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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

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
Basketball at Olympia 202437InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 15Male2017/09/01 22:15From September 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
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 Cancelled224006Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Female2017/11/06 17:00From November 6, 2017 to January 23, 2018
Each Sunday from 11am to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$100.00
Basketball League at Olympia Cancelled224007Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 9Female2017/11/06 17:00From November 6, 2017 to January 23, 2018
Each Sunday from 11am to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$100.00
Basketball League at Olympia Cancelled224010Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Male2017/11/06 17:00From November 6, 2017 to January 23, 2018
Each Sunday from 11am to 3pm
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$100.00
Basketball League at Olympia Cancelled224009Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 9Male2017/11/06 23:15From November 6, 2017 to January 23, 2018
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 1:30pm
Each Saturday from 8am to 1:30pm
$100.00
Basketball League at Olympia Cancelled224008Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 11Female2017/11/07 00:45From November 6, 2017 to January 23, 2018
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$100.00
Basketball League at Olympia Cancelled224011Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 11Male2017/11/07 00:45From November 6, 2017 to January 23, 2018
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$100.00
Basketball League at Olympia 227272Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Male2017/11/03 22:00From November 3, 2017 to February 2, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$25.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 209023InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 5Coed2018/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$19.00
Band at Olympia 209058InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 209105OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2018/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 209106OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2018/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 209173InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2018/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$8.00
Basketball League at Olympia 209237Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2018/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$273.00
Boot Camp at Olympia 209308InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2018/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:30pm
$14.00
Bridge Club at Olympia 209335OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 4pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop at Olympia 209428InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/23 22:30From January 23, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$9.00
Dino Diggers at Olympia 209465InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/23 18:00From January 23, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$14.00
Dodgeball at Olympia 209494InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$9.00
Drawing & Painting at Olympia 225994InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2018/01/12 18:30From January 9, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
FFW Preview - Boot Camp at Olympia 228699InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2018/01/10 01:00January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 7pm to 7:30pm
$0
FFW Preview - Step Aerobics at Olympia 228618InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/09 19:30January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Step Aerobics at Olympia 229017InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/11 19:30January 11, 2018
Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Walking Club at Olympia 228869OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2018/01/08 14:00January 8, 2018
Monday from 8am to 9am
$0
FFW Preview - Walking Club at Olympia 229078OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2018/01/09 14:00January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 8am to 9am
$0
FFW Preview - Walking Club at Olympia 229079OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2018/01/10 14:00January 10, 2018
Wednesday from 8am to 9am
$0
FFW Preview - Walking Club at Olympia 229080OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2018/01/11 14:00From January 8, 2018 to January 12, 2018
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
$0
FFW Preview - Walking Club at Olympia 229081OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2018/01/12 14:00January 12, 2018
Friday from 8am to 9am
$0
Flag Football at Olympia 209582InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$9.00
Flag Football at Olympia 209583InstructionSports - FootballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 21:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$9.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 209714InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2018/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$29.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 209715InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$29.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 209712InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2018/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$29.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 209713InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 22:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$29.00
Gymnastics at Olympia 209750InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/23 21:45From January 23, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$9.00
Gymnastics at Olympia 209751InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/18 22:30From January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$9.00
Indoor Soccer Partnership at Olympia 209827PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/02/17 18:00From February 17, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 5pm
$0
Instrumental at Olympia 209847InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
$29.00
Instrumental at Olympia 209850InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$29.00
Instrumental at Olympia 209848InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/11 17:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$29.00
Instrumental at Olympia 209849InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/11 18:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:30pm
$29.00
Instrumental at Olympia 209846InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/12 17:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:45am to 12:15pm
$29.00
Instrumental at Olympia 209845InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2018/01/12 18:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
$29.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 209920InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/17 15:30From January 17, 2018 to March 14, 2018
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
$127.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 209921InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2018/01/19 19:30From January 19, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$24.00
Little Artists at Olympia 209022InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$19.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 210182InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2018/01/08 16:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$29.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 210185InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
$29.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 210184InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2018/01/11 16:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$29.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 210183InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2018/01/12 16:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$29.00
Painting at Olympia 210240InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/12 21:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$19.00
Piano - Group - Advanced at Olympia 210306InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 210307InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 210308InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 210310InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 210309InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 210324InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 210325InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 210326InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 210327InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$29.00
Piano - Group - Intermediate at Olympia 210328InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 21:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$29.00
Saxophone at Olympia 210447InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2018/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$29.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Olympia 210522InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/03/07 22:30From March 7, 2018 to April 4, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Olympia 210652InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/18 21:45From January 18, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$9.00
Soccer at Olympia 210653InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/19 18:00From January 19, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
$19.00
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 210689PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 14Coed2018/02/12 23:15From February 12, 2018 to March 22, 2018
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 210699InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$14.00
Step Aerobics at Olympia 227738InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2018/01/18 19:30From January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$14.00
T-Ball at Olympia 210792InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/22 18:00From January 22, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$19.00
Team Gymnastics at Olympia 210835InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/01/22 21:45From January 22, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$14.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 227739InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2018/01/24 18:00From January 24, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
$18.00
Volleyball Clinic Partnership at Olympia 211107PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Volleyball Partnership at Olympia 211111PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 16Female2018/01/15 01:00From January 14, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Each Sunday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Walking Club at Olympia 211116OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2018/01/08 14:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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 211221InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2018/01/18 18:00From January 18, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$14.00
Young Scientist at Olympia 211220InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2018/01/19 21:45From January 19, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$14.00

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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.