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 Lower West side Community area and Pilsen neighborhood, Dvorak Park totals 5.63 acres and features an auditorium, 2 gymnasiums, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outdoors, the park offers a swimming pool, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, playground and picnic area. The park serves as the site for many community festivals including, Mexican Independence Day and Fiesta Del Sol

Young park-goers can play baseball and seasonal sports at the facility. On the cultural side, Dvorak Park offers theater and performance arts classes in partnership with the Pro’s Art Community.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including swimming. Parents gather at the Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park and Annual Pumpkin Patch

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

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. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 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
Adult Swim at Dvorak 155921OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Dvorak 155973InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 17:45From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Day Camp at Dvorak 156402CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 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
$195.00
Early Bird Camp at Dvorak 156524CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$62.00
Extended Camp at Dvorak 156613CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$62.00
Family Swim at Dvorak 156693OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 20:45From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:15pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:15pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Dvorak 156975OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 157007CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 13:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$133.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 157006CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$32.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 157008CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/08/15 18:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$32.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 157121InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/26 17:15From June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 157119InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 19:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 157120InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 18:30From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 16, 2016
$30.00
Lil' Campers at Dvorak 157268CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$36.00
Lil' Campers at Dvorak 157269CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$36.00
Open Swim at Dvorak 157338OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/21 18:30From June 21, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 16, 2016
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Dvorak 157406OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
$0
Play Camp at Dvorak 157459CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$87.00
Play Camp at Dvorak 157460CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$87.00
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 158263InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$22.00
TEAM Sports at Dvorak 158309InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:15pm
$28.00
Youth Swim at Dvorak 158416OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 17:45From June 20, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 1, 2016
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 Lower West side Community area and Pilsen neighborhood, Dvorak Park totals 5.63 acres and features an auditorium, 2 gymnasiums, meeting rooms and a kitchen. Outdoors, the park offers a swimming pool, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, playground and picnic area. The park serves as the site for many community festivals including, Mexican Independence Day and Fiesta Del Sol

Young park-goers can play baseball and seasonal sports at the facility. On the cultural side, Dvorak Park offers theater and performance arts classes in partnership with the Pro’s Art Community.

Adults participate in a range of activities, including swimming. Parents gather at the Park with their preschoolers for moms, pops and tots

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts fun special events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park and Annual Pumpkin Patch

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.