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

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, March 2, 2015.

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 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 20, 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
Family Swim at Senka 96488OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
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
Open Swim at Senka 97032OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
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 20, 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Senka 129079InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Basketball at Senka 129080InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, April 10, 2015
$6.00
Conditioning at Senka 129353InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
CPD Swim Club at Senka 102871InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 00:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
Dodgeball at Senka 122118InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Family Swim at Senka 102992OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/03 23:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Senka 129076InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$6.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 103466InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 103468InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 103467InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
PRE Family Swim at Senka 130023OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/03/27 23:30March 27, 2015
Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Senka 130021OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/03/26 23:30March 26, 2015
Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
PRE TEAM Sports at Senka 130019InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/23 22:30From March 23, 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
PRE Youth Swim at Senka 130018OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/23 23:30From March 23, 2015 to March 25, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
$0
Soccer at Senka 129077InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$6.00
Soccer at Senka 129078InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
$6.00
Team Gymnastics at Senka 129081InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
$11.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 104375InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Senka 104479InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$32.00

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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. 

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.