Wentworth Park

  • 5625 S. Mobile Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60638 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Dan Ryan
  • 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 Park - Park Dogs

Wentworth Park - Park Dogs

Location: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Hours: ,

Phone: (773)544-0987

Wentworth Fieldhouse

Wentworth Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Hours: , ,

Wentworth Gymnasium

Wentworth Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Clubroom

Wentworth Clubroom

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Wentworth Playground

Wentworth PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

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.

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Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Volleyball League at Wentworth 124800Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 13Female2015/11/10 00:30From November 9, 2015 to February 29, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$179.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 124799Team_LeagueSports - VolleyballAt least 8 but less than 11Female2015/11/13 00:30From November 12, 2015 to March 3, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
$179.00
Volleyball League at Wentworth 124798Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/11/20 00:30From November 19, 2015 to April 14, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, March 10, 2016
$153.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Wentworth 149852OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 133700InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 133701InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Basketball at Wentworth 133997InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 134059Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 14Male2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$179.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 134060Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
$179.00
Basketball League at Wentworth 134058Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 12Male2016/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$179.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 134180InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Drop-in at Wentworth 134337InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 20:45From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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
$21.00
Drop-in Learn to Skate at Wentworth 134330PartnershipGroupSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 17:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:45am to 12:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
$130.00
Family Skate at Wentworth 134348OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 23:30From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 5:30pm to 9pm
$11.00
Family Swim at Wentworth 134363OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/07 02:00From January 6, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Wentworth 134440InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 134574InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 134575InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 149846InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 22:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 134576InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 22:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate (Holiday) at Wentworth 134641OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2016/02/15 18:00February 15, 2016
Monday from Noon to 5pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 134658OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/29 18:00From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from Noon to 6pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 134654OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 134654OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 134654OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/02 21:00From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Plus the following dates:
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 134655OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 21:00From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 134656OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/27 19:30From November 27, 2015 to February 26, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, December 25, 2015
$4.00
Ice Skating - Open Skate at Wentworth 134657OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 19:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 5pm
$4.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 134803InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$143.00
Lap Swim at Wentworth 134825OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/06 02:00From January 5, 2016 to March 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 134927InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 134925InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 134924InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 134926InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 149848InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 149849InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Wentworth 149853InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/01/07 23:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$16.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 135084InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 23:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$16.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 149851OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Pond Hockey at Wentworth 135275OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/12/03 01:30From December 2, 2015 to February 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$7.00
Pond Hockey at Wentworth 135276OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:45From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Saturday, January 16, 2016
$7.00
Rat Hockey at Wentworth 135306OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/11/30 00:30From November 29, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$10.00
Rat Hockey at Wentworth 135305OpenSports - Skating18 and upCoed2015/12/04 01:30From December 3, 2015 to February 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 9pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports at Wentworth 135437InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$16.00
Soccer at Wentworth 135608InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Soccer at Wentworth 149845InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Stick & Puck at Wentworth 135669OpenSports - SkatingAnyCoed2015/11/28 16:00From November 28, 2015 to February 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$7.00
Tap & Ballet at Wentworth 135723InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 135741InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 18Female2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 135762InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
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 149850InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 135870InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$32.00
Tot Spot at Wentworth 135947OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/01/08 19:15From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$16.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Wentworth 139915Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2016/05/02 23:30From May 2, 2016 to July 20, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$235.00
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
Adult Swim at Wentworth 153191OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 139982InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Wentworth 139983InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/04/01 00:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Basketball at Wentworth 140311InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Wentworth 140408InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 11Female2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Circuit Training at Wentworth 153055InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upFemale2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to May 5, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Drop-in at Wentworth 140554InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/03/29 19:45From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 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 140573OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/03/31 01:00From March 30, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 9pm
$0
Gymnastics at Wentworth 140761InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 9Female2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Wentworth 140760InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/03/30 22:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Wentworth 140935InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/28 15:00From March 28, 2016 to May 16, 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 140959OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/03/30 01:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 9pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 141052InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 141053InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 153637InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/04/01 23:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 141051InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 00:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 141054InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 153169InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Wentworth 153185InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/04/02 19:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Wentworth 153729InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2016/03/31 22:15From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$17.00
NERF Soccer at Wentworth 141223InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 22:00From March 28, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$17.00
Open Swim at Wentworth 153190OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Pre Ballet & Creative Movement at Wentworth 153057InstructionGymnastics - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Female2016/03/29 21:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Recreational Tumbling at Wentworth 141561InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 21:15From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at Wentworth 141645InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$17.00
Soccer at Wentworth 141245InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Soccer at Wentworth 141246InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
T-Ball at Wentworth 141971InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Team Gymnastics at Wentworth 142005InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 15Female2016/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
TEAM Sports at Wentworth 142025InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/03/28 23:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Wentworth 153189InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/04/02 16:00From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Wentworth 142146InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Wentworth 142177InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 21:15From March 31, 2016 to May 26, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Tot Spot at Wentworth 142206OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 18:15From April 1, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Friday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$17.00

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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.