½Coed2015/12/21 14:30From December 21, 2015 to December 30, 2015
Each Monday from 8:30am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 2pm
Each Friday from 8:30am to 2pm
$102.00

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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.