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.

Parking/Directions

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

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.

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 Monday, August 7, 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
Drop-In Camp at Ken-Well 201370CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$10.00
Drop-In Camp at Ken-Well 201371CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 18:00From August 7, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Fun and Games at Ken-Well 202987InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Harvest Garden at Ken-Well 203111InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Ken-Well 203232InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$50.00
Seasonal Sports at Ken-Well 222208InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:00From September 12, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Ken-Well 222210InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 20:00From September 9, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
$0

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Description

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.