Senn Playlot Park

  • 5887 N. Ridge Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60660 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Luis “Ivan” Martinez
  • Park Phone: (312) 995-3858

Did you know that we are now offering programs at Senn Park?  We are in the school!  Check out our class offerings and sign-up today.

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.

The Young Lincoln

The Young Lincoln (1)

Location Notes: North of N. Ridge Avenue and east of N. Clark Street

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Senn Baseball

Senn Baseball

Location Notes: 5887 N. Ridge Ave

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Senn Garden

Senn Garden

Location Notes: 1519 W. Thorndale Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Senn Unity Garden

Senn Unity Garden (1)

Location Notes: at Thorndale and Greenview

Descriptors: Edible, Ornamental

Senn Fieldhouse

Senn Fieldhouse

Location: 5887 N. Ridge Ave.

Location Notes: within Senn H.S.

Hours: , , ,

Senn Football/Soccer

Senn Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5887 N. Ridge Ave

Notes: please contact Senn Park for rentals

Descriptors: Artificial Turf

Senn Gymnasiums

Senn Gymnasiums

Location: 5887 N. Ridgeway

Location Notes: within Senn H.S.

Descriptors: Full, Has Locker Room

Senn Playground

Senn PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Senn Water Feature

Senn Water Feature

Location Notes: Elmdale and Greenview

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 Senn 225542InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Dance - Modern at Senn 225547InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/30 15:30From September 30, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$10.00
Dance - Modern at Senn 225549InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/30 16:30From September 30, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Dodgeball - Open at Senn 225541OpenSports - DodgeballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$5.00
Flag Football League at Senn 225548Team_LeagueSports - Football18 and upMale2017/09/27 00:00From September 26, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$150.00
Flag Football League at Senn 225546Individual_LeagueSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Senn 225543InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$5.00
Seasonal Sports at Senn 225544InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$5.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Senn 225545InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/30 14:30From September 30, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$10.00

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Did you know that we are now offering programs at Senn Park?  We are in the school!  Check out our class offerings and sign-up today.

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.

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.