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:

Events

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Pumpkin Patch at Dvorak

Location: Dvorak Park, Chicago, IL  60608

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. 

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
Arts & Crafts at Dvorak 184771InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
Arts & Crafts Open Studio Partnership at Dvorak 184775PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts6 and upCoed2016/09/29 20:00From September 29, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Badminton at Dvorak 184744InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball - 4 on 4 League at Dvorak 184753Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$150.00
Basketball at Dvorak 165271InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
$22.00
Basketball at Dvorak 165270InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Dvorak 184739Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Male2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 165407InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 9:45am
$22.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 165405InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2016/09/24 15:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$22.00
Cross Country at Dvorak 184767InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Cross Country at Dvorak 184764InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Dodgeball League at Dvorak 184768Team_LeagueSports - Dodgeball18 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$60.00
Family Arts and Crafts Partnership at Dvorak 184774PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Decorative Arts6 and upCoed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
$0
Flag Football at Dvorak 184761InstructionSports - FootballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
$0
Flag Football at Dvorak 184762InstructionSports - FootballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
$0
Floor Hockey at Dvorak 184758InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Dvorak 184759InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Dvorak 185284InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 12Female2016/09/10 18:00From September 10, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Dvorak 166257InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
$11.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Dvorak 184778Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:00$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
Recreational Tumbling at Dvorak 167640InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Dvorak 167641InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 167740InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 167741InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
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
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Dvorak 184750InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/09/24 16:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 2pm
$30.00
Soccer at Dvorak 184747InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
$22.00
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
Teen Club at Dvorak 184755OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Female2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Dvorak 184770InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$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

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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.