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.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
CPD Swim Club at Senka 162586InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 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
TEAM Sports at Senka 164309InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 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
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball at Senka 169542InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Basketball at Senka 169541InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$12.00
CPD Swim Club at Senka 169759InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$75.00
Family Swim at Senka 169890OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Senka 171240InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$12.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 170437InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 170438InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Senka 170439InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Recreational Tumbling at Senka 170115InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Soccer at Senka 171081InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/13 00:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Soccer at Senka 171080InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$12.00
TEAM Sports at Senka 171261InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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

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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.