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.

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
16" Softball League at Olympia 177776Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2017/05/11 23:00From May 11, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$263.00
Baseball Little League Partnership at Olympia 177108PartnershipGroupSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/05/01 22:45From May 1, 2017 to July 19, 2017
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 League at Olympia 177213Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/05/06 00:15From May 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Each Friday from 7:15pm to 10:15pm
$263.00
Flag Football Partnership at Olympia 177443PartnershipGroupSports - FootballAt least 4 but less than 11Coed2017/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Band at Olympia 193868InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/07/05 00:00From July 4, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 193927InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2017/08/28 21:00From August 28, 2017 to August 31, 2017
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
$0
Basketball at Olympia 193925InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 22:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 201622InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2017/06/27 22:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 201621InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/06/28 22:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$8.00
Basketball at Olympia 201620InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Female2017/06/29 00:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$8.00
Basketball at Olympia 193928InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 14Male2017/06/30 22:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball Camp at Olympia 193941CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/21 17:00From August 21, 2017 to August 24, 2017
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
$23.00
Basketball League at Olympia 201619Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/26 23:00From June 26, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 193954Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/09 23:30From June 9, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$268.00
Boot Camp at Olympia 193969InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2017/06/29 00:00From June 28, 2017 to July 26, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Cheerleading - Competitive Partnership at Olympia 194003PartnershipGroupSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 15Coed2017/07/17 22:15From July 17, 2017 to October 26, 2017
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
Day Camp at Olympia 194106CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$421.00
Early Bird Camp at Olympia 194168CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
$37.00
Extended Camp at Olympia 199078CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$40.00
Flag Football at Olympia 194277InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/27 21:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Flag Football at Olympia 199077InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/30 21:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$13.00
Fun and Games at Olympia 201624InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$51.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 200021InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/07/03 19:30From July 3, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 194291InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/07/04 00:00From July 3, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 200022InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/27 19:30From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 200023InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/28 19:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 200024InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/29 19:30From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 200025InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/30 19:30From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 194290InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/30 22:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$27.00
Gymnastics Camp at Olympia 201618CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/08/28 17:00From August 28, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
$15.00
Instrumental at Olympia 194326InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/07/01 00:15From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 7:15pm to 7:45pm
$27.00
Late Summer Camp at Olympia 199079CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$140.00
Leadership Camp at Olympia 194395CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$161.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 194541InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 22:15From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$22.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 194542InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 6Coed2017/06/29 23:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$22.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 200026InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/26 19:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 200017InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 194605InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2017/06/27 22:15From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$22.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 200018InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/28 19:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 200019InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/29 19:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 200020InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/30 19:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 194617InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/29 00:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 7:30pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 194616InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/06/29 00:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8pm
$27.00
Piano at Olympia 194618InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2017/07/01 00:45From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 7:45pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Play Camp at Olympia 201623CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$152.00
Saxophone at Olympia 194704InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 22:15From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$27.00
Sports Camp at Olympia 194802CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/21 18:30From August 21, 2017 to August 24, 2017
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
$23.00
Volleyball Partnership at Olympia 199075PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/08/21 21:00From August 21, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Volleyball Partnership at Olympia 199076PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/08/21 22:30From August 21, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0

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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.