Wentworth Park

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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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 164640Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2016/11/25 00:30From November 24, 2016 to April 20, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
$156.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball League at Wentworth 169593Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Male2017/01/14 00:30From January 13, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$187.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 170353OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/11 02:00From January 10, 2017 to March 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Park Voyagers at Wentworth 189310InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/02/20 20:45From February 20, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$0
Park Voyagers at Wentworth 189311InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/02/20 21:45From February 20, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 171264InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 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
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Wentworth 177782Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/05/08 23:30From May 8, 2017 to July 26, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$247.00
16" Softball League at Wentworth 177780Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2017/04/21 23:30From April 21, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$247.00
Adult Swim at Wentworth 175826OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/08 21:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 199031InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 199032InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Wentworth 192799InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 16:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$18.00
Basketball at Wentworth 177196InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 177368InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Circuit Training at Wentworth 178055InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to May 11, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$23.00
Circuit Training at Wentworth 192800InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/06 17:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$18.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 175789OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/06 01:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Gymnastics at Wentworth 176670InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 176671InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 176758InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 21:15From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 197955InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 22:15From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 176781InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 21:15From April 7, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 176510InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to May 22, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$153.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 175815OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/05 01:00From April 4, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 199033InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 199034InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 00:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 199773InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 199037InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 199038InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/08 19:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 177601InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 21:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$19.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 175805OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/08 20:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Park Kids at Wentworth 176815InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 19:45From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
$24.00
Seasonal Sports at Wentworth 177572InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$19.00
Soccer at Wentworth 177628InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
Soccer at Wentworth 177627InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 176555InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/04/04 21:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
T-Ball at Wentworth 177115InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$24.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 176522InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2017/04/10 21:00From April 10, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 175841InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 6pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Wentworth 199028InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 199029InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 199030InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00

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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.