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.

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

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball - Open at Seward 136629OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/01/10 01:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Seward 136807Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Seward 136878InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$31.00
Boxing at Seward 136956InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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 136957InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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 136958InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:30From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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
$51.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 137048InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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 137351InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Golf at Seward 137474InstructionSports - GolfAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am
$31.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Seward 138410InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 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 138668InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Tennis Lessons: Level 1 at Seward 139242InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$31.00
Tiny Tot Tennis at Seward 139441InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$31.00
Volleyball at Seward 139653InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Art & ABCs at Seward 142702InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 19:30From March 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$27.00
Basketball - Open at Seward 142949OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 143186InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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 143187InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2016/03/29 22:30From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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 143188InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 18 but less than 70Coed2016/03/29 23:30From March 29, 2016 to June 8, 2016
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
$52.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 143278InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Fit & Strong at Seward 144283InstructionWellness - Fitness55 and upCoed2016/03/28 19:30From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Fit & Strong at Seward 154224InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/03/28 21:15From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Seward 144628InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/28 20:30From March 28, 2016 to June 10, 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 145031InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Teen Club at Seward 145645OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2016 to May 27, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tennis Lessons: Level 1 at Seward 145732InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/03/28 22:30From March 28, 2016 to June 6, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Volleyball at Seward 154225InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 10 but less than 15Female2016/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm 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, 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.