Oakdale Park

  • 965 W. 95th St.   Chicago, Illinois 60643 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours: ,
  • Park Supervisor: Richard Carter
  • Park 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 Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Basketball

Oakdale Basketball

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Fieldhouse

Oakdale Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Hours: ,

Oakdale Football/Soccer

Oakdale Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Descriptors: Grass

Oakdale Clubrooms

Oakdale Clubrooms

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Picnic Grove

Oakdale Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Oakdale Playground

Oakdale PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Oakdale Park Pool

Oakdale Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)745-4834

Descriptors: Outdoor, Water Playground Attached or Nearby

Oakdale Spray Pool

Oakdale Spray Pool

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Oakdale 167364Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$36.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Chess at Oakdale 193016OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Fun and Games at Oakdale 179329InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Hip Hop Aerobics at Oakdale 193017InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Oakdale 180389InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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
$12.00
Seasonal Sports at Oakdale 180779InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Oakdale 199074OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 20Coed2017/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Walking Club at Oakdale 182031OpenWellness - Walking21 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Oakdale 195247InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Oakdale 195248InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Day Camp at Oakdale 195663CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 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
$166.00
Early Bird Camp at Oakdale 195779CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$27.00
Family Swim at Oakdale 195927OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/12 22:15From June 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Each Sunday from 5:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 5:15pm to 7:15pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 196538InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 196537InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 196536InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 196535InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 196534InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/23 21:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Oakdale 196700OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/12 16:00From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 5pm
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 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 5pm
From June 12, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Oakdale 196700OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/12 16:00From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 5pm
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 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 5pm
From June 12, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Oakdale 196700OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/12 16:00From June 16, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 5pm
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 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 5pm
From June 12, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11am to 1pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Oakdale 197176InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:15From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
$35.00
Youth Swim at Oakdale 197704OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/12 18:00From June 17, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From June 12, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Oakdale 197704OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/12 18:00From June 17, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From June 12, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Oakdale 197704OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/12 18:00From June 17, 2017 to August 20, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From June 12, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0

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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.

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.