Dvorak Park

  • 1119 W. Cullerton St.   Chicago, Illinois 60608 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Tony Segura
  • 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.

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Dvorak Baseball

Dvorak Baseball

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Dvorak Basketball

Dvorak Basketball

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Dvorak Fieldhouse

Dvorak Fieldhouse

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Dvorak Soccer

Dvorak Soccer

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Dvorak Gymnasiums

Dvorak Gymnasiums

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Dvorak Horseshoe

Dvorak Horseshoe

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Dvorak Clubrooms

Dvorak Clubrooms

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Dvorak Photography/Dark Room

Dvorak Photography/Dark Room

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Dvorak Playgrounds

Dvorak Playgrounds

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Dvorak Volleyball Court

Dvorak Volleyball Court

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Dvorak Water Play Area

Dvorak Water Play Area

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Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
Family Swim at Dvorak 147800OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/07/03 23:30From July 3, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
Open Swim at Dvorak 119984OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/13 18:30From June 13, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$0
Open Swim at Dvorak 147802OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/07/03 19:45From July 3, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 5pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Dvorak 131117OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/28 23:00From August 28, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Dvorak 131118OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 20:45From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5:45pm
$0
POST Lap Swim at Dvorak 131119OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/25 23:30From August 25, 2015 to September 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Dvorak 131120OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/28 16:00From August 28, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Dvorak 131121OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Dvorak 131122OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/28 17:15From August 28, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Dvorak 131908OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
$0
TEAM Sports at Dvorak 121165InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 22:00From June 12, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Dvorak 125405InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$21.00
Basketball at Dvorak 125404InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 125521InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$21.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 125520InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$11.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 125519InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$11.00
Boot Camp at Dvorak 125565InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$21.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Dvorak 125813InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Homework Time at Dvorak 126335InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$10.00
Play School at Dvorak 127518InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:30From September 14, 2015 to December 11, 2015
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
$21.00
Recreational Tumbling at Dvorak 127571InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Dvorak 147684InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 127662InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 127663InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Dvorak 127842OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs50 and upCoed2015/09/09 15:00From September 9, 2015 to December 16, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 128056InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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
$21.00
Volleyball at Dvorak 128760InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to December 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Winter Break Camp at Dvorak 128858CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 16:00From December 21, 2015 to December 31, 2015
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
$21.00

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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.