O'Hallaren Park

  • 8335 S. Honore St.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
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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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 195662CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$112.00
Early Bird Camp at O'Hallaren 195778CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$8.00
Extended Camp at O'Hallaren 195862CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$8.00
Late Summer Camp at O'Hallaren 196359CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
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
$27.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at O'Hallaren 197255Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/07/06 21:00From July 6, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Sports League - Basketball at O'Hallaren 197256Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2017/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Cheerleading - Comp Fall Winter Spr at O'Hallaren 205643Activity_PackageSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to June 2, 2018$39.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at O'Hallaren 224116InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$7.00
Cheerleading - Competitive Fall at O'Hallaren 205646InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$13.00
Music and Movement at O'Hallaren 206904InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$7.00
Park Kids - Fall at O'Hallaren 207102InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/21 20:00From August 21, 2017 to November 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
$28.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at O'Hallaren 208779Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/21 20:00From August 21, 2017 to June 8, 2018$84.00
Seasonal Sports at O'Hallaren 207448InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to November 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 208049InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/07 23:00From September 7, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00
Walking Club at O'Hallaren 208504OpenWellness - Walking35 and upCoed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$8.00
Winter Break Camp at O'Hallaren 208575CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/12/18 15:00From December 18, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9am to 4pm
$18.00

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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.