Curie Park

  • 4949 S. Archer Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60632 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Brandon Cotton
  • 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.

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.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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
TEAM Sports at Curie 91385InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to January 2, 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
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Curie 114234OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2014/12/09 03:00From December 8, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Tuesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 9pm to 9:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Curie 112851InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 02:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Curie 96312InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 14 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 23, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
CPD Water Polo Club at Curie 96313InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
Family Swim at Curie 114275OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2014/12/13 02:00From December 12, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Curie 112847InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/07 02:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 112848InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 112849InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 112850InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Curie 114240OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2014/12/13 16:00From December 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
TEAM Sports at Curie 112846InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$28.00
Teen Swim at Curie 114232OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/12/09 02:00From December 8, 2014 to December 29, 2014
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Curie 112852InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Youth Swim at Curie 114879OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/12/13 21:00From December 8, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0

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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.