Senka Park

  • 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60629 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours:
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Maria Abreu
  • Park 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 Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Basketball

Senka Basketball

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Park - Trujilos's Concession

Senka Park - Trujilos's Concession

Location: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)203-0981

Senka Football/Soccer

Senka Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Playground

Senka Playground

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Solorio High School Pool

Solorio High School PoolAccessible (1)

Location: 3500 W Norman Bobbins Pl.

Location Notes: 5400 S. St. Louis Ave., at Solorio Academy High School

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)535-9070

Senka Volleyball

Senka Volleyball

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Spray Pool

Senka Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 8, 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
CPD Swim Club at Senka 89828InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/03 00:00From 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
TEAM Sports at Senka 91396InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 22:00From 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Senka 112724InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Senka 112725InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
CPD Swim Club at Senka 113527InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 01:30From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$75.00
Gymnastics at Senka 112728InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 97030InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 97031InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 97029InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$22.00
Recreational Tumbling at Senka 112727InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 11 but less than 17Coed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Senka 112729InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00
Soccer at Senka 112726InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 98028InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00

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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. 

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.