Inside the gym at the Bucktown Apple Pie Contest

The Bucktown Apple Pie Contest is just one of many events we organize every year to raise money for the park.

Special Notice

Holstein Park Field is closed for renovation until further notice due to new sod.

Please refrain from going on the field until the project is completed. We want a beautiful park!  And please keep dogs off as well.

Thank you!

Message from the FOHP Advisory Council

Summer is nearly here and it’s time to get out an enjoy your park! We are working on many new events for the Summer and Fall, so keep an eye out for updates. If you are interested in getting involved in your community, please come to our next meeting on May 19th at 7pm in the Field House (always the 3rd Tuesday or each month).


Zephyr Dance Performing Arts Camp

Registration for Zephyr Dance’s Performing Arts Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13 is open.  Camp runs Monday throughFriday August 10-21st from 9am-2pm and campers present an original dance theatre performance for parents and friends at the end of the 2-weeks.

To register visit

For questions or more information,

email: or

call 773-489-5069.

Space is limited.

Family Dance: Sock Hop Recap

A great time was had by all at the Family Dance: Sock Hop. Thanks to our sponsor, Super Dog Walking the event provided food, fun, crafts, and dancing for all.

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Additionally, our arts partner, Zephyr Dance, provided supercool authentic 50s dance lessons.

We also must thank the wonderful volunteers who helped with setup and cleanup. We couldn’t do it without you!

We had so much fun we can’t wait for next year! If you ever need someone to watch your beloved dog (or cat or bird…) contact Super Dog Walking!


Sailing Apprenticeship for Teens

Presented by Chicago Park District, After School Matters, Navy Pier and Sports 37™

The Chicago Park District is offering a Sailing Apprenticeship this spring for High School Students ages 15-18 that have an interest in learning more about sailing.

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Sailing is a unique, lifelong sport with many benefits.

Colleges are excited to see it on resumes and it is in high demand for summer employment across the country, including opportunities in the marine industry. The Sailing Apprenticeship is a great gateway to this amazing lifelong sport.


Apprenticeship information:

  • Runs March 16 – May 22, 2015
  • Up to $100 as a Completion Award
  • Must be a Chicago resident
  • Upon completion, possible summer employment with the Chicago Park District.
  • Apply today at Click on ‘apply for a Spring 2015 program’ and ‘start new application’. Fill out your information. Enter ‘Sailing’ into program keyword search field.
  • Judd Goldman Sailing Center, 1362 S Linn White Dr., Chicago, IL 60605

For more information please contact:

Joseph Pittman (312) 287-2042 or

Michael Anderson (773) 691-4215.

CPD Wins the Gold Medal

Did you hear about the phenomenal honor the Chicago Park District just won?

Watch it here.