Dvorak Park

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

Dvorak Baseball

Dvorak Baseball

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Basketball

Dvorak Basketball

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Fieldhouse

Dvorak Fieldhouse

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Soccer

Dvorak Soccer

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Gymnasiums

Dvorak Gymnasiums

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Horseshoe

Dvorak Horseshoe

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Clubrooms

Dvorak Clubrooms

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Photography/Dark Room

Dvorak Photography/Dark Room

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Playgrounds

Dvorak Playgrounds

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Volleyball Court

Dvorak Volleyball Court

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Water Play Area

Dvorak Water Play Area

Location: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Dvorak 81846InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Day Camp at Dvorak 82235CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$180.00
Early Bird Camp at Dvorak 82356CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$60.00
Extended Camp at Dvorak 82435CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$60.00
Family Swim at Dvorak 86660OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 28, 2014
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
Free
Fitness Bootcamp at Dvorak 87080InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Lap Swim at Dvorak 87386OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to September 11, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$40.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 82768CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$126.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 82767CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Late Summer Camp at Dvorak 82769CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 82851InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 29, 2014 to August 3, 2014
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 82849InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 82850InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$22.00
Lil' Campers at Dvorak 82982CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
$33.00
Lil' Campers at Dvorak 82983CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$33.00
Open Swim at Dvorak 86658OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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 Friday from 2:45pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Free
Open Swim at Dvorak 86661OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Free
Open Swim at Dvorak 86659OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Free
Parent and Tot Swim at Dvorak 86662OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 31, 2014
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
Free
Play Camp at Dvorak 83121CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 12:30pm
$80.00
Play Camp at Dvorak 83122CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$80.00
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 83326InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 22, 2014
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
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Dvorak 83360InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Dvorak 83428Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Dvorak 83429Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Dvorak 92261InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$20.00
Basketball at Dvorak 92260InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
Free
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 92402InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Boot Camp at Dvorak 92445InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Circus Arts Arts Partner at Dvorak 92595PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Handbuilding Arts Partner at Dvorak 93125PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Handbuilding Arts Partner at Dvorak 93124PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Play School at Dvorak 94212InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 94351InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Dvorak 94466OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs50 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 17, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Free
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 94692InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$20.00
Volleyball at Dvorak 95384InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Winter Break Camp at Dvorak 95486CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom December 22, 2014 to January 2, 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
$20.00
Zumba at Dvorak 110866InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to Noon
$20.00

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Description

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

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 1119 W. Cullerton St. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 1119 W. Cullerton St. 1
Fieldhouse 1119 W. Cullerton St. 0
Football / Soccer 1119 W. Cullerton St. 1
Gymnasiums 1119 W. Cullerton St. 2
Horseshoe Pits 1119 W. Cullerton St. 1
Meeting/Event Space 1119 W. Cullerton St. 2
Photography Studios 1119 W. Cullerton St. 1
Playgrounds 1119 W. Cullerton St. 2
Swimming Pools 1119 W. Cullerton St. 0
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 1119 W. Cullerton St. 1
Water Playgrounds 1119 W. Cullerton St. 1
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.