Dvorak Park

  • 1119 W. Cullerton St.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Steven Izquierdo
  • Park Phone: (312) 746-5083

Located in the Pilsen neighborhood, Dvorak Park totals 5.63 acres. Inside, the park features an auditorium, two gymnasiums, a computer room, an art room, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outside, Dvorak Park offers a swimming pool and interactive water feature, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a picnic area. 

Young park-goers enjoy coming to Dvorak Park for baseball and seasonal sports at the facility. The park offers theater and performance arts classes, as well as special events, for older kids and teens in partnership with Elevarte, community-based arts organization. Adults come to Dvorak Park to particpate in a range of fitness activities, and parents gather at the park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

Additionally, Dvorak Park serves as the site for many community festivals, including Mexican Independence Day, Fiesta Del Sol and the annual Annual Muertos de la Risa celebration and We Are Hip Hop Festival from Elevarte.

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts several fun events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, the Annual Pumpkin Patch, Hispanic Heritage celebrations and other Night Out in the Parks special events. 

History

In 1907, during an era of major political reform, the West Park Commission began creating its first three neighborhood parks, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford Parks. These were inspired by a revolutionary system of parks which opened in 1905 to provide breathing space and social services to overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods on Chicago's south side. The need for such facilities was even greater on the west side. Because of this population density, the commissioners could only acquire small pieces of property. Dvorak Park was originally only 3.85 acres in size. In recognition of the area's large Bohemian population, the West Park Commission named the park for Anton Dvorak (1841-1904), the famous Czech composer. Jens Jensen, then the West Park Commission's general superintendent and chief landscape designer, developed the original plan for Dvorak Park. Jensen included all of the major components introduced in the south side neighborhood parks: swimming and wading pools, changing rooms and shower baths, an athletic field, a playground, outdoor gymnasiums, and a fieldhouse. Unlike the south side parks, Jensen's neighborhood parks included children's gardens and Prairie-style architecture. Dvorak Park's fieldhouse and bathhouse were designed by William Carbys Zimmerman, who then served as State Architect. In 1999, the Chicago Park District expanded the park by acquiring an adjacent parcel of land. The expansion includes a new walkway and soccer fields.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Unity

Unity (1)

Location Notes: Field house interior

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Dvorak Baseball

Dvorak Baseball

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Basketball

Dvorak Basketball

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Fieldhouse

Dvorak Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Hours: , ,

Dvorak Soccer

Dvorak Soccer

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Descriptors: Grass

Dvorak Gymnasiums

Dvorak Gymnasiums

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Horseshoe

Dvorak Horseshoe

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Clubrooms

Dvorak Clubrooms

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Photography/Dark Room

Dvorak Photography/Dark Room

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Playground - S

Dvorak Playground - SAccessible

Location: 2101 S. May St.

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Dvorak Playgrounds - N

Dvorak Playgrounds - NAccessible

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Dvorak Volleyball Court

Dvorak Volleyball Court

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Water Play Area

Dvorak Water Play Area

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Hours:

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Adult Swim at Dvorak 195113OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Dvorak 195173InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 17:45From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Basketball League at Dvorak Cancelled200140Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Male2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Dvorak Cancelled200143Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2017/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Day Camp at Dvorak 195614CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$205.00
Early Bird Camp at Dvorak 195741CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$65.00
Extended Camp at Dvorak 195829CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$65.00
Family Swim at Dvorak 195907OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:45From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Dvorak 196321OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$40.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 196350CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 13:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$140.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 196349CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/08/07 15:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$40.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 196351CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/08/07 18:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 196465InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 196464InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Dvorak 196687OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 17:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
Play Camp at Dvorak 196811CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$60.00
Play Camp at Dvorak 196812CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$60.00
Senior Citizens Club at Dvorak 199154OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Sports Camp at Dvorak 196620CampsCamps - SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 15:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$40.00
Sports Camp at Dvorak 196621CampsCamps - SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/27 18:00From June 27, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$40.00
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 197104InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/06/12 14:00From June 12, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$23.00
TEAM Sports at Dvorak 197155InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Teen Camp at Dvorak 199153CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
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
$150.00
Youth Swim at Dvorak 197689OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$0

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Located in the Pilsen neighborhood, Dvorak Park totals 5.63 acres. Inside, the park features an auditorium, two gymnasiums, a computer room, an art room, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outside, Dvorak Park offers a swimming pool and interactive water feature, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a picnic area. 

Young park-goers enjoy coming to Dvorak Park for baseball and seasonal sports at the facility. The park offers theater and performance arts classes, as well as special events, for older kids and teens in partnership with Elevarte, community-based arts organization. Adults come to Dvorak Park to particpate in a range of fitness activities, and parents gather at the park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

Additionally, Dvorak Park serves as the site for many community festivals, including Mexican Independence Day, Fiesta Del Sol and the annual Annual Muertos de la Risa celebration and We Are Hip Hop Festival from Elevarte.

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts several fun events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, the Annual Pumpkin Patch, Hispanic Heritage celebrations and other Night Out in the Parks special events. 

In 1907, during an era of major political reform, the West Park Commission began creating its first three neighborhood parks, Dvorak, Eckhart, and Stanford Parks. These were inspired by a revolutionary system of parks which opened in 1905 to provide breathing space and social services to overcrowded immigrant neighborhoods on Chicago's south side. The need for such facilities was even greater on the west side. Because of this population density, the commissioners could only acquire small pieces of property. Dvorak Park was originally only 3.85 acres in size. In recognition of the area's large Bohemian population, the West Park Commission named the park for Anton Dvorak (1841-1904), the famous Czech composer. Jens Jensen, then the West Park Commission's general superintendent and chief landscape designer, developed the original plan for Dvorak Park. Jensen included all of the major components introduced in the south side neighborhood parks: swimming and wading pools, changing rooms and shower baths, an athletic field, a playground, outdoor gymnasiums, and a fieldhouse. Unlike the south side parks, Jensen's neighborhood parks included children's gardens and Prairie-style architecture. Dvorak Park's fieldhouse and bathhouse were designed by William Carbys Zimmerman, who then served as State Architect. In 1999, the Chicago Park District expanded the park by acquiring an adjacent parcel of land. The expansion includes a new walkway and soccer fields.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.