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.

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

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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Lap Swim at Wentworth 203290OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/13 01:00From September 12, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$40.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 204291InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
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
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 208948InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 208949InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Wentworth 208984InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 12:15pm
$18.00
Basketball at Wentworth 209206InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 209247Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 14Coed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$196.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 209248Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2018/01/11 00:30From January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$196.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 209246Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2018/01/13 00:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$196.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 209377InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2018/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$18.00
Circuit Training at Wentworth 225918InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$12.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Wentworth 228358PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/02 17:45From December 2, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 3, 2018
$140.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 209546OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2018/01/13 02:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
FFW Preview - Circuit Training at Wentworth 228735InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2018/01/10 00:30January 9, 2018
Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$0
FFW Preview - Lap Swim at Wentworth 228957OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2018/01/10 02:00From January 9, 2018 to January 11, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
Floor Hockey at Wentworth 209625InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2018/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 209763InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 209764InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2018/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 209766InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 22:15From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 209765InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 22:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
Homework Time at Wentworth 210300InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 20:45From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Each Friday from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
$24.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 228368OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/25 18:00From December 25, 2017 to December 29, 2017
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
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 228369OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/01/01 18:00From January 1, 2018 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from Noon to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 7pm
Each Friday from Noon to 9pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 228366OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/01/15 18:00January 15, 2018
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 228367OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/02/19 18:00February 19, 2018
Monday from Noon to 7pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 228384OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/03 18:00From December 3, 2017 to February 18, 2018
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 228380OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/06 21:00From December 6, 2017 to February 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 228381OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/07 21:00From December 7, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 228382OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/08 19:30From December 8, 2017 to February 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 29, 2017
Friday, January 5, 2018
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 228383OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/02 19:00From December 2, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$0
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 228478OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/02 23:30From December 2, 2017 to February 10, 2018
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$0
Kiddie College at Wentworth 209941InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$156.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 209959OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2018/01/10 02:00From January 9, 2018 to March 29, 2018
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 210065InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 210063InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 210062InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth Cancelled226165InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2018/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth Cancelled229091InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 210066InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 210067InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2018/01/13 20:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 208894InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2018/01/13 21:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Mighty Munchkins at Wentworth 225916InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 18:15From January 9, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Tuesday from 12:15pm to 1pm
Each Thursday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$17.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 210216InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$19.00
Park Voyagers at Wentworth 210304InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2018/02/19 20:45From February 19, 2018 to March 30, 2018
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
Pond Hockey at Wentworth 228393OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2018/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$7.00
Pond Hockey at Wentworth 228391OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/07 01:30From December 6, 2017 to February 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Pond Hockey at Wentworth 228392OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/02 16:45From December 2, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, February 3, 2018
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Wentworth 228402OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2017/12/04 00:30From December 3, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Rat Hockey at Wentworth 228401OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2017/12/08 01:30From December 7, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Wentworth 210503InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2018/01/12 23:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$19.00
Soccer at Wentworth 210675InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
Soccer at Wentworth 210676InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 23:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Stick & Puck at Wentworth 228405OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2017/12/02 16:00From December 2, 2017 to February 17, 2018
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Strength & Conditioning at Wentworth 225917InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2018/01/12 19:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$0
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 210820InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2018/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$19.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 210841InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2018/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$24.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 210860InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2018/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 210993InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/13 18:00From January 13, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Volleyball at Wentworth 225919InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2018/01/11 23:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00

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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.