Chicago Park District
Olympia Park fieldhouse

Welcome to Olympia Park

 
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Olympia Park Playground

Olympia Park Playground

 
New Slam Dunk Basketball Court at Olympia Park

new Slam Dunk Court

 
Kids enjoying the playground at Olympia Park
 

Olympia Park

6566 N. Avondale Ave. Chicago IL 60631

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M, T, Th 9am - 9pm W, F 9am - 9:30pm Sa 8:30am - 5:30pm Su 11am - 4pm

Park Supervisor:
Jim Ziaja

(773) 631-6861

 
 
 

Description

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.

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MAY
17
Seasonal Sports at Olympia
Event's details
May 17, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6566 N. Avondale Ave. Chicago IL 60631


 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
MAY
30
World Oceans Day Workshop! at Olympia
Event's details
May 30, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
6566 N. Avondale Ave. Chicago IL 60631


 
(06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)
 
 

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Monday, February 24 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Monday, April 7 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18. 

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 3
Basketball Court - Outdoor 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 4
Fieldhouse 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 0
Football / Soccer - Grass 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 2
Playgrounds 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 1
Tennis Courts 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 3
Water Spray Features 6566 N. Avondale Ave. 1
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.

 

 

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