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

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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.

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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Cheerleading - Competitive at O'Hallaren 111879InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 11 but less than 18CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$25.00
Cheerleading - Competitive at O'Hallaren 111880InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$25.00
Kiddie College at O'Hallaren 93503InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
$5.00
Music and Movement at O'Hallaren 111882InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 11 but less than 18CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at O'Hallaren 94071InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to November 28, 2014
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
$25.00
Pre-Teen Club at O'Hallaren 111883OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at O'Hallaren 94404InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at O'Hallaren 94475OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs55 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$1.00
Teen Leadership Connection at O'Hallaren 111878OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 19CoedFrom September 11, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$2.00
Tiny Tot Cheerleading at O'Hallaren 111881InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$5.00
Walking Club at O'Hallaren 95450OpenWellness - Walking35 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$5.00

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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.

 

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.