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: ,

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 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
16" Softball League at Wentworth 139914Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upCoed2016/04/15 23:30From April 15, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$235.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Wentworth 154349OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 154375InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/22 22:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 154374InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/24 22:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Day Camp at Wentworth 154675CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$357.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 154789OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/06/20 22:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 155076InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/21 22:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 155075InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 21:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 155077InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 22:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 155078InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 17:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 155079InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 155080InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 19:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 155141OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Open Swim at Wentworth 155141OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Open Swim at Wentworth 155141OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Parent and Tot Swim at Wentworth 155176OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/24 21:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Play Camp at Wentworth 155253CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 15:00From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$141.00
Sports Camp at Wentworth 155638CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 18:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$42.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 155681InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Wentworth 159133InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 1y 3m but less than 3Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$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.