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.

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 is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, December 12, 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
Winter Break Camp at Adams 188732CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/12/06 16:30From December 6, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Floor Hockey at Adams 188725InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$38.00
Fun and Games at Adams 172933InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$38.00
Kiddie College at Adams 173418InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2017 to March 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$212.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 173773InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$63.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 173772InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$63.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 173774InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/01/11 16:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$63.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 173775InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/11 17:15From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$63.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 173771InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2y 1m Coed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$63.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Adams 173776InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 4Coed2017/01/13 17:15From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$63.00
Sport Art & Dart at Adams 187986InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$43.00
Tot Spot at Adams 175129OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3Coed2017/01/10 21:30From January 10, 2017 to March 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$23.00
Young Scientist at Adams 187988InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$40.00

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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.