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

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Mosaic

Mosaic (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby

Descriptors: Playground Art

The Promise of Summer

The Promise of Summer (1)

Location Notes: East exterior of field house

Descriptors: Playground Art

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

Hours: , ,

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

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
Art & ABCs at Seward 148255InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5y 11m Coed2015/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Basketball - Open at Seward 125364OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2015/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$15.00
Boxing at Seward 125616InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Boxing at Seward 125617InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 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 12:30pm to 2pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 125618InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 5, 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 2pm to 4pm
$31.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 125706InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Fit & Strong at Seward 129013InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 19:30From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Fitness and Nutrition at Seward 128065InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Flag Football at Seward 126055InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to November 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Seward 148253InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 22:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Seward 148254InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/05 15:00From September 5, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Kiddie College at Seward 148257InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:15From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$25.00
Little Artists at Seward 148256InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 5y 11m Coed2015/09/17 19:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Seward 127367InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:30From September 8, 2015 to December 18, 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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Seward 127450Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:30From September 8, 2015 to June 17, 2016
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 127802InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Seward 127728InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Sports at Seward 127292InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$20.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Seward 126221InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Volleyball at Seward 148112InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0

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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.