Wentworth Park

  • 5625 S. Mobile Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Tricia Boruta
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6993

Located in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Wentworth Park totals 15.08 acres and features a gymnasium, multi-purpose clubrooms, and an indoor pool (Wentworth Kennedy School). Outdoor, the park offers baseball/softball/football/soccer/ fields, tennis/ basketball courts, a playground and spray pool. Additionally, a new ice rink has been added for the entire family enjoyment. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms and gymnasium.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, aquatics, preschool activities, gymnastics and arts & crafts. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Wentworth Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, including holiday-themed events.

History

Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District began a major initiative to create new parks for the first time in many years. This Ten Year Plan identified 43 sites in neighborhoods with few recreational facilities and in undeveloped areas which were starting to boom. In 1947, the park district acquired property in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, an area which doubled in population between 1940 and 1950. Before any improvements were made, the Board of Education requested that the northeastern corner of the park be devoted to a new elementary school. The park district sold the property to the board, and began improving the remaining parkland in 1956. By the time the Board of Education constructed John H. Kinzie Elementary School the following year, Wentworth Park included an athletic field; volleyball, basketball, horse shoe, and tennis courts; and a children's playground. The park district added a recreation building and sun deck in 1964. In 1965, the Board of Education built the new Kennedy High School on 56th Street across from Wentworth Park. For years, the park district has provided jointly-operated programs from both of the schools. John Wentworth (1815-1888), a well-known early settler and civic leader, originally owned much of the land located near what became the park. Raised in New Hampshire and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Wentworth decided to head west to seek his fortune at the age of 21. He was soon hired as editor of the Chicago Democrat, and also began studying the law. He went on to serve five terms in Congress, and two terms as Mayor of Chicago. Considered one of the city's most flamboyant politicians, he was known as "Long John" Wentworth because of his six-foot-six tall, three-hundred pound physique.

Parking/Directions

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

Wentworth Baseball

Wentworth Baseball

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Basketball

Wentworth Basketball

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Fieldhouse

Wentworth Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Hours: , ,

Wentworth Gymnasium

Wentworth Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Ice Rink

Wentworth Ice Rink

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Phone: (312) 805-3936

Descriptors: Outdoor

Wentworth Clubroom

Wentworth Clubroom

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Playground

Wentworth PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Wentworth Tennis Courts

Wentworth Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Water Spray Feature

Wentworth Water Spray Feature

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Hours: ,

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 Monday, August 7, 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
Adult Swim at Wentworth 193814OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 193842InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 193841InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 22:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 194244OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Lap Swim at Wentworth 200045OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 194519InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 200047InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 194520InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 194521InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 194522InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 194523InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 19:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 194576OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1:30pm
$0
Open Swim at Wentworth 194576OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 20:00From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1:30pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Wentworth 194603OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/06/23 21:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 194861InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Wentworth 194946InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 1y 3m but less than 3Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Wentworth 202151OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 202190InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 202191InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Wentworth 202228InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 16:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$17.00
Basketball at Wentworth 202471InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 202622InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Circuit Training at Wentworth 202644InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to October 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Circuit Training at Wentworth 221043InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/10/31 23:30From October 31, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$12.00
Dodgeball at Wentworth 221046InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, November 10, 2017
$12.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 202827OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/14 01:00From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Wentworth 202900InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 20:45From September 12, 2017 to October 12, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$23.00
Floor Hockey at Wentworth 202949InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/10/17 21:00From October 17, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$23.00
Girls in the Game Partnership at Wentworth 221049InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 13 but less than 16Female2017/09/14 22:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$10.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 203068InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 203069InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 204468InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 21:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 203831InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$18.00
Homework Time at Wentworth 202792InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 19:45From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$23.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 203266InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$153.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 203290OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/13 01:00From September 12, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 203389InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 203388InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 00:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 203387InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 203390InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 17:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 203391InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 203392InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Mighty Munchkins at Wentworth 221047InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$17.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 203550OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Wentworth 221050InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$12.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Wentworth 221045InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 23:15From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$30.00
Soccer at Wentworth 204111InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Male2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$23.00
Soccer at Wentworth 204112InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Sport Art & Dart at Wentworth 221048InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 23:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$12.00
Strength & Conditioning at Wentworth 221044InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
$0
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 204264InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$18.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 204276InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 204291InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Wentworth 204388InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 204429InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$34.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 204637Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$192.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 204636Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$192.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 204635Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$164.00

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Located in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Wentworth Park totals 15.08 acres and features a gymnasium, multi-purpose clubrooms, and an indoor pool (Wentworth Kennedy School). Outdoor, the park offers baseball/softball/football/soccer/ fields, tennis/ basketball courts, a playground and spray pool. Additionally, a new ice rink has been added for the entire family enjoyment. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our multi-purpose clubrooms and gymnasium.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, aquatics, preschool activities, gymnastics and arts & crafts. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Wentworth Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, including holiday-themed events.

Soon after World War II, the Chicago Park District began a major initiative to create new parks for the first time in many years. This Ten Year Plan identified 43 sites in neighborhoods with few recreational facilities and in undeveloped areas which were starting to boom. In 1947, the park district acquired property in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood, an area which doubled in population between 1940 and 1950. Before any improvements were made, the Board of Education requested that the northeastern corner of the park be devoted to a new elementary school. The park district sold the property to the board, and began improving the remaining parkland in 1956. By the time the Board of Education constructed John H. Kinzie Elementary School the following year, Wentworth Park included an athletic field; volleyball, basketball, horse shoe, and tennis courts; and a children's playground. The park district added a recreation building and sun deck in 1964. In 1965, the Board of Education built the new Kennedy High School on 56th Street across from Wentworth Park. For years, the park district has provided jointly-operated programs from both of the schools. John Wentworth (1815-1888), a well-known early settler and civic leader, originally owned much of the land located near what became the park. Raised in New Hampshire and a graduate of Dartmouth College, Wentworth decided to head west to seek his fortune at the age of 21. He was soon hired as editor of the Chicago Democrat, and also began studying the law. He went on to serve five terms in Congress, and two terms as Mayor of Chicago. Considered one of the city's most flamboyant politicians, he was known as "Long John" Wentworth because of his six-foot-six tall, three-hundred pound physique.

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