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

Holstein Park Pool

Holstein Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Hours:

Phone: (312)742-0249

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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 185502Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$906.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Holstein 185504Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$564.00
Park Kids - Fall at Holstein 167259InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 23, 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
$104.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 167378Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$312.00
Winter Break Camp at Holstein 184689CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 12y 5m Coed2016/12/27 15:00From December 27, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - 4 on 4 League at Holstein 172024Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$131.00
Basketball - Open at Holstein 172074OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$43.00
Bitty Basketball at Holstein 172342InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/14 15:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$88.00
Bitty Basketball at Holstein 172267InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$88.00
Dino Diggers at Holstein 188776InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/01/14 21:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$20.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 173724InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 172761InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$43.00
Guitar at Holstein 174668InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 18 but less than 65Coed2017/01/12 00:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$47.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Holstein 173429InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$302.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Holstein 173430InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 11:30am
$188.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 173787InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/09 15:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$65.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 173788InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/11 15:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$65.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 173825InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 173824InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 173822InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$37.00
Music and Movement Partnership at Holstein 173823InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$37.00
Park Kids - Winter at Holstein 174010InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$104.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 188775InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 174404OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Soccer at Holstein 174520InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$48.00
Storytime & Crafts at Holstein 171952InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
Strings at Holstein 174667InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 22:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$37.00
Strings at Holstein 188774InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 23:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$37.00
Teen Club at Holstein 187492OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Holstein 188777InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/13 15:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$35.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Holstein 188778InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$35.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 175144OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/10 15:15From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$66.00

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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.