Ken-Well Park

  • 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Birdie Green
  • Park Phone: (773) 685-3348

Located in the Hermosa neighborhood (a block and a half north of Diversey Avenue, and midway between Pulaski and Cicero avenues), Ken-Well Park’s tiny fieldhouse sits on almost three acres. Outdoors, the park offers junior baseball field, a softball field, a combination football / soccer field, a basketball court, plus a playground with a sandbox and a water spray feature. Additionally, Ken-Well Park offers an ornamental community garden, featuring the Harvest Gardens program for youth.

The park offers numerous programs for youth: Drop-In after-school program, Pre-Teen Club, Game Room, Seasonal Sports / Sports Club, Recreational Tumbling.In the summer, youth can participate in our popular and very affordable six-week day camp program.

The park offers a Teen Leadership Club, adult stretching, and an adult Community Club. Parents gather at Ken-Well Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Play Group, Tiny Tot Tumbling, and Preschool.

We invite you to stop by and check out the seasonal offerings available at Ken-Well Park.

History

Ken-Well Park is one of many small parks created by the City of Chicago to meet increasing recreational demands after World War II. Beginning in 1947, the City Council identified property in the Hermosa neighborhood for park development. In the early 1950s, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation soon improved the site with playground equipment, a shelter house, a sandbox, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. In 1959, the city transferred Ken-Well Park to the Chicago Park District, which installed a new soft surface playground in 1990. The park's name combines those of the two adjacent streets, Kenosha Avenue and Wellington Street. Kenosha Avenue bears the name of the southeastern Wisconsin port town. Wellington Street honors Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852). Having found great military success in British Colonial India and during the Napoleonic Wars of 1809-1814, Wellesley was awarded the title Duke of Wellington in 1814. When Napoleon returned to head the French Army in 1815, Wellington decisively defeated him in the Battle of Waterloo. The "Iron Duke" went on to become a statesman, serving as prime minister of Great Britain from 1828 to 1830.

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Ken-Well Diamond

Ken-Well Diamond

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Ken-Well Basketball

Ken-Well Basketball

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Ken-Well Fieldhouse

Ken-Well Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Hours: ,

Ken-Well Football/Soccer

Ken-Well Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Ken-Well Clubroom

Ken-Well Clubroom

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Ken-Well Playground

Ken-Well PlaygroundAccessible

Hours:

Notes: Renovated Summer 2014, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Ken-Well Sandbox

Ken-Well Sandbox

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Ken-Well Spray Pool

Ken-Well Spray Pool

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 2016.

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
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Ken-Well 184430InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/09/28 18:00From September 28, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$5.00
Play School at Ken-Well 163699InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$42.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Drop-in at Ken-Well 187242InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Kiddie College at Ken-Well 170299InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$43.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Ken-Well 187243InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$6.00
Storytime at Ken-Well 187246InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$6.00
Tot Spot at Ken-Well 187245OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$6.00

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Located in the Hermosa neighborhood (a block and a half north of Diversey Avenue, and midway between Pulaski and Cicero avenues), Ken-Well Park’s tiny fieldhouse sits on almost three acres. Outdoors, the park offers junior baseball field, a softball field, a combination football / soccer field, a basketball court, plus a playground with a sandbox and a water spray feature. Additionally, Ken-Well Park offers an ornamental community garden, featuring the Harvest Gardens program for youth.

The park offers numerous programs for youth: Drop-In after-school program, Pre-Teen Club, Game Room, Seasonal Sports / Sports Club, Recreational Tumbling.In the summer, youth can participate in our popular and very affordable six-week day camp program.

The park offers a Teen Leadership Club, adult stretching, and an adult Community Club. Parents gather at Ken-Well Park with their preschoolers for classes such as: Play Group, Tiny Tot Tumbling, and Preschool.

We invite you to stop by and check out the seasonal offerings available at Ken-Well Park.

Ken-Well Park is one of many small parks created by the City of Chicago to meet increasing recreational demands after World War II. Beginning in 1947, the City Council identified property in the Hermosa neighborhood for park development. In the early 1950s, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation soon improved the site with playground equipment, a shelter house, a sandbox, and a playfield that could be flooded for ice skating in winter. In 1959, the city transferred Ken-Well Park to the Chicago Park District, which installed a new soft surface playground in 1990. The park's name combines those of the two adjacent streets, Kenosha Avenue and Wellington Street. Kenosha Avenue bears the name of the southeastern Wisconsin port town. Wellington Street honors Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852). Having found great military success in British Colonial India and during the Napoleonic Wars of 1809-1814, Wellesley was awarded the title Duke of Wellington in 1814. When Napoleon returned to head the French Army in 1815, Wellington decisively defeated him in the Battle of Waterloo. The "Iron Duke" went on to become a statesman, serving as prime minister of Great Britain from 1828 to 1830.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.