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.

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. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 22, 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
Arts & Crafts at Adams 185246InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$39.00
Fun and Games at Adams 166034InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$37.00
Kiddie College at Adams 166621InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$208.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 167024InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 5m Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 167023InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2y 5m but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 16:15From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 167025InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 5m Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 185245InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2y 5m but less than 4Coed2016/09/21 16:15From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 167022InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 5m Coed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$62.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 167026InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2y 5m but less than 4Coed2016/09/23 16:15From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$62.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Adams 168568InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:45From September 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$37.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Adams 165605InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2016/09/22 18:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$42.00
Tot Spot at Adams 168737OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 5m Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 29, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00

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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.