O'Hallaren Park

  • 8335 S. Honore St.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Tarria Tyner
  • Park 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 Notes: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Hallaren Basketball

O'Hallaren Basketball

Location Notes: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Halleran Park Community Garden

O'Halleran Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 8335 S. Honore St.

Notes: Community Garden

O'Hallaren Fieldhouse

O'Hallaren Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 8335 S. Honore St.

Hours: , , ,

O'Hallaren Football/Soccer

O'Hallaren Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 8335 S. Honore St.

Descriptors: Grass

O'Hallaren Playground

O'Hallaren PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

O'Hallaren Tennis Court

O'Hallaren Tennis Court

Location Notes: 8335 S. Honore St.

O'Hallaren Spray Pool

O'Hallaren Spray Pool

Location Notes: 8335 S. Honore St.

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
Cheerleading - Comp Fall Winter Spr at O'Hallaren 183861Activity_PackageSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to June 10, 2017$36.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at O'Hallaren 167363Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to June 16, 2017$81.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Cheerleading - Competitive Winter at O'Hallaren 172524InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$12.00
Fun and Games at O'Hallaren 172956InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Leadership Camp at O'Hallaren 173488CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to January 20, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$8.00
Music and Movement at O'Hallaren 173832InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 20:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$8.00
Park Kids - Winter at O'Hallaren 174022InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$27.00
Seasonal Sports at O'Hallaren 174287InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:30From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at O'Hallaren 174834InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:45pm
$5.00
Walking Club at O'Hallaren 175393OpenWellness - Walking35 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$8.00

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Description

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.

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.