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.

Events

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
Basketball Camp at Oriole 154481CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/08/15 19:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$36.00
Basketball Camp at Oriole 159804CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$56.00
Day Camp at Oriole 154654CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$357.00
Leadership Camp at Oriole 154961CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$136.00
Soccer Camp at Oriole 155591CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 20:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$77.00
Tabata at Oriole 160390InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/23 23:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$16.00
Volleyball Camp at Oriole 155832CampsCamps - SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/08/15 20:30From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$37.00
Yoga at Oriole 160389InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/24 00:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00

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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.