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.

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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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Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  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.
Click on the program name links below to register now.

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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Wentworth 146746OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 122301InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 122302InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Basketball at Wentworth 122614InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Boot Camp at Wentworth 146748InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to November 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 146749InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Drop-in at Wentworth 122893InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 19:45From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 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 122922OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/09/17 01:00From September 16, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Wentworth 123003InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2015/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2015 to October 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Wentworth 123063InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/10/20 21:00From October 20, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 123188InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 123189InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 123190InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 21:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 123417InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 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 123443OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/16 01:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 123542InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 123540InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 123539InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 146742InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 146743InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 146744InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 123762InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 21:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 146745OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
PRE Adult Swim at Wentworth 148594OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 21:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
PRE Family Swim at Wentworth 148595OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/09/10 01:00From September 9, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Wentworth 148596OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/09 01:00From September 8, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
PRE Open Swim at Wentworth 148602OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/12 20:00September 12, 2015
Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Wentworth 148600OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/08 16:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Wentworth 148598OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/10 00:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Soccer at Wentworth 124346InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Male2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Soccer at Wentworth 146750InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 146751InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 124462InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 124479InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 23:00From September 8, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Wentworth 146747InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 124585InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$32.00
Tot Spot at Wentworth 124660OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2015/09/18 18:15From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Volleyball at Wentworth 124787InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 124800Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2015/11/10 00:30From November 9, 2015 to February 29, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$179.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 124799Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2015/11/13 00:30From November 12, 2015 to March 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$179.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 124798Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/11/20 00:30From November 19, 2015 to April 14, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$153.00

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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.