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.

Events

JUN
16
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School of Rock at Adams

Location: Adams Playground Park, Chicago, IL  IL

AUG
18
Enjoy a fun night out at a Night Out in the Parks event!

Boomshakalaka at Adams

Location: Adams Playground Park, Chicago, IL  IL

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 11, 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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Adams 126675Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2015 to June 16, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$612.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Adams 144253InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$39.00
Circus Arts Partnership at Adams 143310InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 18:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$41.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Adams 144002InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$204.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 144367InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2016/03/30 15:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 144366InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/03/30 16:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 144363InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2016/04/01 15:00From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 144364InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/04/01 16:15From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$62.00
Nature Fun at Adams 144452InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 18:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$33.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Adams 144310InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$33.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Lil' Campers at Adams 157266CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$216.00
Play Camp at Adams 157444CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 14:30From July 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
$144.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 158577CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/06/13 14:30From June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
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
$54.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 158578CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/06/13 14:30From June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
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
$54.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 158579CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2016/06/13 16:30From June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
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
$54.00
Toddler Camp at Adams 158580CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2016/06/13 16:30From June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
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
$54.00

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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.