Oriole Park

  • 5430 N. Olcott Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60656 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Frank Clark
  • Park Phone: (773) 631-6197

Situated just south of Bryn Mawr Avenue and west of Harlem Avenue on the northwest side of the city, Oriole Park covers more than 18 acres of land and provides numerous programs year-round for every age resident. Outdoor amenities include two senior and four junior-sized baseball fields, one softball field and one combination soccer/football fields. In addition to two Chicago Plays! renovated playgrounds [one has a ship theme] a sandbox and an awesome interactive spray pool, the park features three tennis courts, two regular and one junior basketball standard and a paved path for walking, running, biking or inline skating.

For its youngest park patrons, Oriole Park offers preschool, storytime and crafts, moms, pops and tots, tot music and t-ball. Adults can participate in walking, piano lessons and co-rec volleyball. Teenagers play basketball or get moving with roller hockey. Oriole Park is used most by youth ages 6-12, who may gain skills in basketball, recreational tumbling, team gymnastics, floor hockey, volleyball, indoor tennis and track and field programs. The park also offers a seasonal sports class that provides practice and preparation for specific regional and citywide athletic tournaments. Piano lessons and fun with food classes are also offered at Oriole Park. Students enrolled in programs become the stars of gym showcases, where they show off the skills they have learned over the past season.

During the summer months the staff offers it's popular and affordable 6-week day camp.  Check us out!

History

Oriole Park takes its name from the surrounding subdivision in the Norwood Park community. As late as 1930, it was a sparsely-settled, semi-rural area. Lying a mile from the Northwestern Railway's Norwood Park station, the neighborhood began to fill with single-family homes in the 1920s, when newly-affordable automobiles allowed middle-class families to move further out. Oriole Park was created by the Edison Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Several years before the consolidation, a committee of the 77th Avenue Improvement Club urged the Edison Park District to create a playground along Oriole Avenue. The local park district purchased the land in mid-1931. By late the following year, the city had vacated an adjacent alley, bringing the park to 2.29 acres. The Edison Park District considered constructing a softball field on the property, but made few improvements to the swampy site. Still, local children used the new park enough to prompt a neighboring farmer to ask that a fence be erected to prevent stray baseballs from ruining his crops. Not long after the 1934 transfer to the Chicago Park District, a softball diamond and a playground were installed at Oriole Park. After World War II, the park district added more than 16 acres to the park in anticipation of increased population expected because of construction of the Northwest Highway. For a time, the park district and the Chicago Board of Education provided joint programming at the park and the adjacent Oriole Park School. This co-operative relationship ended in the early 1970s, when a large fieldhouse was constructed in the park. During the 1990s, the park received a new soft surface playground and an interactive waterplay area.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Oriole Diamonds

Oriole Diamonds

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Notes: 5 Baseball, 2 T-Ball/Softball

Oriole Basketball

Oriole Basketball

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Notes: half courts

Oriole Park - Oriole Park Youth Baseball

Oriole Park - Oriole Park Youth Baseball

Location: 543 N Olcott Ave

Hours: ,

Phone: (773) 789-0005

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

Oriole Fieldhouse

Oriole Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Hours: ,

Oriole Football/Soccer

Oriole Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Oriole Gymnasium

Oriole Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Oriole Clubroom

Oriole Clubroom

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Oriole Playground - NW

Oriole Playground - NWAccessible

Location: 5549 N. Oriole Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Oriole Playground - SE

Oriole Playground - SEAccessible

Location: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Notes: Renovated Fall 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Oriole Tennis

