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

6/29-8/9 Solorio H.S. Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 7/2/2015 - 8/9/2015

Senka Volleyball

Senka Volleyball

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Senka Spray Pool

Senka Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5656 S. St. Louis Ave.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 10, 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
Adult Swim at Senka 117391OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/22 14:15From June 22, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Senka 115949InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/24 17:30From June 24, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$30.00
Art Camp at Senka 115976CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 17:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
$10.00
Cheerleading Camp at Senka 131500CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 19:30From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$10.00
Day Camp at Senka 116244CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$240.00
Family Swim at Senka 116504OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Senka 116869InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/22 18:30From June 22, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 116870InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/23 18:30From June 23, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 116871InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/24 18:30From June 24, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 116872InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/06/26 17:30From June 26, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$28.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Senka 117469OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/22 17:30From June 22, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Senka 131073OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 14:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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 Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Senka 131074OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 21:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Senka 131075OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/08/24 17:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Senka 132455OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 15:30From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$0
POST Youth Swim at Senka 131077OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 18:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Soccer at Senka 131482InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:05From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4:05pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:05pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4:05pm to 5pm
$10.00
Soccer Camp at Senka 117634CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/08/10 17:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
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
$10.00
Soccer Camp at Senka 117635CampsCamps - SportsAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 19:30From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$10.00
Table Games at Senka 131499OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/23 21:05From June 23, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:05pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:05pm to 5pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 117718InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/22 19:30From June 22, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Senka 117792InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/23 17:30From June 23, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Senka 117791InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/25 16:30From June 25, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$32.00
Youth Swim at Senka 117397OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/26 18:30From June 26, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Senka 122601InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Basketball at Senka 122602InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
Conditioning at Senka 146790InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$20.00
Floor Hockey at Senka 146789InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 123531InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 123532InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 123530InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Senka 148637OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/10 23:30September 10, 2015
Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Senka 148638OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 23:30From September 8, 2015 to September 9, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Senka 124067InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Soccer at Senka 124340InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$10.00
Soccer at Senka 124341InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$10.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 124476InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 22:30From September 8, 2015 to December 4, 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
Team Tumbling at Senka 124068InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Senka 123533InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 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.