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.

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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.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
Adult Swim at Curie 103682OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/31 02:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
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
Arts & Crafts at Curie 130182InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Learn to Swim at Curie Cancelled130516InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 23:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 103410InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/01 01:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 131253InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 103407InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Curie 103405InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Curie 130540OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/04/04 01:00From April 3, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Curie 130183InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$6.00
TEAM Sports at Curie 104365InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Curie 130524InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/04/03 01:00From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Curie 130537InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Curie 131249InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Youth Swim at Curie 131222OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 01:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 8pm to 9pm
$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.