Seward Park

  • 375 W. Elm St.   Chicago, Illinois 60610 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Joyce Freeman-Herron
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7895

Located in the Near North Community Area, Seward Park totals 7.32 acres and offers the right mix of athletic programming, family special events for residents in this emerging neighborhood. Individuals and teams frequently rent Seward Park’s two gyms for sports leagues and games, fundraisers, parties, corporate outings and more. Seward Park features two gyms with balconies; men’s & women’s locker rooms; a dance studio; six club/meeting rooms; a boxing ring and room; playground; two softball/soccer fields; and several outdoor basketball standards. Seward Park offers the following programs for different age groups at various times throughout the year: basketball, boxing, track and field, volleyball, arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor soccer, T-Ball, summer day camp, Cubs Care Rookie Baseball, and bitty basketball. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Water enthusiast visit the indoor swimming pool at Stanton Park just steps away.

In addition to programs, Seward Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as concerts and Movies in the Park.

History

Completed in 1908, Seward Park was one of the Lincoln Park Commission's first three neighborhood parks. Although the park commission was established in 1869 to manage Lincoln Park and its connecting boulevards, by the turn of the century administrators were concerned about the living conditions in densely-populated neighborhoods within their jurisdiction. Approval of a 1907 bond issue allowed the acquisition of land for Seward and Stanton Parks, along with improvements to Lake Shore Playground, which was already part of the Lincoln Park System. Prairie School architect Dwight H. Perkins designed the Seward Park fieldhouse. An advocate for playgrounds in congested districts and a leader in saving the forest preserves, Perkins served as architect to the Chicago Board of Education during the period in which he also worked for the Lincoln Park Commission. Perkins' fieldhouse included gymnasiums, shower baths, a reading room, club rooms, and an assembly hall equipped with a movable stage and an electric lantern with an attachment for educational moving pictures. The Lincoln Park Commissioners decided to name new parks after President Abrabham Lincoln's cabinet members. William H. Seward (1801-1872) was the Secretary of State during Lincoln's administration.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Seward Baseball

Seward Baseball

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago IL 60610

Seward Basketball

Seward Basketball

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago IL 60610

Seward Boxing Room

Seward Boxing Room

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St.

Seward Park - A&J Hot Dog Stand

Seward Park - A&J Hot Dog Stand

Location: 375 W. Elm St.

Hours:

Phone: (312)287-5200

Seward Fieldhouse

Seward Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago IL 60610

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Seward Fitness Arcade

Seward Fitness Arcade

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago, IL 60610

Seward Gymnasium

Seward Gymnasium

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago IL 60610

Seward Clubroom

Seward Clubroom

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago IL 60610

Seward Playground

Seward PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago IL 60610

Seward Spray Pool

Seward Spray Pool

Location Notes: 375 W. Elm St. Chicago IL 60610

Events

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Seward 94142Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:30From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Seward 108160InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$26.00
Basketball - Open at Seward 105281OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/03/30 20:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 105504InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Boxing at Seward 105505InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 105506InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 18 but less than 70Coed2015/03/31 23:30From March 31, 2015 to June 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 1:30pm to 5:15pm
$51.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 105594InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Golf at Seward 107743InstructionSports - GolfAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
$31.00
Hip Hop Aerobics at Seward 106080InstructionWellness - AerobicsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 22:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Kickball at Seward 106261InstructionSports - KickballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 18:15From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Seward 129808InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/04/02 23:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Seward 110416InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Seward 107262InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
$0
T-Ball at Seward 107721InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, May 23, 2015
$31.00
Teen Club at Seward 107835OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tennis Lessons: Level 1 at Seward 108092InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/03/30 22:30From March 30, 2015 to June 8, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, April 13, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
$31.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Seward 107137InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 15:45From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:45am to 11:45am
$26.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Seward 118093InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 118232InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/09 22:00From June 9, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:45am
$0
Boxing at Seward 118234InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/06/09 23:00From June 9, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$51.00
Boxing at Seward 118233InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/09 23:00From June 9, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$0
Dance - Hip Hop Partnership at Seward 118311PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$210.00
Day Camp at Seward 118430CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:30From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9:30am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 4pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 4pm
$240.00
Early Bird Camp at Seward 118545CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 12:30From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30am to 9:30am
Each Tuesday from 7:30am to 9:30am
Each Wednesday from 7:30am to 9:30am
Each Thursday from 7:30am to 9:30am
Each Friday from 7:30am to 9:30am
$82.00
Extended Camp at Seward 118625CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$82.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Seward 121251Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 16 but less than 19Coed2015/07/22 21:00From July 22, 2015 to August 28, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Urban Moves Partnership at Seward 121449PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 17:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$210.00

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Description

Located in the Near North Community Area, Seward Park totals 7.32 acres and offers the right mix of athletic programming, family special events for residents in this emerging neighborhood. Individuals and teams frequently rent Seward Park’s two gyms for sports leagues and games, fundraisers, parties, corporate outings and more. Seward Park features two gyms with balconies; men’s & women’s locker rooms; a dance studio; six club/meeting rooms; a boxing ring and room; playground; two softball/soccer fields; and several outdoor basketball standards. Seward Park offers the following programs for different age groups at various times throughout the year: basketball, boxing, track and field, volleyball, arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor soccer, T-Ball, summer day camp, Cubs Care Rookie Baseball, and bitty basketball. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Water enthusiast visit the indoor swimming pool at Stanton Park just steps away.

In addition to programs, Seward Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as concerts and Movies in the Park.

Completed in 1908, Seward Park was one of the Lincoln Park Commission's first three neighborhood parks. Although the park commission was established in 1869 to manage Lincoln Park and its connecting boulevards, by the turn of the century administrators were concerned about the living conditions in densely-populated neighborhoods within their jurisdiction. Approval of a 1907 bond issue allowed the acquisition of land for Seward and Stanton Parks, along with improvements to Lake Shore Playground, which was already part of the Lincoln Park System. Prairie School architect Dwight H. Perkins designed the Seward Park fieldhouse. An advocate for playgrounds in congested districts and a leader in saving the forest preserves, Perkins served as architect to the Chicago Board of Education during the period in which he also worked for the Lincoln Park Commission. Perkins' fieldhouse included gymnasiums, shower baths, a reading room, club rooms, and an assembly hall equipped with a movable stage and an electric lantern with an attachment for educational moving pictures. The Lincoln Park Commissioners decided to name new parks after President Abrabham Lincoln's cabinet members. William H. Seward (1801-1872) was the Secretary of State during Lincoln's administration.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.