Adams Playground Park

  • 1919 N. Seminary Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Maureen Belling
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7787

Tucked away in Lincoln Park, Adams Playground is truly a treasure in the community and welcomes neighbors into the park year-round.The park features a small field house that hosts indoor activities for the little ones - from Moms, Pops and Tots to Summer Camps.

When the weather warms up there is a water playground to cool off in and shaded playground for families to gather.

The talented and dedicated staff at Adams Playground invites you to stop by and check out what’s happening at the park.

2016 Water Playground Schedule  Note: Due to scheduled park programming [camps] please make sure that you reference the schedule for open times.

For those interested in using the picnic tables on the weekends - a permit is require. Please check with park staff on availability.

History

Established in 1902, Adams Park bears the name of attorney and Congressman George Adams (1840-1917) and his wife Adele (Foster) Adams. The Adamses gave the City of Chicago use of 2/3s of an acre of property in their Lincoln Park neighborhood as parkland. Placed under the jurisdiction of the city's Special Park Commission, on which George Adams served, Adams Park had playground apparatus, a shelter house, and sand court as early as 1904. In 1910, the Adamses gave the city full ownership of the property. By 1916, the Special Park Commission had added a playing field that was flooded in winter for ice skating. The city transferred Adams Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. In 1997, a new interactive waterplay area, named for retired school teacher Dorothy Melamerson , opened in Adams Park. Ms. Melamerson provided funding for the children's water feature through a bequest in her will.
Adams Fieldhouse

Adams Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Hours: ,

Adams Clubroom

Adams Clubroom

Location Notes: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Notes: Ideal for small parties.Available for rental June - Labor Day.

Adams Picnic Grove

Adams Picnic Grove

Location Notes: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Notes: Available for rental June - Labor Day. Small picnic area with tables.

Adams Playground

Adams Playground Accessible

Location Notes: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Adams Sandbox

Adams Sandbox

Location Notes: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Notes: Covered with a sun umbrella

Adams Water Playground

Adams Water Playground

Location Notes: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, May 1, 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
Fun and Games at Adams 198008InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$40.00
Kiddie College at Adams 179774InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 15:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$214.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 180132InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$64.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 180135InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/03 16:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 29, 2017
$64.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 180134InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$64.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 180133InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/05 16:15From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$64.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 180130InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$64.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 180131InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/04/07 16:15From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$64.00
Nature Fun at Adams 180214InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 18:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$34.00
Tot Spot at Adams 193177OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Young Scientist at Adams 198009InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/04/05 21:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$42.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Lil' Campers at Adams 196619CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$227.00
Play Camp at Adams 196796CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 14:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$151.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 197469CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/06/12 14:30From June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$57.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 197470CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/06/12 14:30From June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$57.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 199169CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/08/07 14:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$57.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 199170CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/08/07 14:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 11am
Each Friday from 9:30am to 11am
$57.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 199171CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/08/07 16:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$57.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 199172CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/08/07 16:30From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$57.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 197471CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/06/12 16:30From June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$57.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 197472CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/06/12 16:30From June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11:30am to 1pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1pm
$57.00

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Tucked away in Lincoln Park, Adams Playground is truly a treasure in the community and welcomes neighbors into the park year-round.The park features a small field house that hosts indoor activities for the little ones - from Moms, Pops and Tots to Summer Camps.

When the weather warms up there is a water playground to cool off in and shaded playground for families to gather.

The talented and dedicated staff at Adams Playground invites you to stop by and check out what’s happening at the park.

2016 Water Playground Schedule  Note: Due to scheduled park programming [camps] please make sure that you reference the schedule for open times.

For those interested in using the picnic tables on the weekends - a permit is require. Please check with park staff on availability.

Established in 1902, Adams Park bears the name of attorney and Congressman George Adams (1840-1917) and his wife Adele (Foster) Adams. The Adamses gave the City of Chicago use of 2/3s of an acre of property in their Lincoln Park neighborhood as parkland. Placed under the jurisdiction of the city's Special Park Commission, on which George Adams served, Adams Park had playground apparatus, a shelter house, and sand court as early as 1904. In 1910, the Adamses gave the city full ownership of the property. By 1916, the Special Park Commission had added a playing field that was flooded in winter for ice skating. The city transferred Adams Park to the Chicago Park District in 1959. In 1997, a new interactive waterplay area, named for retired school teacher Dorothy Melamerson , opened in Adams Park. Ms. Melamerson provided funding for the children's water feature through a bequest in her will.