Carver Park

  • 939 E. 132nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60827 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Bryan Bradley
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6047

Located in the Altgeld community, Carver Park totals 15.71 acres and features a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, boxing ring, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers a playground, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms and fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, boxing, Inner City Basketball, Inner City Baseball, and Inner City Football. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to a menu of programs, Carver Park hosts special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

History

Carver Park lies adjacent to the Chicago Housing Authority's Altgeld Gardens housing development and the Chicago Board of Education's George Washington Carver School. When the C.H.A. constructed Altgeld Gardens in 1943/1944, the project quadrupled the housing stock in the Riverdale neighborhood. Several years later, the Chicago Park District, recognizing the increasing need for recreational opportunities, began to purchase land for park development. Today, in addition to maintaining extensive outdoor recreational facilities at Carver Park, the Chicago Park District operates the Altgeld Garden Homes Community Center jointly with C.H.A. and the board of education. George Washington Carver (c.1861-1943), for whom both the park and the neighboring school are named, was a highly-influential African-American scientist. Born to a slave mother, Carver had to support himself from an early age, but managed to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees from Iowa State Agricultural College once he reached his 30s. In 1896, he moved to Alabama to direct the newly-organized department of agriculture at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver urged southern farmers to plant alternative crops - peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes - to replenish soil devastated by years of uninterrupted cotton production. When there proved to be little commercial demand for these crops, Carver embarked on extensive research to develop marketable derivative products. Carver's work at Tuskegee dramatically altered agricultural production in the south and greatly stimulated the region's economy.

Parking/Directions

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

Carver Baseball Fields

Carver Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Carver Basketball Courts

Carver Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Carver Boxing Gym

Carver Boxing Gym

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Carver Fieldhouse

Carver Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Hours: , ,

Carver Fitness Center

Carver Fitness Center

Hours: , ,

Notes:

M, 12-8:45pm; Tue/ F, 10-8:45pm; Sa, 11-4:45pm; Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Carver Football/Soccer

Carver Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Descriptors: Grass

Carver Gymnasium

Carver Gymnasium

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Carver Clubrooms

Carver Clubrooms

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Carver Picnic Area

Carver Picnic Area

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Carver Playgrounds

Carver PlaygroundsAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Carver Sandbox

Carver Sandbox

Location Notes: 939 E.132nd St.

Carver Sand Volleyball

Carver Sand Volleyball

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

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. 

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
Adult Swim at Carver 164811OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Basketball - Open at Carver 165147OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$48.00
Basketball - Open at Carver 165146OpenSports - Basketball16 and upCoed2016/09/24 18:30From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Boxing at Carver 165464InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 17Coed2016/10/17 20:30From October 17, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 7pm
$0
Boxing at Carver 186692InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$12.00
Fitness Boot Camp at Carver 185602InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Fun with Food at Carver 166070InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Junior Bear Football - Pee Wee at Carver 166565InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Carver 166576InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Rec) at Carver 184104InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 8 but less than 55Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Open Swim at Carver 167164OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 5pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Carver 165815InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Carver 184340Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Carver 167847InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Carver 167848InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 20:00From September 23, 2016 to November 18, 2016
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Senior Swim at Carver 167939OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Special Olympics Swimming at Carver 184103InstructionAquatics - Lessons8 and upCoed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
T-Ball at Carver 184105InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Carver 168240InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to January 2, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
$28.00
Teen Fit Box at Carver 185001InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Volleyball at Carver 165265InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$2.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Carver 169016Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/02 21:00From September 2, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Yoga at Carver 184927InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Yoga at Carver 184928InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Carver 169186OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0

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Located in the Altgeld community, Carver Park totals 15.71 acres and features a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, boxing ring, and multi-purpose clubrooms. Outside, the park offers a playground, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms and fields.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, boxing, Inner City Basketball, Inner City Baseball, and Inner City Football. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to a menu of programs, Carver Park hosts special events throughout the year for the entire family including holiday-themed events.

Carver Park lies adjacent to the Chicago Housing Authority's Altgeld Gardens housing development and the Chicago Board of Education's George Washington Carver School. When the C.H.A. constructed Altgeld Gardens in 1943/1944, the project quadrupled the housing stock in the Riverdale neighborhood. Several years later, the Chicago Park District, recognizing the increasing need for recreational opportunities, began to purchase land for park development. Today, in addition to maintaining extensive outdoor recreational facilities at Carver Park, the Chicago Park District operates the Altgeld Garden Homes Community Center jointly with C.H.A. and the board of education. George Washington Carver (c.1861-1943), for whom both the park and the neighboring school are named, was a highly-influential African-American scientist. Born to a slave mother, Carver had to support himself from an early age, but managed to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees from Iowa State Agricultural College once he reached his 30s. In 1896, he moved to Alabama to direct the newly-organized department of agriculture at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver urged southern farmers to plant alternative crops - peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes - to replenish soil devastated by years of uninterrupted cotton production. When there proved to be little commercial demand for these crops, Carver embarked on extensive research to develop marketable derivative products. Carver's work at Tuskegee dramatically altered agricultural production in the south and greatly stimulated the region's economy.

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