Curie Park

  • 4949 S. Archer Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours: , ,
  • 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, three gymnasiums, volleyball and meeting room.

Outside, the park offers baseball fields and basketball courts, as well as 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 High School Pool

Curie High School Pool (1)

Location Notes: 4959 S. Archer Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)535-2020

Descriptors: Indoor

Curie Tennis Courts

Curie Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Volleyball Courts

Curie Volleyball Courts

Location Notes: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Winter Programs

Most winter  programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, February 13.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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
Adaptive Judo (Special Recreation) at Curie 189694InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/14 18:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Adult Swim at Curie 169220OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/10 03:00From January 9, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Monday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Thursday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Friday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Aerobics (Special Recreation) at Curie 189695InstructionWellness - Aerobics12 and upCoed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Curie 187804Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 19Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 20, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Family Swim at Curie 169884OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/11 02:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Curie 170377InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/01/10 02:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 170378InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 170379InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 170380InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots (Special Recreation) at Curie 189696InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 20:15From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Curie 171248InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Curie 171323InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Curie 171343InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Wrestling at Curie 187803InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 9 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Youth Swim at Curie 171670OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/15 02:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Curie 175834OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/04 02:00From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Wednesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Thursday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Friday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Family Swim at Curie 175797OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/05 01:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Curie 175696InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/04 01:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 175697InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 175695InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 175694InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Curie 175838OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/09 01:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Curie 175847InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Curie 175660InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Curie 175625InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Volleyball League at Curie 177562Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 14 but less than 20Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Wrestling at Curie 198243InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$26.00

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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, three gymnasiums, volleyball and meeting room.

Outside, the park offers baseball fields and basketball courts, as well as 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.