Oakdale Park

  • 965 W. 95th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60643 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: TBD
  • Phone: (312) 747-6569

Located in the Washington Heights neighborhood, Oakdale Park totals 9.03 acres and features two multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers a playground, spray pool, four baseball diamonds, and an outdoor pool. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, baseball and football leagues, karate, line dancing, and arts & crafts. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Oakdale Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

History

Oakdale Park takes its name from the surrounding neighborhood within Chicago's Washington Heights community. In the 19th century, oak groves stood throughout the area, inspiring the name Oakdale. The Oakdale neighborhood developed east of Halsted Street before World War II. When construction of single-family homes began west of Halsted during the war, the Oakdale name was applied to this area as well. At the close of the World War II, the Chicago Park District initiated a Ten Year Plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served and rapidly-growing areas of the city. Among the neighborhoods identified for park development was Oakdale, where housing construction was rapidly depleting vacant land. The park district purchased the 9.5-acre park site in 1947, and soon developed plans for the park. Park improvements were slow to materialize, however, due to the flurry of construction at other parks throughout the city. By 1955, Oakdale Park had an athletic field, playground equipment, and a comfort station, which was improved and expanded in 1959. During the 1960s, the park district asked local residents to choose between further expansion of the recreational building and a new swimming pool. Residents opted for the pool, constructed in 1969. A soft surface playground area and ornamental fencing were added in the 1990s.

Parking/Directions

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

Oakdale Diamonds

Oakdale Diamonds

Location: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Basketball

Oakdale Basketball

Location: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Fieldhouse

Oakdale Fieldhouse

Location: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Football/Soccer

Oakdale Football/Soccer

Location: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Clubrooms

Oakdale Clubrooms

Location: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Picnic Grove

Oakdale Picnic Grove

Location: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Playground

Oakdale PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Spray Pool

Oakdale Spray Pool

Location: 965 W. 95th 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
Day Camp at Oakdale 82282CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom 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
$150.00
Early Bird Camp at Oakdale 82394CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 15CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$25.00
Family Swim at Oakdale 87264OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Free
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 82906InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom June 29, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 86521InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 82908InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 82904InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 14CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 82905InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 2, 2014
Each Saturday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Oakdale 87259OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Free
Open Swim at Oakdale 87262OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Sunday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm
Free
TEAM Sports at Oakdale 83375InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Fall Session at Oakdale 94072InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 6pm
$10.00
Table Tennis at Oakdale 94752OpenSports - Table TennisAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Teen Club at Oakdale 94856OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$5.00

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Description

Located in the Washington Heights neighborhood, Oakdale Park totals 9.03 acres and features two multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers a playground, spray pool, four baseball diamonds, and an outdoor pool. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, baseball and football leagues, karate, line dancing, and arts & crafts. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Oakdale Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 965 W. 95th St. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 965 W. 95th St. 1
Fieldhouse 965 W. 95th St. 0
Football / Soccer 965 W. 95th St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 965 W. 95th St. 2
Picnic Groves 965 W. 95th St. 1
Playgrounds 965 W. 95th St. 0
Swimming Pools 965 W. 95th St. 0
Water Spray Features 965 W. 95th St. 1
Oakdale Park takes its name from the surrounding neighborhood within Chicago's Washington Heights community. In the 19th century, oak groves stood throughout the area, inspiring the name Oakdale. The Oakdale neighborhood developed east of Halsted Street before World War II. When construction of single-family homes began west of Halsted during the war, the Oakdale name was applied to this area as well. At the close of the World War II, the Chicago Park District initiated a Ten Year Plan to increase recreational opportunities in under-served and rapidly-growing areas of the city. Among the neighborhoods identified for park development was Oakdale, where housing construction was rapidly depleting vacant land. The park district purchased the 9.5-acre park site in 1947, and soon developed plans for the park. Park improvements were slow to materialize, however, due to the flurry of construction at other parks throughout the city. By 1955, Oakdale Park had an athletic field, playground equipment, and a comfort station, which was improved and expanded in 1959. During the 1960s, the park district asked local residents to choose between further expansion of the recreational building and a new swimming pool. Residents opted for the pool, constructed in 1969. A soft surface playground area and ornamental fencing were added in the 1990s.

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