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.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Art & ABCs at Olympia 133731InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 18:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$11.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 153167InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 5Coed2016/01/08 15:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 133792InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 17:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to Noon
$16.00
Band at Olympia 133843InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 133886OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 133887OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 133960InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 19:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Basketball at Olympia 133958InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Basketball League at Olympia 134044Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$250.00
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 150252PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 15Male2016/01/08 14:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Sunday from 8am to 9am
Each Monday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 8am to 9am
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 150251PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Male2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 150250PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Male2016/01/08 23:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Boot Camp at Olympia 149823InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$11.00
Bridge Club at Olympia 134145OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 4pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Olympia 149821InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$6.00
Dance - Irish at Olympia 149819InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$6.00
Dance - Irish at Olympia 149820InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$16.00
Dino Diggers at Olympia 149619InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 18:45From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$11.00
Dodgeball at Olympia 134305InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Flag Football at Olympia 134398InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Flag Football at Olympia 150248InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$6.00
Floor Hockey at Olympia 134420InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:15From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$11.00
Fun with Food at Olympia 149620InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$16.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 134537InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$26.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 134535InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 134536InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Gymnastics at Olympia 134560InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Indoor Soccer Partnership at Olympia 134690PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/02/13 18:00From February 13, 2016 to April 9, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$0
Instrumental at Olympia 134700InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/05 17:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 134703InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 134701InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/07 17:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 134702InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:30pm
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 134699InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to Noon
$26.00
Instrumental at Olympia 134698InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 12:30pm
$26.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 134779InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 15:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
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
Kiddie College at Olympia 149616InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/01/04 18:45From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Olympia 135031InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/01/04 20:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$11.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 135044InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/04 16:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 135043InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/05 16:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 149822InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 23:45From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 135046InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/07 16:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$26.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 135045InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Painting at Olympia 135107InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$26.00
Painting at Olympia 135105InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Painting at Olympia 135106InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 20:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$16.00
Painting at Olympia 135108InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 135190InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 135191InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 135193InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 135194InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 135192InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 150242InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 150243InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 150244InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 150245InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 21:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 150246InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$26.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 150247InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Seasonal Sports at Olympia 150249InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Olympia 150258InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/03/02 23:15From March 2, 2016 to March 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Olympia 150257InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/02/03 23:15From February 3, 2016 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Soccer at Olympia 135588InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2016 to March 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Soccer at Olympia 135590InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 18:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, February 12, 2016
$16.00
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 135619PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 14Coed2016/02/08 23:15From February 8, 2016 to March 17, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 9pm
$0
Song Writing at Olympia 135634InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$11.00
Storytime at Olympia Cancelled149617InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$11.00
Tap & Ballet at Olympia 135717InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 20:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$11.00
T-Ball at Olympia 135695InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 19:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Team Gymnastics at Olympia 135733InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:45From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$11.00
Teen Club at Olympia 135786OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/02/02 23:15From February 2, 2016 to March 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 135907InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 135906InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$16.00
Volleyball Clinic Partnership at Olympia 152812PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/01/04 21:45From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$0
Volleyball League at Olympia 136064Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$250.00
Volleyball League Partnership at Olympia 136067PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 15Female2016/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Volleyball Partnership at Olympia 136068PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 16Female2016/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Walking Club at Olympia 136075OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2016/01/04 14:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Young Scientist at Olympia 136178InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
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
Art & ABCs at Olympia 140011InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/03/29 17:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$12.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 140068InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 14:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$17.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 140067InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 16:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$17.00
Band at Olympia 140136InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Baseball Little League Partnership at Olympia 140173PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/04/25 22:45From April 25, 2016 to July 13, 2016
Each Monday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 7pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 153605OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/03/29 01:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 140202OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/29 16:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 140203OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 140280InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/04/18 22:15From April 18, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$7.00
Basketball at Olympia 140279InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 18:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Basketball at Olympia 140177InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 15Male2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 140281InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/04/12 22:15From April 12, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$7.00
Basketball at Olympia 153603InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/04/20 22:30From April 20, 2016 to June 8, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Basketball at Olympia 153513InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Basketball at Olympia 140283InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Basketball at Olympia 140282InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Basketball at Olympia 153604InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$7.00
Basketball League at Olympia 140324Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/04/29 23:30From April 29, 2016 to July 22, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$255.00
Boot Camp at Olympia 140597InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2016/03/30 00:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8pm
$22.00
Bridge Club at Olympia 140376OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/04/11 17:30From April 11, 2016 to May 9, 2016
Monday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm on the 2nd week of each month
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Olympia 153422InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/29 21:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Dance - Irish at Olympia 153423InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Dino Diggers at Olympia 153420InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 17:45From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$11.00
Dodgeball at Olympia 140526InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 13Male2016/03/30 20:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Flag Football at Olympia 140615InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 20:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Flag Football at Olympia 140616InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 20:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$17.00
Flag Football Partnership at Olympia 140619PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 4 but less than 11Coed2016/03/27 17:00From March 27, 2016 to June 19, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
$150.00
Floor Hockey at Olympia 140634InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/03/28 20:45From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Floor Hockey at Olympia 140633InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 18:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 140734InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 140733InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2016/03/30 21:45From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$17.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 140731InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 140735InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 140732InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/04/01 21:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Gymnastics at Olympia 140754InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/03/29 20:45From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Instrumental at Olympia 140828InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/03/30 16:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to Noon
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 140829InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$27.00
Instrumental at Olympia 140827InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/04/01 17:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 12:30pm
$27.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 140912InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 14:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
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
$119.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 152877InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/03/28 17:45From March 28, 2016 to June 5, 2016
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2pm
$21.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Olympia 141159InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/28 19:15From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 141174InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/28 15:30From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 141175InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 141173InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Nature Fun at Olympia 153424InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least but less than 7Coed2016/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$11.00
Painting at Olympia 141260InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 18:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00
Painting at Olympia 141258InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 18:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Painting at Olympia 141261InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/04/01 19:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$17.00
Painting at Olympia 141259InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141340InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141341InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141342InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141343InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 21:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141344InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 153898InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141346InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2016/03/29 20:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 153899InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141347InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 22:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 141345InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 141367InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/03/28 16:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 141368InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/03/28 17:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 12:30pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 153900InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 153901InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 141366InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2016/04/01 18:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$27.00
Soccer at Olympia 153902InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:15From March 28, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Soccer at Olympia 141817InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$7.00
Soccer at Olympia 153419InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 17:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 141864PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/03 13:00From April 3, 2016 to April 17, 2016
Each Sunday from 8am to 6pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 141858PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 22:15From March 28, 2016 to April 11, 2016
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 9pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 141863PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2016/04/02 13:00From April 2, 2016 to April 16, 2016
Each Saturday from 8am to 6pm
$0
Song Writing at Olympia 141872InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$12.00
Sports Conditioning at Olympia 141895InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2016/03/30 21:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$7.00
Storytime at Olympia 141920InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$12.00
Tap & Ballet at Olympia 141987InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 19:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Team Gymnastics at Olympia 142000InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:45From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 142173InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 19:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$17.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 142172InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$17.00
Volleyball League Partnership at Olympia 142354PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2016/04/19 23:00From April 19, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Young Scientist at Olympia 142455InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$12.00

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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.