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.

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.

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Dvorak Soccer

Dvorak Soccer

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

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 Playgrounds

Dvorak Playgrounds

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Dvorak Park Pool

Dvorak Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1119 W. Cullerton St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)746-5088

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.

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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.
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  • 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
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
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 92401InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 110695InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$10.00
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
Dance - Hip Hop at Dvorak 110860InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 15CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
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
Homework Time at Dvorak 93144InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$5.00
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
Recreational Tumbling at Dvorak 110868InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 23, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Free
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 94350InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
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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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.