Oriole Tennis

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Oriole Water Spray Feature

Oriole Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 5430 N. Olcott Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Arts & Crafts at Oriole 187054InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$12.00
Basketball at Oriole 169519InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2017/01/13 22:45From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Basketball Skills at Oriole 169614InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Oriole 169643InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/13 21:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at Oriole 169838InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/17 22:45From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at Oriole 169839InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 11 but less than 14Coed2017/01/12 22:45From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Oriole 169966InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 7Female2017/01/16 21:15From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Oriole 169964InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/01/16 22:00From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Oriole 169965InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/01/16 22:45From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Fun and Games at Oriole 170021InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 20:30From January 11, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$16.00
Indoor Soccer Partnership at Oriole 170223PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/02/08 00:00From February 7, 2017 to May 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$55.00
Indoor Soccer Partnership at Oriole 170224PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/02/10 00:00From February 9, 2017 to May 11, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$55.00
Indoor Soccer Partnership at Oriole 170222PartnershipGroupSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/02/11 00:00From February 10, 2017 to May 12, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$55.00
Kiddie College at Oriole 187038InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$105.00
Kiddie College at Oriole 187039InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$105.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Oriole 188549InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/12 17:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11:15am to Noon
$17.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Oriole 188141InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/12 16:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 10:15am to 11am
$17.00
Parent & Tot Sports at Oriole 187037InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$12.00
Recreational Tumbling at Oriole 187041InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Soccer at Oriole 171061InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 20:15From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Soccer at Oriole 171060InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/12 21:15From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$12.00
Soccer at Oriole 171059InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Storytime & Crafts at Oriole 187058InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/17 16:00From January 17, 2017 to March 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 10:45am
$12.00
Team Gymnastics at Oriole 187053InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Teen Club at Oriole 171286OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Oriole 187056InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 15:00From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 9:45am
$0
Tot Spot at Oriole 187040OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 20:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Tot Spot at Oriole 187052OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$12.00
Trash to Treasure at Oriole 187057InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 20:45From January 13, 2017 to March 10, 2017
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Veterans Archery (Special Recreation) at Oriole 171521InstructionSports - Archery18 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
$0
Volleyball at Oriole 171544InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 12 but less than 15Coed2017/01/11 22:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$12.00
Volleyball League at Oriole 171560Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
$255.00
Yoga at Oriole 188140InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/12 15:00From January 12, 2017 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$25.00
Young Scientist at Oriole 187055InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/17 17:30From January 17, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$18.00

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Situated just south of Bryn Mawr Avenue and west of Harlem Avenue on the northwest side of the city, Oriole Park covers more than 18 acres of land and provides numerous programs year-round for every age resident. Outdoor amenities include two senior and four junior-sized baseball fields, one softball field and one combination soccer/football fields. In addition to two Chicago Plays! renovated playgrounds [one has a ship theme] a sandbox and an awesome interactive spray pool, the park features three tennis courts, two regular and one junior basketball standard and a paved path for walking, running, biking or inline skating.

For its youngest park patrons, Oriole Park offers preschool, storytime and crafts, moms, pops and tots, tot music and t-ball. Adults can participate in walking, piano lessons and co-rec volleyball. Teenagers play basketball or get moving with roller hockey. Oriole Park is used most by youth ages 6-12, who may gain skills in basketball, recreational tumbling, team gymnastics, floor hockey, volleyball, indoor tennis and track and field programs. The park also offers a seasonal sports class that provides practice and preparation for specific regional and citywide athletic tournaments. Piano lessons and fun with food classes are also offered at Oriole Park. Students enrolled in programs become the stars of gym showcases, where they show off the skills they have learned over the past season.

During the summer months the staff offers it's popular and affordable 6-week day camp.  Check us out!

Oriole Park takes its name from the surrounding subdivision in the Norwood Park community. As late as 1930, it was a sparsely-settled, semi-rural area. Lying a mile from the Northwestern Railway's Norwood Park station, the neighborhood began to fill with single-family homes in the 1920s, when newly-affordable automobiles allowed middle-class families to move further out. Oriole Park was created by the Edison Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Several years before the consolidation, a committee of the 77th Avenue Improvement Club urged the Edison Park District to create a playground along Oriole Avenue. The local park district purchased the land in mid-1931. By late the following year, the city had vacated an adjacent alley, bringing the park to 2.29 acres. The Edison Park District considered constructing a softball field on the property, but made few improvements to the swampy site. Still, local children used the new park enough to prompt a neighboring farmer to ask that a fence be erected to prevent stray baseballs from ruining his crops. Not long after the 1934 transfer to the Chicago Park District, a softball diamond and a playground were installed at Oriole Park. After World War II, the park district added more than 16 acres to the park in anticipation of increased population expected because of construction of the Northwest Highway. For a time, the park district and the Chicago Board of Education provided joint programming at the park and the adjacent Oriole Park School. This co-operative relationship ended in the early 1970s, when a large fieldhouse was constructed in the park. During the 1990s, the park received a new soft surface playground and an interactive waterplay area.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.