Ken-Well Park

  • 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60641 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Delonese Robinson
  • 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 Community Gaden

Ken-Well Community Gaden

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Ken-Well Fieldhouse

Ken-Well Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Ken-Well Football/Soccer

Ken-Well Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Ken-Well Clubroom

Ken-Well Clubroom

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Notes: Clubroom

Ken-Well Playground

Ken-Well Playground

Location Notes: 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.

Hours:

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Summer 2014

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

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 Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 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
Family Club at Ken-Well 89944OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Free
Fun and Games at Ken-Well 110421InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 22, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Free
Harvest Garden at Ken-Well 90236InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to October 17, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
Kiddie College at Ken-Well 90381InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
$40.00
Line Dance at Ken-Well 110422InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 23, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$10.00
Play School at Ken-Well 90898InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$20.00
Tot Spot at Ken-Well 110420InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 24, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$20.00

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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.