O'Hallaren Park

  • 8335 S. Honore St.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tarria Tyner
  • Phone: (312) 747-6573

Located in the Auburn Gresham community, O’Hallaren Park totals 8.20 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a walking trail, football/soccer fields, two basketball courts, three baseball diamonds, two tennis courts, a playground, and spray pool. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, martial arts, tennis, track & field, and adult fitness. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, O’Hallaren Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our Back to School Picnic and other holiday-themed events.

History

O'Hallaren Park, in the south side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, is one of many city parks created to meet the recreational needs of post-World War II Chicago. After leasing land from the Board of Education in 1946, the city began improving the site with a small recreational building, a multi-purpose athletic field that could be flooded for ice skating in winter, and a playground with separate areas for boys, girls, and small children. On December 22, 1947, the city officially named the site O'Hallaren Park, in honor of 18th Ward Alderman Bernard J. O'Hallaren (--1947), who had died suddenly the previous week. Elected alderman in 1939, O'Hallaren had been an enthusiastic and untiring supporter of the park, dying just a few months short of its completion. In 1959, the city transferred management of O'Hallaren Park to the Chicago Park District, which added basketball and volleyball courts in 1966 and a spray pool and tennis courts in the early 1980s. Within a few years of rehabilitating and replanting the playground area in 1988, the park district acquired formal ownership of the park from the Board of Education.

Parking/Directions

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

O'Hallaren Baseball

O'Hallaren Baseball

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Hallaren Basketball

O'Hallaren Basketball

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Halleran Park Community Garden

O'Halleran Park Community Garden

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

O'Hallaren Fieldhouse

O'Hallaren Fieldhouse

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Hallaren Football/Soccer

O'Hallaren Football/Soccer

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Hallaren Playground

O'Hallaren PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Hallaren Tennis Court

O'Hallaren Tennis Court

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Hallaren Spray Pool

O'Hallaren Spray Pool

Location: 8335 S. Honore St.

Summer Programs

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.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 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
Day Camp at O'Hallaren 82281CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$100.00
Fun and Games at O'Hallaren 82552InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 10am
Each Friday from 8:30am to 10am
$5.00
Fun and Games at O'Hallaren 82553InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at O'Hallaren 83451Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at O'Hallaren 83450Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at O'Hallaren 83450Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at O'Hallaren 83451Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free

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Located in the Auburn Gresham community, O’Hallaren Park totals 8.20 acres and features a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a walking trail, football/soccer fields, two basketball courts, three baseball diamonds, two tennis courts, a playground, and spray pool. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose room.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, martial arts, tennis, track & field, and adult fitness. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, O’Hallaren Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our Back to School Picnic and other holiday-themed events.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 8335 S. Honore St. 3
Basketball Court - Outdoor 8335 S. Honore St. 2
Community Gardens 8335 S. Honore St. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Fieldhouse 8335 S. Honore St. 0
Football / Soccer 8335 S. Honore St. 1
Playgrounds 8335 S. Honore St. 0
Tennis Courts 8335 S. Honore St. 2
Water Spray Features 8335 S. Honore St. 1
O'Hallaren Park, in the south side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, is one of many city parks created to meet the recreational needs of post-World War II Chicago. After leasing land from the Board of Education in 1946, the city began improving the site with a small recreational building, a multi-purpose athletic field that could be flooded for ice skating in winter, and a playground with separate areas for boys, girls, and small children. On December 22, 1947, the city officially named the site O'Hallaren Park, in honor of 18th Ward Alderman Bernard J. O'Hallaren (--1947), who had died suddenly the previous week. Elected alderman in 1939, O'Hallaren had been an enthusiastic and untiring supporter of the park, dying just a few months short of its completion. In 1959, the city transferred management of O'Hallaren Park to the Chicago Park District, which added basketball and volleyball courts in 1966 and a spray pool and tennis courts in the early 1980s. Within a few years of rehabilitating and replanting the playground area in 1988, the park district acquired formal ownership of the park from the Board of Education.

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