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: Indoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

The Promise of Summer

The Promise of Summer (1)

Location Notes: East exterior of field house

Descriptors: Outdoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

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

Descriptors: Food & Beverage

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

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Seward Spray Pool

Seward Spray Pool

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

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 Saturday, December 10, 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
Basketball - Open at Seward 165215OpenSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2016/09/24 00:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$16.00
Boxing at Seward 165486InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
Boxing at Seward 165487InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 2pm
$40.00
Park Kids - Fall at Seward 167314InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Seward 167395Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/06 20:30From September 6, 2016 to June 23, 2017$0
Senior Citizens Club at Seward 165995OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Wiffle Ball at Seward 166683InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/11/01 22:30From November 1, 2016 to December 13, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Seward 172112OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2017/01/14 19:45From January 14, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Seward 172280Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Seward 172363InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Boxing at Seward 172452InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11am
$0
Boxing at Seward 172453InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 172454InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/01/11 00:15From January 10, 2017 to March 18, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 6:15pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 2pm
$53.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 172542InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 2017
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 187705InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Game Room at Seward 187707OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Golf at Seward 173006InstructionSports - GolfAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 23:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$33.00
Line Dance at Seward 172845InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter at Seward 174032InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
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 174295InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
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
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Seward 187706OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/13 19:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Tennis at Seward 175089InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$33.00
Tennis at Seward 174876InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/01/13 23:30From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$33.00

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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.