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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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 at Oakdale 167305InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 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
$12.00
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
Chair Exercise at Oakdale 172517InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Game Room at Oakdale 187120OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games21 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Game Room at Oakdale 187118OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 12 but less than 19Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Oakdale 174023InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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 Club at Oakdale 174364InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0

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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.