Senka Park

  • 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours:
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Maria Abreu
  • Phone: (312) 747-4386

Located in the Chicago Lawn community (in Solorio High School), Senka Park features a playground, spray pool, indoor pool, softball/baseball diamonds, basketball courts, soccer fields and a soft surface track. This park is located in Solorio High School. 

Senka Park offers aquatic programs, and during the summer, day camp. 

History

Edward "Duke" Senka, for whom this park is named, was a long-time park district employee. Senka rose from physical instructor to supervisor of recreation between 1941 and his death in 1983. The Chicago Park District created Senka Park in 1971 on an abandoned rail yard leased by the city from the Grand Trunk Western Railroad. When in 1990 the railroad announced plans to terminate the lease and sell the parkland for development, the community protested. Fortunately, the park district, with the help of the Trust for Public Land, successfully negotiated the purchase of the leased property, together with adjoining land, and tripled the park's size. The park district, the board of education, and the city have since pooled their resources to develop state-of-the-art recreational facilities at the site.

Parking/Directions

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

Senka Diamond

Senka Diamond

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Basketball

Senka Basketball

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Park - Trujilos's Concession

Senka Park - Trujilos's Concession

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave

Senka Football/Soccer

Senka Football/Soccer

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Playground

Senka Playground

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Volleyball

Senka Volleyball

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Spray Pool

Senka Spray Pool

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis 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.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • 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
Arts & Crafts at Senka Cancelled89479InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Basketball - 3 on 3 League at Senka Cancelled89514Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18MaleFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:15pm
$15.00
Basketball at Senka Cancelled89659InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Basketball at Senka 112084InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Basketball at Senka 112085InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$7.00
Chair Exercise at Senka Cancelled89956InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
CPD Swim Club at Senka 89828InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 9pm
$75.00
Indoor Soccer at Senka Cancelled90285InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 11 but less than 15CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Indoor Soccer at Senka Cancelled90286InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$10.00
Indoor Soccer at Senka Cancelled90287InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 90515InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 90516InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 90514InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 90517InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Recreational Tumbling at Senka 112080InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at Senka 112082InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 11 but less than 18CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
Recreational Tumbling at Senka Cancelled90989InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 11CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Recreational Tumbling at Senka Cancelled90990InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 11 but less than 16CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$5.00
Soccer at Senka 112078InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Soccer at Senka 112079InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 91396InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00

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Description

Located in the Chicago Lawn community (in Solorio High School), Senka Park features a playground, spray pool, indoor pool, softball/baseball diamonds, basketball courts, soccer fields and a soft surface track. This park is located in Solorio High School. 

Senka Park offers aquatic programs, and during the summer, day camp. 

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5656 S. St. Louis Ave. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5656 S. St. Louis Ave. 6
Concessions Senka Park, 5656 S. Saint Louis Ave 0
Fieldhouse 0
Football / Soccer 5656 S. St. Louis Ave. 1
Playgrounds 5656 S. St. Louis Ave. 1
Swimming Pools 5400 S. St. Louis Ave., at Solorio Academy High School 0
Volleyball Courts - Outdoor 5656 S. St. Louis Ave. 2
Water Spray Features 5656 S. St. Louis Ave. 1
Edward "Duke" Senka, for whom this park is named, was a long-time park district employee. Senka rose from physical instructor to supervisor of recreation between 1941 and his death in 1983. The Chicago Park District created Senka Park in 1971 on an abandoned rail yard leased by the city from the Grand Trunk Western Railroad. When in 1990 the railroad announced plans to terminate the lease and sell the parkland for development, the community protested. Fortunately, the park district, with the help of the Trust for Public Land, successfully negotiated the purchase of the leased property, together with adjoining land, and tripled the park's size. The park district, the board of education, and the city have since pooled their resources to develop state-of-the-art recreational facilities at the site.

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