Holstein Park

  • 2200 N. Oakley Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60647 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Shannon English
  • 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

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Holstein Diamond Baseball

Holstein Diamond Baseball

Location: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Holstein Fieldhouse

Holstein Fieldhouse

Location: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Holstein Gymnasium

Holstein Gymnasium

Location: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Holstein Clubrooms

Holstein Clubrooms

Location: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Notes: Clubrooms + Auditorium

Holstein Picnic Area

Holstein Picnic Area

Location: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Holstein Playground

Holstein PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 2200 N. Oakley Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
16" Softball League at Holstein 70792Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoedFrom May 13, 2014 to August 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$252.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Dance Camp Arts Partner at Holstein 86347PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 2pm
$125.00
Day Camp at Holstein 82260CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$293.00
Early Bird Camp at Holstein 82374CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$50.00
Extended Camp at Holstein 82449CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$96.00
Family Swim at Holstein 87148OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Each Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10:45am
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Free
Lap Swim at Holstein 87418OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Sunday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:15am
Each Saturday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Holstein 82788CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$125.00
Learn to Swim at Holstein 82886InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Holstein 82887InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Holstein 87150OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3:15pm
Free
Parent and Tot Swim at Holstein 87470OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$28.00
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 83231OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom June 9, 2014 to September 15, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
Free
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Holstein 86376InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Holstein 86635InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Holstein 92206OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$40.00
Basketball - Open at Holstein 92207OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$5.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 92776InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$40.00
Family Sports Workshop at Holstein 92818InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 4CoedSeptember 20, 2014
Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$14.00
Gym Wheel Arts Partner - Beginner at Holstein 111661PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Event - DanceAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$60.00
Indoor Soccer at Holstein 93350InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$45.00
Kiddie College at Holstein 93495InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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 at Holstein 93494InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm
$180.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 93856InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$53.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Holstein 93857InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$53.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 93906InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 9, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$35.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 93905InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$35.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 93903InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$35.00
Music and Movement at Holstein 93904InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$35.00
Outdoor Soccer League at Holstein 94002Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 10CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$84.00
Recreational Tumbling at Holstein 94273InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 94652InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Holstein 94472OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Free
Soccer at Holstein 94569InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 18 but less than 65CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 21, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$15.00
Soccer League at Holstein 94600Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 6CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$84.00
Soccer League at Holstein 94601Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$84.00
Soccer League at Holstein 94599Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 5CoedFrom September 6, 2014 to October 25, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:45am to 11:45am
$84.00
Teen Leadership Club at Holstein 94890InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$5.00
Tot Spot at Holstein 95269OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$63.00

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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.

 

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. 0
Swimming Pools 2200 N. Oakley Ave. 0
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.