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

Dec. 5-11 Wentworth Ice Rink Schedule

Notice Valid From: 12/5/2016 - 12/11/2016

Wentworth Clubroom

Wentworth Clubroom

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Playground

Wentworth PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Kennedy High School Pool

Kennedy High School PoolAccessible (1)

Location: 6325 W 56th St.

Location Notes: 6325 West 56th St.

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)747-1276

Descriptors: Indoor, Zero Depth Entry/Ramp

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: ,

Events

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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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
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
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
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 2, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
$156.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Wentworth 169229OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/14 22:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 169284InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 169285InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Wentworth 186990InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$17.00
Basketball at Wentworth 169554InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 169594Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 14Male2017/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2017 to March 28, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$187.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 169595Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2017/01/12 00:30From January 11, 2017 to March 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
$187.00
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
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 169723InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Conditioning at Wentworth 189307InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 7:45pm
$16.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Wentworth 169867PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/03 17:45From December 3, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
$140.00
Family Skate at Wentworth 169880OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 23:30From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$11.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 169892OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/12 02:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Wentworth 169981InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 170117InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 170118InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2017/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 170120InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 189308InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 23:15From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$18.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 170119InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 22:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 170180OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/26 18:00From December 26, 2016 to December 30, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 170181OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/02 18:00From January 2, 2017 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 170181OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/02 18:00From January 2, 2017 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 170178OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/01/16 18:00January 16, 2017
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 170179OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/02/20 18:00February 20, 2017
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 170196OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/27 18:00From November 27, 2016 to February 19, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 170192OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/30 21:00From November 30, 2016 to February 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 170193OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/01 21:00From December 1, 2016 to February 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 170194OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/25 19:30From November 25, 2016 to February 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 30, 2016
Friday, January 6, 2017
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 170195OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 19:00From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
$4.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 170331InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$149.00
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
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 170451InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 170449InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 170448InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 01:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 170450InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 18:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 170452InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 19:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 170453InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/14 20:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 170590InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$18.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 170604OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/01/14 21:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Park Kids at Wentworth 169864InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$23.00
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
Pond Hockey at Wentworth 170783OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/12/01 01:30From November 30, 2016 to February 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Pond Hockey at Wentworth 170784OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 16:45From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 21, 2017
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Wentworth 170809OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2016/11/28 00:30From November 27, 2016 to February 19, 2017
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Rat Hockey at Wentworth 170808OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2016/12/02 01:30From December 1, 2016 to February 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Wentworth 170914InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/01/13 23:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$18.00
Soccer at Wentworth 171089InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
Soccer at Wentworth 171090InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$23.00
Stick & Puck at Wentworth 171164OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/11/26 16:00From November 26, 2016 to February 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Tabata at Wentworth 186989InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/12 18:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
$17.00
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 171223InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2017/01/10 22:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$18.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 171241InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2017/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$23.00
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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Wentworth 171336InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/14 17:00From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 171381InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$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.