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.

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.

Holstein Park Pool

Holstein Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-0249

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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 112021Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2014/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2014 to June 11, 2015
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
$870.00
Kiddie College - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 112022Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2014/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2014 to June 12, 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
$540.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 94125Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/08/25 21:00From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 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
$300.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Music and Movement Arts Partner at Holstein 100501InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2015 to March 31, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Holstein 105354InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Basketball at Holstein 107859InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Circus Arts at Holstein 131469InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$61.00
Circus Arts at Holstein 131470InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 21:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$61.00
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Holstein 129714InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$36.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 106923InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 106922InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Instrumental at Holstein 106754InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$46.00
Instrumental at Holstein 106753InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$46.00
Kickball at Holstein 106259InstructionSports - KickballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Kiddie College - Spring Session at Holstein 106313InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
$296.00
Kiddie College - Spring Session at Holstein 106314InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 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
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 106680InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/03/30 14:15From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$58.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 106681InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 14:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$58.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 106682InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/03 14:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$58.00
Music and Movement Arts Partner at Holstein 106728InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 14:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Music and Movement Arts Partner at Holstein 106727InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$36.00
Music and Movement Arts Partner at Holstein 106730InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$36.00
Music and Movement Arts Partner at Holstein 106729InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/04/02 15:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$36.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Holstein 106976InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 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
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 107232InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 107233InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 107320InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 107321InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 107379OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer at Holstein 107465InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upMale2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$16.00
Soccer at Holstein 106200InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/04/02 18:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$46.00
Soccer at Holstein 105991InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2015/04/03 23:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$31.00
Soccer at Holstein 129058InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$86.00
Soccer at Holstein 129059InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2015/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$86.00
Sports Camp at Holstein 129847CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/06 14:00From April 6, 2015 to April 10, 2015
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
$102.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 108146OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2015/03/31 14:15From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$64.00

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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.