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.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 11, 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
Double Dutch at Ken-Well 153119InstructionSports - Double DutchAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/05/05 21:00From May 5, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$11.00
Family Club at Ken-Well 153118OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs18 and upCoed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Kiddie College at Ken-Well 140901InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 15:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
$42.00
Play School at Ken-Well 141404InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 16:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Ken-Well 153115InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
$21.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Day Camp at Ken-Well 154637CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$252.00
Harvest Garden at Ken-Well 154875InstructionOutdoor & Environment - GardeningAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/07/06 14:30From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
$0
Leadership Camp at Ken-Well 154955CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$61.00
Play Camp at Ken-Well 155228CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$91.00

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

There are no photos or videos available.

Reviews

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.