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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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
16" Softball League at Holstein 159462Team_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 18 but less than 60y 11m Coed2016/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$252.00
Dance Camp at Holstein 156335CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$163.00
Day Camp at Holstein 156423CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$314.00
Early Bird Camp at Holstein 156542CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$52.00
Extended Camp at Holstein 156627CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$100.00
Family Swim at Holstein 156707OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 15:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 9am to 11am
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Holstein 156983OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
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
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Holstein 157049CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$131.00
Learn to Swim at Holstein 157159InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 22:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Holstein 157160InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 22:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Holstein 157347OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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 157415OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/21 15:00From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 158135OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
TEAM Sports at Holstein 158322InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Holstein 158574InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/06/21 14:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Holstein 158575InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$34.00

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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.