Dvorak Park

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

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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
Winter Break Camp at Dvorak 95486CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/12/22 16:00From 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Dvorak 98913InstructionSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 21, 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 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$20.00
Basketball at Dvorak 98912InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball at Dvorak 98914InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$10.00
Basketball at Dvorak 113418InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Bitty Basketball at Dvorak 99071InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$20.00
Boot Camp at Dvorak 99127InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 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
$20.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Dvorak 121574InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Dvorak 114684InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Homework Time at Dvorak 99819InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$5.00
Play School at Dvorak 101027InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$20.00
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 101175InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Dvorak 101176InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 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 101346OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Dvorak 101534InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$20.00
Volleyball at Dvorak 102130InstructionSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$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.