Carver Park

  • 939 E. 132nd St.   Chicago, Illinois 60627 [View Map]
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  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Raymond Richard
  • 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

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Notes: M, 12-8:45pm; Tue/ F, 10-8:45pm; Sa, 11-4:45pm; Su, Closed. Sign up for a membership

Carver Football/Soccer

Carver Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

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 Playgrounds

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Carver Sandbox

Carver Sandbox

Location Notes: 939 E.132nd St.

Carver Sand Volleyball

Carver Sand Volleyball

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Carver 94102Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 19:45From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 6pm
$60.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Carver 106367OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 19:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Carver 105220OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$1.00
Basketball - Open at Carver 132218OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 11, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball Camp at Carver 129588CampsCamps - SportsAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2015/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
$6.00
Boxing at Carver 129589InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 9 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Boxing at Carver 129590InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$11.00
Drop-in at Carver 121841InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
Game Room - Open at Carver 121840OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2015/03/31 17:30From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$3.00
Inner City Baseball - RBI Sr. at Carver 105186InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Carver 105191InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Carver 106369InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Carver 106784OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Carver 107305InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Carver 107304InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 17Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Carver 108350Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/10 23:00From April 10, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Carver 119899OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Carver 131318OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$1.00
Basketball - Open at Carver 118118OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/06/16 18:00From June 16, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4:30pm
$60.00
Boxing at Carver 118210InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 9 but less than 17Coed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
Boxing at Carver 118209InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Day Camp at Carver 118356CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$117.00
Early Bird Camp at Carver 118489CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$11.00
Extended Camp at Carver 118575CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$11.00
Inner City Baseball - Youth at Carver 119183Individual_LeagueSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2015/06/16 18:00From June 16, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Carver 119518InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Open Swim at Carver 119905OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/20 18:45From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Carver 130793OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 23:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Carver 130794OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/29 19:00From August 29, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 5:45pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Carver 130797OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 21:40From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
Each Wednesday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
Each Friday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Carver 130796OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Carver 131943OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$0
PRE Adult Swim at Carver 130324OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/08 23:00From June 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
PRE Open Swim at Carver 130319OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/13 19:00June 13, 2015
Saturday from 2pm to 5:45pm
$0
PRE Teen Swim at Carver 130325OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 21:30From June 8, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5:40pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:40pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Carver 130322OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 20:00From June 8, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Carver 131942OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 16:00From June 8, 2015 to June 26, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 3pm
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Carver 131319InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/06/17 18:00From June 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Carver 131481InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/09 21:40From June 9, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
Each Thursday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$28.00
Teen Swim at Carver 119893OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/15 21:40From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
Each Wednesday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
Each Friday from 4:40pm to 5:40pm
$0
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Carver 121488Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Youth Swim at Carver 119887OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0

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Description

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.