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.

Senka Volleyball

Senka Volleyball

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Spray Pool

Senka Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, February 29, 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
Basketball at Senka 149815InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Basketball at Senka 133985InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
CPD Swim Club at Senka 134212InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 01:30From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
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
Family Night Out at Senka 149817OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games3 and upCoed2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$20.00
Family Swim at Senka 134361OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Senka 135339InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 134915InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 00:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 134572InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 134914InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Soccer at Senka 135605InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Soccer at Senka 135425InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
Team Gymnastics at Senka 149816InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 135759InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 23:30From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
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 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Senka 140305InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Basketball at Senka 140306InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
CPD Swim Club at Senka 140454InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 00:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
Dodgeball at Senka 140536InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Family Swim at Senka 140571OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Senka 140640InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2016/03/29 00:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 141041InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 23:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 141043InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 141042InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 153652InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Soccer at Senka 141842InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Soccer at Senka 141843InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00
Team Gymnastics at Senka 142004InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 142022InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 22:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Senka 142141InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00

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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.