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 and family special events.

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; a playground; two softball/soccer fields; and several outdoor basketball standards.

Seward Park offers numerous programs for different age groups at various times throughout the year, including basketball, boxing, track and field, volleyball, arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor soccer, 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, Movies in the Park and other Night Out in the Parks events.

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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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
Fit & Strong at Seward 199065InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2017/06/21 18:00From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Seward 205275OpenSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Seward 205274OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 205569InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 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 Noon
$0
Boxing at Seward 205570InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 2, 2017
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
$42.00
Boxing at Seward 205568InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 205664InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Dance - Steppers at Seward 206716InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Game Room at Seward 206215OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 23:30From September 11, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Graffiti Art at Seward 223984InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Line Dance at Seward 206717InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Seward 207112InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2017 to December 15, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Seward 208782Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/08/29 20:30From August 29, 2017 to June 15, 2018$0
Seasonal Sports at Seward 207461InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Seward 223983InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Seward 207572OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Seward 207646InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Teen Club at Seward 223982OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tennis at Seward 208065InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2017 to November 20, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00
Walking Club at Seward 205634OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Seward 213370InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 30, 2018
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
Park Kids - Spring at Seward 219297InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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

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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 and family special events.

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; a playground; two softball/soccer fields; and several outdoor basketball standards.

Seward Park offers numerous programs for different age groups at various times throughout the year, including basketball, boxing, track and field, volleyball, arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor soccer, 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, Movies in the Park and other Night Out in the Parks events.

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.