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

Holstein Park Pool

Holstein Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-0249

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts@Play at Holstein 150861InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/04 19:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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
$10.00
Basketball - 4 on 4 League at Holstein 136561Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$245.00
Basketball - Open at Holstein 136594OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Basketball League at Holstein 136790Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$84.00
Bitty Basketball at Holstein 136858InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$84.00
Dance - Modern at Holstein 137160InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$35.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 137234InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 18 but less than 60Coed2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$41.00
Kiddie College - Winter Session at Holstein 137806InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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
$296.00
Kiddie College - Winter Session at Holstein 137807InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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
$184.00
Mixed Media - Drawing at Holstein 137235InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Mommy & Me Yoga at Holstein 149531InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/01/08 15:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$35.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 138180InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/04 15:15From January 4, 2016 to March 14, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$63.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 138181InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/06 15:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$63.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 138218InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$35.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 138217InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$35.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 138215InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/01/07 15:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$35.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 138216InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/01/07 16:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$35.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Holstein 138386InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 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
$102.00
Pilates at Holstein 149529InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2016/01/04 15:15From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
$45.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 138642InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 138644InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 23:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$9.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 138643InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 23:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:45pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 138727InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 138791OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer at Holstein 138916InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 19:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$46.00
Strings at Holstein 139046InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 21:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$35.00
Strings at Holstein 139047InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2016/01/07 00:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$45.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 139498OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 15:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$64.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Ballet - Intermediate Arts Partner at Holstein 143402InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$36.00
Basketball - Open at Holstein 143014OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/28 23:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$42.00
Basketball - Open at Holstein 143015OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 143475InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 143474InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/03/28 23:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$42.00
Kiddie College - Spring Session at Holstein 143996InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 18, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
$296.00
Kiddie College - Spring Session at Holstein 143997InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 15:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 18, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
$184.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 144379InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/28 14:15From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$59.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 144380InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/30 14:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$59.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 144381InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/04/01 14:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$59.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 144415InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 14:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 144414InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 144417InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/03/31 14:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 144416InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Holstein 144603InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 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
$102.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 145004InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$9.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 145005InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 145084InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 22:15From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 145146OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer at Holstein 145289InstructionSports - Soccer18 and upMale2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$17.00
Soccer at Holstein 145288InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$47.00
Soccer League at Holstein 145290Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$88.00
Soccer League at Holstein 145291Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/04/02 14:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$88.00
Spring Break Camp at Holstein 145393CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/18 14:00From April 18, 2016 to April 22, 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
$104.00
Storytime at Holstein 153205InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$10.00
Strings at Holstein 143926InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2016/03/28 23:15From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$47.00
Strings at Holstein 143927InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 20:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$47.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 145974OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/03/29 14:15From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$65.00

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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.