Olympia Park

  • 6566 N. Avondale Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60631 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Jim Ziaja
  • Park Phone: (773) 631-6861

The 10-acre Olympia Park located west of Harlem Avenue in the Edison Park community offers an immense range of programming for residents. Making the most of its gymnasium and two club rooms, Olympia Park provides instruction in basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and floor hockey for youth.  Outdoors, the park features two senior and one junior baseball field, as well as a combination soccer / football field, four basketball standards, three tennis courts, a playground, and water spray feature.

For those interested in art, there are classes in painting,drawing, and arts & crafts. Olympia Park begins instruction for children as young as 18 months old, with its moms, pops and tots and parent/child art classes. For ages 3-5, the park offers the following developmental programs: fitness fun, preschool, storytime and crafts, seasonal tot t-ball and tot soccer. Teens gather at the park for basketball. Adults can join the popular basketball and volleyball leagues. Seniors participate in their own walking and fitness classes.

History

Olympia Park takes its name from Olympia Avenue, the street on its northwestern border, which in turn makes reference to the ancient Greek site of the first Olympics. During the 1910s and 1920s, the population of the surrounding Edison Park neighborhood increased from 300 to over 5,000 residents, although stretches of farmland still separated the fine homes. Local residents established the Edison Park District in 1913 to provide recreational opportunities for the developing community. Twelve years later, the Edison Park District purchased a 10-acre tract of open land to create a much-anticipated athletic field. The local athletic association pushed for rapid improvements, even offering to help with fund-raising efforts. The park district quickly responded by grading the site, laying out a baseball field, and erecting a grandstand. In 1934, the Great Depression forced consolidation of Chicago's 22 independent park boards into the unified Chicago Park District. By 1940, the Chicago Park District had improved Olympia Park with a children's playground, tennis courts, and an athletic field that was flooded for ice skating in winter. The park also became known for its 14 beautiful flower beds. During the 1950s, the Chicago Park District constructed a small recreation building in the park. This was remodeled and expanded around 1970. In 1980, a meeting room in the Olympia Park fieldhouse was named in honor of local resident Fred Norton, who was instrumental in lobbying for the fieldhouse expansion.

Parking/Directions

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

Olympia Baseball

Olympia Baseball

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Basketball

Olympia Basketball

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Fieldhouse

Olympia Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Hours: ,

Olympia Football/Soccer

Olympia Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Gymnasium

Olympia Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Clubrooms

Olympia Clubrooms

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Playground

Olympia Playground

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Olympia Tennis Courts

Olympia Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Spray Pool

Olympia Spray Pool

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
Click on the program name links below to register now.

