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 Spray Pool

Oakdale Spray Pool

Location Notes: 965 W. 95th St.

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Aquatic Exercise II- Low Impact at Oakdale 161088InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/26 17:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II- Low Impact at Oakdale 161089InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Day Camp at Oakdale 156446CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$158.00
Early Bird Camp at Oakdale 156559CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$26.00
Family Swim at Oakdale 156720OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
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 Cancelled157181InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 161086InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 157184InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 21:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 157183InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 157182InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 21:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale 157179InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 21:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Oakdale Cancelled157180InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 21:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Oakdale 157350OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 19:30From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 5pm
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
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 5pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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 158328InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 22:15From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Oakdale 158394Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 15 but less than 19Coed2016/07/13 21:00From July 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Youth Swim at Oakdale 161087OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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 161087OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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 161087OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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.