Wentworth Park

  • 5625 S. Mobile Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Dan Ryan
  • 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 Park - Park Dogs

Wentworth Park - Park Dogs

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)544-0987

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)747-6993

Wentworth Clubroom

Wentworth Clubroom

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Playground

Wentworth PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

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.

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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 Saturday, August 8, 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
16" Softball League at Wentworth 102390Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2015/05/04 23:30From May 4, 2015 to July 22, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$230.00
16" Softball League at Wentworth 102389Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2015/04/17 23:30From April 17, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$230.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Wentworth 117424OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/09 23:00From June 9, 2015 to August 22, 2015
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 115969InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/17 22:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 115968InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Day Camp at Wentworth 116253CampsCamps - 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
$340.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 116517OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/06/08 22:00From June 8, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 116886InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/16 22:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 116885InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 21:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 116887InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 22:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 146793InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 146794InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 146795InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 19:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 117415OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/22 17:00From June 22, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Wentworth 131265OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/26 21:00From June 26, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Play Camp at Wentworth 117545CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$138.00
POST Adult Swim at Wentworth 131068OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/25 23:00From August 25, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Wentworth 131069OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Wentworth 131071OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 17:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Wentworth 132030OpenAquatics - 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 Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Wentworth 131070OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/25 22:00From August 25, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Sports Camp at Wentworth 117669CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 18:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$41.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 117720InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00

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Description

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.