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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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
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
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
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 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Holstein 205225OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$44.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 205893InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 205894InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$44.00
Floor Hockey at Holstein 224155InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11Male2017/09/13 22:45From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Football at Holstein 224156InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 22:45From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 206237InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$49.00
Guitar Partnership at Holstein 206236InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 20:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$44.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Holstein 206438InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
$317.00
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
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 206849InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/11 14:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$58.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 206850InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$58.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 206919InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 14:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 206918InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 206916InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 206917InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Holstein 224157InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least but less than 2y 9m Coed2017/09/12 20:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$45.00
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
Play Production at Holstein 224226InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$10.00
Scene Study at Holstein 224225InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
$10.00
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 207563OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Holstein 207649OpenSports - Soccer18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Soccer at Holstein 224152InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$45.00
Soccer at Holstein 224154InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/09/14 22:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Soccer League at Holstein Cancelled207733Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$70.00
Soccer League at Holstein Cancelled207735Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$70.00
Soccer League at Holstein 224594Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$70.00
Soccer League at Holstein 224596Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$70.00
Soccer League at Holstein 224595Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2017/09/09 17:00From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$70.00
Soccer League at Holstein Cancelled207734Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2017/09/09 17:00From September 9, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$70.00
Storytime & Crafts at Holstein 207828InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
$12.00
Teen Club at Holstein 207985OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$8.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 208285OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 14:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$68.00
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
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
Park Kids - Winter at Holstein 213348InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
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
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.