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.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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 League at Olympia 112376Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 11Female2014/09/21 18:30From September 21, 2014 to December 28, 2014
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Sunday, October 5, 2014
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 89622PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2014/11/08 14:00From November 8, 2014 to January 24, 2015
Each Saturday from 8am to 4pm
$90.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Olympia 113039InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 18:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$10.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 95931InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Olympia 95932InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$15.00
Band at Olympia 113032InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAnyCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 113097OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Olympia 115010OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball at Olympia 96091InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$15.00
Basketball at Olympia 113046InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$5.00
Basketball at Olympia 113047InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Basketball at Olympia 113048InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$5.00
Basketball League at Olympia 115833Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 14Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 115832Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 14Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113069Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 12Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113078Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 13Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113080Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 13Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113074Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113077Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 14Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113081Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 14Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 96170Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 12Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113076Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Male2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 113072Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Female2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$0
Basketball League at Olympia 96168Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$245.00
Basketball League Partnership at Olympia 113987PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 15Coed2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 24, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
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 9pm
$500.00
Basketball League Partnership at Olympia 113986PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 15Male2015/01/10 14:00From January 10, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to 9pm
Each Saturday from 8am to 9pm
$420.00
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 113083PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 23:15From January 5, 2015 to February 5, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 113084PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to February 5, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 113988PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 9Coed2015/01/06 00:45From January 5, 2015 to February 5, 2015
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 113086PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 01:30From January 5, 2015 to February 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 113087PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 02:15From January 5, 2015 to February 5, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 8:15pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8:15pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 113058PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 10Female2015/01/10 14:00From January 10, 2015 to February 7, 2015
Each Saturday from 8am to Noon
$0
Basketball Partnership at Olympia 113089PartnershipGroupSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Male2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to February 7, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 7pm
$0
Bridge Club at Olympia 96247OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 4pm
$0
Dodgeball at Olympia 115822InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Dodgeball at Olympia 96403InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Flag Football at Olympia 113038InstructionSports - FootballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/06 21:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$5.00
Flag Football at Olympia 96533InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Floor Hockey at Olympia 115823InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$5.00
Floor Hockey at Olympia 113042InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at Olympia 113050InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 96679InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/01/06 22:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$25.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 96674InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Guitar - Group at Olympia 96675InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$25.00
Gymnastics at Olympia 113054InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Gymnastics at Olympia 113055InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$5.00
Indoor Soccer Partnership at Olympia 96799PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/02/15 17:00From February 15, 2015 to April 12, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to 3pm
$0
Indoor Soccer Partnership at Olympia 96800PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2015/02/14 15:00From February 14, 2015 to April 11, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
$0
Instrumental at Olympia 96828InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/06 17:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to Noon
$25.00
Instrumental at Olympia 97508InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/06 18:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:30pm
$25.00
Instrumental at Olympia 97503InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to Noon
$25.00
Instrumental at Olympia 97504InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:30pm
$25.00
Instrumental at Olympia 96827InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 12:30pm
$25.00
Instrumental at Olympia 96826InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 12:30pm
$25.00
Kiddie College at Olympia 96913InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 15:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
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
$115.00
KidzEnergy at Olympia 113051InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 18:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$10.00
KidzEnergy at Olympia 113052InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Olympia 113049InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 97195InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 113033InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 16:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:15am to 11am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 97197InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/08 16:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Music at Olympia 97196InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$25.00
Painting at Olympia 97429InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/01/09 19:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$25.00
Painting at Olympia 113034InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$15.00
Painting at Olympia 113741InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/01/09 20:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$15.00
Painting at Olympia 97430InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 97482InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 97483InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 97485InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 97486InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5pm
$25.00
Piano - Group - Beginner at Olympia 97484InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:30pm
$25.00
Piano at Olympia 113036InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/05 17:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11:30am to Noon
$25.00
Piano at Olympia 113037InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 12:30pm
$25.00
Piano at Olympia 97507InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 12 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4pm
$25.00
Piano at Olympia 97506InstructionCulture and Arts - Music18 and upCoed2015/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2pm
$25.00
Play School at Olympia 113035InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/05 18:45From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Olympia 97698InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to April 7, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Olympia 113057InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 15Male2015/01/09 23:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Olympia 97751InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/01/07 23:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm
$0
Soccer at Olympia 97880InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 19:15From January 5, 2015 to March 9, 2015
Each Monday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$15.00
Soccer at Olympia 113094InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2015 to March 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$5.00
Soccer at Olympia 113095InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$5.00
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113093PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2015/02/15 21:00From February 15, 2015 to April 5, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113060PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/02/09 23:15From February 9, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113062PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2015/02/10 00:00From February 9, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113067PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/02/10 00:45From February 9, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113989PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2015/02/10 00:45From February 9, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113065PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 8Coed2015/02/10 01:30From February 9, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113066PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/02/10 02:15From February 9, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 8:15pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8:15pm to 9pm
$0
Soccer Partnership at Olympia 113091PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 8Coed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$0
Song Writing at Olympia 113031InstructionCulture and Arts - MusicAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Storytime at Olympia 113053InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2015/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Tap & Ballet at Olympia 113045InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 20:15From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
T-Ball at Olympia 97971InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 19:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$15.00
Team Gymnastics at Olympia 113056InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$10.00
Teen Club at Olympia 98061OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/02/03 23:00From February 3, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Dance at Olympia 113044InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 18:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 113043InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$10.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Olympia 113041InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$15.00
Volleyball at Olympia 98294InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$5.00
Volleyball League at Olympia 98313Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$245.00
Volleyball League Partnership at Olympia 113030PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 15Female2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Volleyball Partnership at Olympia 113029PartnershipGroupSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 16Female2015/01/11 14:00From January 11, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 8am to Noon
$0
Walking Club at Olympia 97960OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2015/01/05 14:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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 113040InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$10.00

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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.