Chicago Park District
Welcome to Holstein Park!

Welcome to Holstein Park!

 
Holstein Park Fieldhouse

Celebrating 100yrs!

 
Come Out and Play at Holstein Park Playground.

Come Out and Play at Holstein Park Playground.

 

Holstein Park

2200 N. Oakley Ave. Chicago IL 60647

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M-Th 9am-9pm F 9am-8pm Sa 8am-4pm Su closed

Park Supervisor:
Shannon English

(312) 742-7554

 
 
 

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 2200 N. Oakley Ave. 1
Fieldhouse 2200 N. Oakley Ave. 0
Gymnasiums 2200 N. Oakley Ave. 2
Meeting/Event Space 2200 N. Oakley Ave. 4 Clubrooms + Auditorium
Picnic Groves 2200 N. Oakley Ave. 1
Playgrounds 2200 N. Oakley Ave. Rubberized Surface 1
Swimming Pools - Outdoor 2200 N. Oakley Ave. 0 Pool Closed for the Season. Accessibility feature: Lift; full size and kiddie pool
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.

Contact: Madeline Marin-Foucher

Contact Title: President

Phone: (773) 353-5003

Email: friendsofholsteinpark@yahoo.com

Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

 

 

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