Curie Park

  • 4949 S. Archer Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Thomas Wayda
  • Park Phone: (773) 284-7124

Located in the Archer Heights Community, Curie Park totals 13.50 acres and is a school/park facility offering swimming, 3 gymnasiums, volleyball and meeting room. Outside, the park offers baseball fields and basketball courts and athletic fields for soccer or football.

Park-goers can play seasonal sports or swim at the facility. Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Curie Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family.

History

Curie Park is among a number of sites within the city that are operated jointly by the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Board of Education. The Public Building Commission purchased the park property in 1971, in order to lease it to the park district for recreational purposes and to the board of education for a new high school. The property passed entirely into the hands of the school board in 1990, but the park district continues to use the fieldhouse and the playing fields. Both the park and the adjacent school are named for Nobel prize winner Marie Sklodlowska Curie (1867-1934). Born in 1867 in Warsaw Poland, Marie Sklodlowska studied physics at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1895, she married Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and the two became renowned throughout the scientific world for their work. Together, they discovered the element radium, and the element polonium, which Madame Curie named for her native land.

Parking/Directions

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

Curie Baseball Fields

Curie Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Basketball Courts

Curie Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Fieldhouse

Curie Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Hours: ,

Curie Football/Soccer

Curie Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Curie Gymnasiums

Curie Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Tennis Courts

Curie Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Volleyball Courts

Curie Volleyball Courts

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Day Camp at Curie 154608CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$315.00
Early Bird Camp at Curie 154702CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$104.00
Extended Camp at Curie 154740CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$104.00
Leadership Camp at Curie 159655CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Curie 154993InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/11 21:00From July 4, 2016 to August 29, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 154994InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 21:00From July 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 154995InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/08 21:00From July 8, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Curie 161631OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to September 2, 2016
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
$0
TEAM Sports at Curie Cancelled155662InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 22:00From July 5, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Curie 161630InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/07/05 22:00From July 5, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$28.00

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Description

Located in the Archer Heights Community, Curie Park totals 13.50 acres and is a school/park facility offering swimming, 3 gymnasiums, volleyball and meeting room. Outside, the park offers baseball fields and basketball courts and athletic fields for soccer or football.

Park-goers can play seasonal sports or swim at the facility. Afterschool programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Curie Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family.

Curie Park is among a number of sites within the city that are operated jointly by the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Board of Education. The Public Building Commission purchased the park property in 1971, in order to lease it to the park district for recreational purposes and to the board of education for a new high school. The property passed entirely into the hands of the school board in 1990, but the park district continues to use the fieldhouse and the playing fields. Both the park and the adjacent school are named for Nobel prize winner Marie Sklodlowska Curie (1867-1934). Born in 1867 in Warsaw Poland, Marie Sklodlowska studied physics at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1895, she married Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and the two became renowned throughout the scientific world for their work. Together, they discovered the element radium, and the element polonium, which Madame Curie named for her native land.

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