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.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

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 dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Curie 162024OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/20 02:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
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
$0
Arts & Crafts at Curie 162134InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Family Swim at Curie 162723OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/21 01:00From September 20, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Curie 163253InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/20 01:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 163256InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 163255InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 163254InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Soccer League at Curie 164154Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$260.00
Soccer League at Curie 164155Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 12 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$260.00
TEAM Sports at Curie 164299InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Curie 164384InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Curie 164405InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Youth Swim at Curie 164776OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 01:00From September 22, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$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.