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 Solorio High School

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 Football/Soccer

Senka Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Descriptors: Grass

Senka Playground

Senka PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Senka Volleyball

Senka Volleyball

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Spray Pool

Senka Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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
Basketball at Senka 177258InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Basketball at Senka 177257InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$15.00
CPD Swim Club at Senka 175840InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 00:30From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
$35.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 175633InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 175634InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 175635InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 23:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Senka 198181OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Senka 176672InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Recreational Tumbling at Senka 197975InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$15.00
Soccer at Senka 177635InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$15.00
Soccer at Senka 177634InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$15.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 175844InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
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
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Senka 175645InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Senka 193849InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 18:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$12.00
Bitty Basketball at Senka 200089InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2017/06/30 15:45From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$7.00
Day Camp at Senka 194119CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$265.00
Family Swim at Senka 194242OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Senka 194507InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 194508InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/21 20:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 194509InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Senka 194574OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 14:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$0
Soccer at Senka 194762InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 21:05From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:05pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4:05pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:05pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:05pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:05pm to 5pm
$12.00
Soccer at Senka 200088InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/28 19:15From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$12.00
Sports Camp at Senka 194812CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 18:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$16.00
T-Ball at Senka 200091InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2017/07/03 15:45From July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Monday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Each Wednesday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 194859InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1:30pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Senka 194945InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Senka 194950InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Senka 200090InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2017/06/29 18:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 1:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$10.00

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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.