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.

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
Fun and Games at Oakdale 207995InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Game Room at Oakdale 206214OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games17 and upCoed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Oakdale 207103InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 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
$13.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Oakdale 207154Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/08/29 20:00From August 29, 2017 to June 8, 2018$39.00
Seasonal Sports at Oakdale 207449InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Stretching at Oakdale 224176InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Walking Club at Oakdale 208505OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Oakdale 213361InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$13.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Oakdale 219288InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$13.00

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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.