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.

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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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Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

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.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
Volleyball League at Wentworth 112799Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2014/11/07 00:30From November 6, 2014 to April 16, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$150.00
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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 102438InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 102439InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 00:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Basketball at Wentworth 102743InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Boot Camp at Wentworth 121642InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to May 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 121640InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Drop-in at Wentworth 102974InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/03/31 19:45From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$21.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 102994OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/02 01:00From April 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Gymnastics at Wentworth 103175InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 103174InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/04/01 22:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 103352InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2015 to May 18, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$143.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 130766OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/04/01 01:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 103470InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 103471InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 103472InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 103469InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 103667InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 21:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Outdoor Soccer at Wentworth 103746InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Outdoor Soccer at Wentworth 103747InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Recreational Tumbling at Wentworth 103888InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 21:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at Wentworth 104021InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at Wentworth 104022InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
T-Ball at Wentworth 104330InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/03/30 21:15From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$21.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 104362InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2015/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 104377InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 104480InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wentworth 121641InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 21:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Tot Spot at Wentworth 104542OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$16.00

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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.