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

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
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
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
Dance - Modern Arts Partner at Holstein 110815InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 7CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$35.00
Dodgeball at Holstein 92761InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 12CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Drawing & Painting at Holstein 92777InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 12CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 17, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
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
Golf at Holstein 93064InstructionSports - GolfAt least 8 but less than 10CoedFrom September 9, 2014 to October 14, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Golf at Holstein 93065InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 7CoedFrom September 11, 2014 to October 9, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$30.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Holstein 111660PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$60.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Holstein 111661PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt 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 - Fall Session 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
Kiddie College - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 112021Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom 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 5CoedFrom 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
Mighty Fit Kids at Holstein 93752InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 7 but less than 10CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$14.00
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
Park Kids - Fall Session at Holstein 94058InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$100.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Holstein 94125Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom 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
Recreational Tumbling at Holstein 94273InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10am
$30.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 94378InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Holstein 94379InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Holstein 94653InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
Free
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.

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.