Wentworth Park

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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and 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
Adult Swim at Wentworth 162034OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/24 21:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 162080InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 162081InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Wentworth 183955InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$16.00
Basketball at Wentworth 162381InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 162541InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Circuit Training at Wentworth 162488InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2016/09/20 23:30From September 20, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$22.00
Conditioning at Wentworth 183950InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Drop-in at Wentworth 162705InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 19:45From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
$22.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 162731OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/22 01:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
Flag Football at Wentworth 162811InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to October 20, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Floor Hockey at Wentworth 162862InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/10/25 21:00From October 25, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 162988InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 162989InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/09/21 22:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 163197InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$146.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 163226OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/21 01:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 163337InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 163336InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 163335InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 163338InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 17:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 163339InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 163340InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Wentworth 183959InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/22 22:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$17.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 163503OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/24 20:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Wentworth 183951InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 21:15From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Soccer at Wentworth 164142InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Male2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Soccer at Wentworth 164143InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Tabata at Wentworth 183954InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 17:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$16.00
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 183953InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/09/20 21:15From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 164296InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 164312InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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 164399InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 164444InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 22:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wentworth 183952InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 21:15From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 164642Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2016/11/15 00:30From November 14, 2016 to March 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$183.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 164641Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2016/11/18 00:30From November 17, 2016 to March 9, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$183.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 164640Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/11/25 00:30From November 24, 2016 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$156.00
Walking Club at Wentworth 183960OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0

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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.