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
Art & ABCs at Olympia 147046InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/09/15 17:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$11.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 122395InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 14:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 122396InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 16:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 147045InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 16:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$16.00
Band at Olympia 122452InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 122493OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 122494OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 147059InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 147947InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/09/18 20:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Basketball League at Olympia 122651Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2015/08/31 23:30From August 31, 2015 to October 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 122643Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14Male2015/09/01 01:00From August 31, 2015 to October 19, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 147038Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14Male2015/09/01 23:30From September 1, 2015 to October 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 147040Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2015/09/02 01:00From September 1, 2015 to October 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 122644Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 147041Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2015/09/03 23:30From September 3, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 147039Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 14Male2015/09/04 01:00From September 3, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 122641Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$250.00
Basketball League Partnership at Olympia 122642PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/09/22 22:15From September 22, 2015 to October 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 117646PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 117645PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/09/15 00:30From September 14, 2015 to September 19, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 147058PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/11/02 23:15From November 2, 2015 to January 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 122669PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/11/07 14:00From November 7, 2015 to January 23, 2016
Each Saturday from 8am to 7pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Olympia 148597InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Basketball Skills at Olympia 147061InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/09/14 22:45From September 14, 2015 to October 19, 2015
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7pm
$10.00
Basketball Skills at Olympia 147065InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$6.00
Basketball Skills at Olympia 147064InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2015/10/28 01:00From October 27, 2015 to December 29, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Olympia 122688InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Boot Camp at Olympia 148599InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Cheerleading Partnership at Olympia 122755PartnershipGroupSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/08/31 22:15From August 31, 2015 to October 22, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Dance - Irish at Olympia 147052InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$6.00
Dance - Irish at Olympia 123605InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 19:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$16.00
Dino Diggers at Olympia 147068InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 17:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$11.00
Dodgeball at Olympia 122861InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/09/16 20:45From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Flag Football at Olympia 122991InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Flag Football at Olympia 122993InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 20:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$6.00
Flag Football Partnership at Olympia 123010PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/09/06 17:00From September 6, 2015 to November 8, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Olympia 123040InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2015/09/14 18:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at Olympia 123038InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$6.00
Football Partnership at Olympia 147047PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/09/06 15:00From September 6, 2015 to November 1, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Football Partnership at Olympia 147048PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/08/10 20:30From August 10, 2015 to November 6, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Fun with Food at Olympia 123144InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 19:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$16.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 147050InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$26.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 123161InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/09/18 20:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 123162InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/09/18 21:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Indoor Soccer at Olympia 123267InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/17 20:45From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Instrumental at Olympia 123293InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 123294InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 123295InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/17 16:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 123296InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/17 17:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:30pm
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 123297InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/18 16:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to Noon
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 123298InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/18 17:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 12:30pm
$26.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 123394InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$117.00
KidzEnergy at Olympia 147066InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 20:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$6.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Olympia 147055InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/14 19:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$11.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 123710InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 123711InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 15:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 148380InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 22:45From September 16, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 123708InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 15:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 123709InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 15:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Painting at Olympia 123842InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 18:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Painting at Olympia 147044InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 18:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Painting at Olympia 123843InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 19:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$16.00
Painting at Olympia 123841InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/09/18 20:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 123904InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 123905InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 123906InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 123907InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 123908InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 147049InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 123923InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 123924InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$16.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 123927InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 123928InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 20:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 123929InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 123930InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Piano at Olympia 148381InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$26.00
Piano at Olympia 148382InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$26.00
Piano at Olympia 123940InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/18 18:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$26.00
Piano at Olympia 123941InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/09/18 19:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$26.00
Play School at Olympia 147053InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/09/14 17:45From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Recreational Tumbling at Olympia 124051InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Recreational Tumbling at Olympia 124052InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$6.00
Seasonal Sports at Olympia 147069InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/09/16 22:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Soccer at Olympia 124331InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 17:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 124360PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 14Coed2015/09/06 16:00From September 6, 2015 to October 25, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 8am to 4pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 147051PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 14Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7:30pm
$0
Song Writing at Olympia 124369InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Tap & Ballet at Olympia 124652InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:15From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$16.00
T-Ball at Olympia 124426InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 18:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Team Gymnastics at Olympia 147057InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/09/14 20:45From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia Cancelled147043InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 22:15From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$16.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 147042InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 22:15From September 17, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$16.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 124621InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$16.00
Volleyball League at Olympia 124777Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$250.00
Volleyball Partnership at Olympia 124790PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/11/01 14:00From November 1, 2015 to December 27, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 10am
Each Sunday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Walking Club at Olympia 124807OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Yoga at Olympia 147067InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$11.00
Young Scientist at Olympia 124912InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/18 20:45From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$16.00

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The 10-acre Olympia Park located west of Harlem Avenue in the Edison Park community offers an immense range of programming for residents. Making the most of its gymnasium and two club rooms, Olympia Park provides instruction in basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and floor hockey for youth.  Outdoors, the park features two senior and one junior baseball field, as well as a combination soccer / football field, four basketball standards, three tennis courts, a playground, and water spray feature.

For those interested in art, there are classes in painting,drawing, and arts & crafts. Olympia Park begins instruction for children as young as 18 months old, with its moms, pops and tots and parent/child art classes. For ages 3-5, the park offers the following developmental programs: fitness fun, preschool, storytime and crafts, seasonal tot t-ball and tot soccer. Teens gather at the park for basketball. Adults can join the popular basketball and volleyball leagues. Seniors participate in their own walking and fitness classes.

Olympia Park takes its name from Olympia Avenue, the street on its northwestern border, which in turn makes reference to the ancient Greek site of the first Olympics. During the 1910s and 1920s, the population of the surrounding Edison Park neighborhood increased from 300 to over 5,000 residents, although stretches of farmland still separated the fine homes. Local residents established the Edison Park District in 1913 to provide recreational opportunities for the developing community. Twelve years later, the Edison Park District purchased a 10-acre tract of open land to create a much-anticipated athletic field. The local athletic association pushed for rapid improvements, even offering to help with fund-raising efforts. The park district quickly responded by grading the site, laying out a baseball field, and erecting a grandstand. In 1934, the Great Depression forced consolidation of Chicago's 22 independent park boards into the unified Chicago Park District. By 1940, the Chicago Park District had improved Olympia Park with a children's playground, tennis courts, and an athletic field that was flooded for ice skating in winter. The park also became known for its 14 beautiful flower beds. During the 1950s, the Chicago Park District constructed a small recreation building in the park. This was remodeled and expanded around 1970. In 1980, a meeting room in the Olympia Park fieldhouse was named in honor of local resident Fred Norton, who was instrumental in lobbying for the fieldhouse expansion.

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