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:

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

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 save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch Softball League at Dvorak 178474Individual_LeagueSports - SoftballAt least 11 but less than 14Female2017/04/03 21:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7pm
$0
Arts & Crafts at Dvorak 193133InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 18:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Arts & Crafts Partnership at Dvorak 193134PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Dvorak 178551OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Dvorak 178552OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Dvorak 197982OpenSports - Basketball25 and upCoed2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to Noon
$20.00
Basketball - Teen League at Dvorak 178714Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/06 22:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 178766InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 7Coed2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$16.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 178768InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/04/08 15:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11:30am
$21.00
Boot Camp at Dvorak 178803InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$16.00
Cardio Line Dance at Dvorak 193135InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Dvorak 193136InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Drop-in at Dvorak 197981InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/04/19 15:00April 19, 2017
Wednesday from 10am to Noon
$0
Drop-in at Dvorak 197980InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 15:00April 7, 2017
Friday from 10am to Noon
$0
Gymnastics at Dvorak 180659InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Kickball League at Dvorak 193138Individual_LeagueSports - KickballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7pm
$0
Mighty Fit Kids at Dvorak 193139InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Park Kids - Spring at Dvorak 184777InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 19:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
$12.00
Play School at Dvorak 180619InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 180740InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 180741InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Dvorak 180898OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Dvorak 193143OpenSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer - Open at Dvorak 193144OpenSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Dvorak 193142InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Soccer at Dvorak 193140InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$16.00
Soccer at Dvorak 193141InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/04/08 18:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Soccer League at Dvorak 193149Team_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Dvorak 181162CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 15:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 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
$26.00
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 181197InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 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
$24.00
Table Tennis at Dvorak 193145InstructionSports - Table TennisAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Club at Dvorak 193146OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Female2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Dvorak 193147InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Track & Field at Dvorak 193150InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Track & Field at Dvorak 193151InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Dvorak 181968OpenSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$24.00

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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.