Wentworth Park

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

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Wentworth Baseball

Wentworth Baseball

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Basketball

Wentworth Basketball

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Park - Park Dogs

Wentworth Park - Park Dogs

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Fieldhouse

Wentworth Fieldhouse

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Gymnasium

Wentworth Gymnasium

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Ice Rink

Wentworth Ice Rink

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Notes: (312) 747-6993, SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 10-10:45 am stick & puck; 10:45-11:30 am pond hockey; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 pm learn to skate; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm open skate, Su: 12-6 pm open skate; 6-7:30 pm rat hockey View fees and more info.

Descriptors: Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink

Wentworth Clubroom

Wentworth Clubroom

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Playground

Wentworth PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Tennis Courts

Wentworth Tennis Courts

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Water Spray Feature

Wentworth Water Spray Feature

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 80770InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 80769InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom June 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Day Camp at Wentworth 81019CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
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
$333.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 86424OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Free
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 81361InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 81360InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 25, 2014 to August 27, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 81362InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 86423OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Wentworth 86425OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Free
Play Camp at Wentworth 81490CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$135.00
Sports Camp at Wentworth 81594CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 15, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 4pm
$40.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 81639InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 89367InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 89368InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 111584OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Free
Gymnastics at Wentworth 91010InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$15.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 90410InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$140.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 111587OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 90742InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$15.00
Play School at Wentworth 90920InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$85.00
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 91370InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6FemaleFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$15.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 91506InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tot Spot at Wentworth 91585OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 91717Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 11FemaleFrom October 27, 2014 to February 23, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
$175.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 91718Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 13FemaleFrom October 28, 2014 to February 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm
$175.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 91719Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 15FemaleFrom October 29, 2014 to February 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm
$175.00

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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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 1
Basketball Court - Outdoor 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 2
Concessions 0
Fieldhouse 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 0
Gymnasiums 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 1
Ice Rinks 5625 S. Mobile Ave. Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink 1 (312) 747-6993, SCHEDULE: F: 1:30-5 pm open skate; 5:15-6:15 pm rat hockey; 6:30-9 pm family skate, Sa: 10-10:45 am stick & puck; 10:45-11:30 am pond hockey; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 pm learn to skate; 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm open skate, Su: 12-6 pm open skate; 6-7:30 pm rat hockey View fees and more info.
Meeting/Event Space 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 1
Playgrounds 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 0
Swimming Pools 6325 West 56th St. 0
Tennis Courts 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 1
Water Spray Features 5625 S. Mobile Ave. 0
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.