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.

Descriptors: Grass

Olympia Gymnasium

Olympia Gymnasium

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Clubrooms

Olympia Clubrooms

Location Notes: 6566 N. Avondale Ave.

Olympia Playground

Olympia PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 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
16" Softball League at Olympia 139909Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2016/05/05 23:00From May 5, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$255.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Olympia 154465InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/08/22 21:00From August 22, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Basketball Camp at Olympia 154479CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 17:00From August 22, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
$22.00
Cheerleading - Competitive Partnership at Olympia 159038PartnershipGroupSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 15Coed2016/07/25 22:15From July 25, 2016 to November 3, 2016
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 - Hip Hop at Olympia 154571InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/08/22 16:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Olympia 154570InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 19:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$20.00
Sports Camp at Olympia 155626CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 18:30From August 22, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$22.00
Young Scientist at Olympia 155876InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/08/22 15:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Young Scientist at Olympia 155877InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 18:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 162163InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 14:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$17.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 162164InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 16:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$17.00
Band at Olympia 162233InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 162265OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 162266OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 184939InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Male2016/09/01 22:15From September 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 8am to 9:30am
$50.00
Basketball League at Olympia 162408Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/23 23:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$255.00
Basketball League at Olympia 186156Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Male2016/09/10 14:30From September 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 2pm
$25.00
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 162437PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/11/07 23:15From November 7, 2016 to January 26, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 162436PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/11/12 14:00From November 12, 2016 to January 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 8am to 7pm
$0
Basketball Skills at Olympia 162448InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Basketball Skills at Olympia 184938InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 19:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$17.00
Basketball Skills at Olympia 162447InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Basketball Skills at Olympia 162337InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/23 20:45From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Boot Camp at Olympia 162486InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2016/09/27 23:30From September 27, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$12.00
Cheerleading Partnership at Olympia 162544PartnershipGroupSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/05 22:15From September 5, 2016 to October 27, 2016
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 - Hip Hop at Olympia 184426InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Dino Diggers at Olympia 162650InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/27 17:00From September 27, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at Olympia 162671InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 20:45From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Fit & Strong at Olympia 184930InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
Flag Football at Olympia 162800InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Flag Football at Olympia 162801InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$7.00
Flag Football Partnership at Olympia 162817PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2016 to November 13, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Olympia 162843InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Football Partnership at Olympia 162876PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2016 to November 6, 2016
Each Sunday from 10am to 4pm
$0
Football Partnership at Olympia 162877PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/08/22 20:30From August 22, 2016 to November 11, 2016
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
Guitar - Group at Olympia 162962InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:15From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 162960InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/09/23 20:45From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 162961InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/09/23 21:45From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Indoor Soccer at Olympia 163062InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/22 20:45From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Instrumental at Olympia 184931InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11:45am to 12:15pm
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 184420InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:15From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 163080InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 163081InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 163664InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 184932InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 163083InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/22 17:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:30pm
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 184933InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:45From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:15pm
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 163085InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/23 17:15From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
$27.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 163173InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 9:30am to Noon
$119.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 184929InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$75.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 163442InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 163444InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 22:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$27.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 163440InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 15:15From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$27.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 163441InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 15:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Painting at Olympia 163513InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:15From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Painting at Olympia 163512InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 19:45From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$17.00
Painting at Olympia 163510InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/23 20:45From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163625InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163626InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163627InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163628InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163629InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163644InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163645InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$17.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163646InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163630InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 20:00From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163647InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163648InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 163649InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 184934InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:15pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 184935InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 163663InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 184936InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 163661InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 163662InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/09/23 19:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Recreational Tumbling at Olympia 163841InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Recreational Tumbling at Olympia 163842InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Soccer at Olympia 164111InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 17:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$17.00
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 164181PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 14Coed2016/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2016 to October 30, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 8am to 4pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 164182PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 164191InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Storytime at Olympia 184424InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 17:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
Storytime at Olympia 184425InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$12.00
T-Ball at Olympia 164257InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/09/27 18:30From September 27, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Team Gymnastics at Olympia 164291InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$12.00
Volleyball at Olympia 184937InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$10.00
Volleyball League at Olympia 164636Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:45From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 9:15pm
$255.00
Volleyball Partnership at Olympia 164643PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2016/11/06 14:00From November 6, 2016 to May 28, 2017
Each Sunday from 8am to 10am
Each Sunday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Walking Club at Olympia 164649OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
Young Scientist at Olympia 184422InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 17:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$12.00
Young Scientist at Olympia 164767InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/23 20:45From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$17.00

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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.