Senn Playlot Park

  • 5887 N. Ridge Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60660 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Nick Bojko (Broadway Armory Park)
  • Phone: (312) 742-7502

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Edgewater Community, Senn Park is fun place for people of all ages to spend a day playing in the park. Whether your hobby of choice is gardening, playing soccer, shooting hoops or stepping up to the plate for a game of baseball, you are bound to find the park bursting with activity. Young children and families enjoy the large ADA accessible playground and water spray feature.

With funding from Alderman Mary Ann Smith, the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District enabled $1.5 million in improvements to the "triangle". This is the south portion of the park and "West Campus" area of Senn High School & Rickover Naval Academy, the area bounded by Ridge/Clark, Thorndale, and Ridgeview Ave.

History

Senn Park and the adjacent high school were named for Nicholas V. Senn, a prominent north side physician who conducted important medical research prior to his death in 1908. Although the park has existed only since 1947, its location has much earlier historic significance. It was originally the site of the Nicholas Kranz homestead and inn known as the Seven Mile House. According to the Kranz family, Abraham Lincoln attended a caucus of local farmers at the Seven Mile House during his 1860 campaign for the presidency. To honor this legacy, the city donated the Young Lincoln statue by sculptor Charles Keck to Senn Park in 1997.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Senn Baseball

Senn Baseball

Location: 5887 N. Ridge Ave

Senn Community Garden

Senn Community Garden

Location: at Thorndale and Greenview

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Senn Garden

Senn Garden

Location: 1519 W. Thorndale Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Edible

Senn Football/Soccer

Senn Football/Soccer

Location: 5887 N. Ridge Ave

Notes: contact Broadway Armory for rentals

Senn Playground

Senn PlaygroundAccessible

Location: Elmdale and Greenview

Senn Water Feature

Senn Water Feature

Location: Elmdale and Greenview

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Description

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Edgewater Community, Senn Park is fun place for people of all ages to spend a day playing in the park. Whether your hobby of choice is gardening, playing soccer, shooting hoops or stepping up to the plate for a game of baseball, you are bound to find the park bursting with activity. Young children and families enjoy the large ADA accessible playground and water spray feature.

With funding from Alderman Mary Ann Smith, the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District enabled $1.5 million in improvements to the "triangle". This is the south portion of the park and "West Campus" area of Senn High School & Rickover Naval Academy, the area bounded by Ridge/Clark, Thorndale, and Ridgeview Ave.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5887 N. Ridge Ave 0
Community Gardens at Thorndale and Greenview Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Community Gardens 1519 W. Thorndale Ave. Edible 1 Community Garden
Football / Soccer 5887 N. Ridge Ave 0 contact Broadway Armory for rentals
Playgrounds Elmdale and Greenview 0
Water Spray Features Elmdale and Greenview 1
Senn Park and the adjacent high school were named for Nicholas V. Senn, a prominent north side physician who conducted important medical research prior to his death in 1908. Although the park has existed only since 1947, its location has much earlier historic significance. It was originally the site of the Nicholas Kranz homestead and inn known as the Seven Mile House. According to the Kranz family, Abraham Lincoln attended a caucus of local farmers at the Seven Mile House during his 1860 campaign for the presidency. To honor this legacy, the city donated the Young Lincoln statue by sculptor Charles Keck to Senn Park in 1997.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.