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 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. Outside, Dvorak Park offers a swimming pool and interactive water feature, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a picnic area. 

Young park-goers enjoy coming to Dvorak Park for baseball and seasonal sports at the facility. The park offers theater and performance arts classes, as well as special events, for older kids and teens in partnership with Elevarte, community-based arts organization. Adults come to Dvorak Park to particpate in a range of fitness activities, and parents gather at the park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

Additionally, Dvorak Park serves as the site for many community festivals, including Mexican Independence Day, Fiesta Del Sol and the annual Annual Muertos de la Risa celebration and We Are Hip Hop Festival from Elevarte.

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts several fun events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, the Annual Pumpkin Patch, Hispanic Heritage celebrations and other Night Out in the Parks special events. 

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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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 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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 14, 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
Adult Swim at Dvorak 195113OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Dvorak 195173InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 17:45From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Basketball League at Dvorak Cancelled200140Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 18Male2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Dvorak Cancelled200143Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2017/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Family Swim at Dvorak 195907OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:45From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Dvorak 196321OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:15From June 20, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 196465InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Dvorak 196464InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Dvorak 196687OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 17:15From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from 12:15pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 3:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Dvorak 197155InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2017 to August 30, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$35.00
Youth Swim at Dvorak 197689OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 16:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
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
Each Friday from 11am to 12:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
12" Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at Dvorak 223912TournamentSports - SoftballAt least 11 but less than 14Female2017/09/30 16:00From September 30, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 4pm
$80.00
Arts & Crafts at Dvorak 221146InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$24.00
Badminton at Dvorak 205107InstructionSports - BadmintonAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Dvorak 221147OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 11:30am
$20.00
Basketball at Dvorak 205338InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 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 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
$23.00
Basketball at Dvorak 205337InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 205486InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$23.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 221148InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:15pm
$23.00
Boot Camp at Dvorak 223914InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Cardio Line Dance at Dvorak 223916InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
$12.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Dvorak 221149InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Cross Country at Dvorak 205744InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Dream Girls Mentoring Program at Dvorak 207978InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 13 but less than 17Female2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Flag Football at Dvorak 206028InstructionSports - FootballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Flag Football at Dvorak 223917InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
$0
Flag Football at Dvorak 206027InstructionSports - FootballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Dvorak 221150InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Floor Hockey at Dvorak 206077InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 12Female2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
$0
Floor Hockey at Dvorak 221151InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Floor Hockey League at Dvorak 221152Individual_LeagueSports - Floor Hockey18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
$80.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Dvorak 221153InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Painting at Dvorak 221154InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 18:30From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall at Dvorak 207076InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to November 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
$12.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Dvorak 207141Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 19:30$36.00
Play School at Dvorak 207257InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
Recreational Tumbling at Dvorak 207305InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Dvorak 207306InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 223919InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 221155InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 223921InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Female2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 207393InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Female2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 221156InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Male2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 207394InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 221157InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/16 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Dvorak 207557OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/06 15:00From September 6, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 207820InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 15, 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
T-Ball at Dvorak 205485InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$20.00
Tiny Talkers - Spanish at Dvorak 221158InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 19:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$16.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Dvorak 208247InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$16.00
Volleyball at Dvorak 208441InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$23.00
Winter Break Camp at Dvorak 208551CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 6pm
Each Friday from 10am to 6pm
$23.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Dvorak 213334InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Dvorak 219261InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 19:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
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

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Located in the 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. Outside, Dvorak Park offers a swimming pool and interactive water feature, baseball fields, an athletic field for football and soccer, a playground and a picnic area. 

Young park-goers enjoy coming to Dvorak Park for baseball and seasonal sports at the facility. The park offers theater and performance arts classes, as well as special events, for older kids and teens in partnership with Elevarte, community-based arts organization. Adults come to Dvorak Park to particpate in a range of fitness activities, and parents gather at the park with their preschoolers for Moms, Pops and Tots classes.

Additionally, Dvorak Park serves as the site for many community festivals, including Mexican Independence Day, Fiesta Del Sol and the annual Annual Muertos de la Risa celebration and We Are Hip Hop Festival from Elevarte.

In addition to programs, Dvorak Park hosts several fun events for the whole family, such as Movies in the Park, the Annual Pumpkin Patch, Hispanic Heritage celebrations and other Night Out in the Parks special events. 

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.