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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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

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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
Basketball - Open at Seward 92333OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 92492InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
$0
Boxing at Seward 92493InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/16 22:30From September 16, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
$0
Boxing at Seward 92494InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 6, 2014
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
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
$30.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 110417InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Golf at Seward 93067InstructionSports - GolfAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/09 22:30From September 9, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Seward 94081InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 20:30From August 25, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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 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
Seasonal Sports at Seward 94416InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Seward 94665InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Seward 94666InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Step Aerobics at Seward 94704InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:15pm
$15.00
Teen Club at Seward 94861OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Tennis at Seward 95290InstructionSports - TennisAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2014/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Yoga/Pilates at Seward 110918InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
$15.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Seward 98855OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Basketball League at Seward 99037Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Seward 99109InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Boxing at Seward 99171InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Saturday from 9:15am to 11am
$0
Boxing at Seward 99172InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 99173InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 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 12:30pm to 2pm
$50.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 99262InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Fitness Combo at Seward 114438InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Female2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:15pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm
$0
Golf - Intermediate at Seward 99728InstructionSports - GolfAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
Golf at Seward 113555InstructionSports - GolfAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$30.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Seward 100952InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 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 101220InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
Teen Club at Seward 101696OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm on the 2nd, 4th weeks of each month
$0
Tennis Lessons: Level 1 at Seward 101950InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Tennis Lessons: Level 2 at Seward 113570InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/07 00:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$30.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Seward 113565InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$30.00
Volleyball at Seward 114433InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm 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.