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. Inside, the park features an auditorium, two gymnasiums, a computer room, an art room, meeting rooms and a kitchen.

Outdoors, Dvorak Park offers a swimming pool, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a 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, and parents gather at the park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts several fun events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, the Annual Pumpkin Patch and the We Are Hip Hop Festival. 

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 Park Pool

Dvorak Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)746-5088

Descriptors: Outdoor, ADA Lift, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

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:

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Dvorak 184778Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 19:30$33.00
Play School at Dvorak 167464InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$22.00
Senior Citizens Club at Dvorak 167911OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs50 and upCoed2016/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2016 to December 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 168138InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to December 23, 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
Volleyball at Dvorak 168934InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$22.00
Winter Break Camp at Dvorak 169030CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 6pm
Each Friday from 10am to 6pm
$22.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Dvorak 187933InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 19:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Basketball - Open at Dvorak 187952OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Basketball at Dvorak 187935InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Dvorak 187939InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball at Dvorak 189717InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 00:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 9pm
$0
Basketball at Dvorak 172172InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/14 16:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$23.00
Basketball Tournament at Dvorak 187954TournamentSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/03/03 00:00From March 2, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$102.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 172330InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 15:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$23.00
Conditioning at Dvorak 172388InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$23.00
Gymnastics at Dvorak 173027InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Gymnastics at Dvorak 187941InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Dvorak 187955Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Female2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Mighty Fit Family at Dvorak 187943InstructionWellness - Fitness3 and upCoed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$23.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Dvorak 187947InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Park Kids - Winter at Dvorak 184776InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6pm
$11.00
Play School at Dvorak 174105InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$23.00
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 174246InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 187927InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Dvorak 174399OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Dvorak 187953InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/14 17:30From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 2pm
$30.00
Soccer - Open at Dvorak 187950OpenSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Dvorak 187951OpenSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer at Dvorak 187949InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$23.00
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 174613InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
Table Tennis at Dvorak 187948InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Teen Club at Dvorak 187937OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Female2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Dvorak 187936InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$23.00
Urban Moves at Dvorak 172656InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$2.00
Volleyball - Open at Dvorak 175334OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Volleyball at Dvorak 187930InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Volleyball at Dvorak 187931InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Volleyball League at Dvorak 187956Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$80.00
Wrestling at Dvorak 187938InstructionSports - WrestlingAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0

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Located in the Lower West side community area and 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.

Outdoors, Dvorak Park offers a swimming pool, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a 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, and parents gather at the park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts several fun events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, the Annual Pumpkin Patch and the We Are Hip Hop Festival. 

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.