Curie Park

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

Curie Basketball Courts

Curie Basketball Courts

Location: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Fieldhouse

Curie Fieldhouse

Location: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Football/Soccer

Curie Football/Soccer

Location: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Gymnasiums

Curie Gymnasiums

Location: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Clubroom

Curie Clubroom

Location: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Tennis Courts

Curie Tennis Courts

Location: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Curie Volleyball Courts

Curie Volleyball Courts

Location: 4949 S. Archer Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Curie 89382InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Arts & Crafts at Curie 110541InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Dodgeball at Curie 89567InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 24, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$15.00
Indoor Soccer at Curie 90262Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$250.00
Indoor Soccer at Curie 90263Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to November 26, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$250.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 90448InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 90450InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 90451InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 90449InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
TEAM Sports at Curie 91385InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom 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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Curie 91478InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4949 S. Archer Ave. 4
Basketball Court - Outdoor 4949 S. Archer Ave. 5
Fieldhouse 4949 S. Archer Ave. 0
Football / Soccer 4949 S. Archer Ave. 1
Gymnasiums 4949 S. Archer Ave. 3
Meeting/Event Space 4949 S. Archer Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 4949 S. Archer Ave. 0
Tennis Courts 4949 S. Archer Ave. 5
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 4949 S. Archer Ave. 5
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.