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. 

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
Cheerleading - Competitive Fall at O'Hallaren 165547InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$12.00
Fun and Games at O'Hallaren 166056InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
$7.00
Music and Movement at O'Hallaren 167089InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$7.00
Park Kids - Fall at O'Hallaren 167304InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2016 to December 2, 2016
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
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
Pre-Teen Club at O'Hallaren 167618OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 14 but less than 16Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at O'Hallaren 167793InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Teen Leadership Connection at O'Hallaren 168353InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$4.00
Walking Club at O'Hallaren 169000OpenWellness - Walking35 and upCoed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$7.00
Winter Break Camp at O'Hallaren 169045CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 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
$17.00

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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.