Adams Playground Park

  • 1919 N. Seminary Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60614 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Maureen Belling
  • 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.

Water playground 2014 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: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Adams Clubroom

Adams Clubroom

Location: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

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

Adams Picnic Grove

Adams Picnic Grove

Location: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

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

Adams Playground

Adams Playground Accessible

Location: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Adams Sandbox

Adams Sandbox

Location: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Notes: Covered with a sun umbrella

Adams Water Playground

Adams Water Playground

Location: 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

Notes: 2014 Water Feature Schedule is located on the main page of Adams Playground.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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 Playground 92967InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Kiddie College at Adams Playground 93473InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$200.00
Little Artists at Adams Playground 93713InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$38.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams Playground 93841InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$60.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams Playground 93840InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$60.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams Playground 93842InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$60.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams Playground 93843InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$60.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams Playground 93839InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$60.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams Playground 93844InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$60.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Adams Playground 95214InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
Tot Spot at Adams Playground 111582OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00
Tot Spot at Adams Playground 111583OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 3CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$20.00

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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.

Water playground 2014 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.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Fieldhouse 1919 N. Seminary Ave. 0
Meeting/Event Space 1919 N. Seminary Ave. 1 Ideal for small parties.Available for rental June - Labor Day.
Picnic Groves 1919 N. Seminary Ave. 1 Available for rental June - Labor Day. Small picnic area with tables.
Playgrounds 1919 N. Seminary Ave. 0
Sandboxes 1919 N. Seminary Ave. 1 Covered with a sun umbrella
Water Playgrounds 1919 N. Seminary Ave. 0 2014 Water Feature Schedule is located on the main page of Adams Playground.
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.