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 Park Pool

Carver Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 939 E. 132nd St.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)745-2262

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Lift

1/9 -3/19 Carver Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 11/28/2016 - 3/20/2017

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.  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 Tuesday, December 6, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Carver 171701OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:50pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$0
Basketball - Open at Carver 172043OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:45From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
Boxing at Carver 172411InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 172412InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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
$13.00
Circus Arts at Carver 189618InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Carver 190794InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Fitness Boot Camp at Carver Cancelled172651InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Fun and Games at Carver 189502InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & Games18 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 5pm
$0
Fun with Food at Carver 190795InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Game Room at Carver 189504OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/16 22:30From January 16, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Carver 189500Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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
$0
Inner City Basketball at Carver 189796Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim (Special Recreation) at Carver 188749InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Carver 187195InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Carver 187196InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 22:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Carver 173496InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Carver 189501InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Open Swim at Carver 173882OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Carver 174053InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 2017
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
Seasonal Sports Club at Carver 174335InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Senior Swim at Carver 187194OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$0
Special Olympics Swimming at Carver 174597InstructionAquatics - LessonsAnyCoed2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 6pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Carver 174735InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 6pm
$35.00
Teen Fit Box at Carver 173158InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Teen Leadership Club at Carver 172986InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Carver 187220InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Windy City Hoops-Basketball at Carver 175406Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 10pm
Each Saturday from 5pm to 10pm
$0
Yoga at Carver 190793InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Yoga at Carver 175456InstructionWellness - Yoga13 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Yoga at Carver Cancelled189499InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 10 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 22:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$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.