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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball at Seward 193665InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Seward 178614OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Boxing at Seward 178861InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 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 9:30am to 10:30am
$0
Boxing at Seward 178862InstructionSports - BoxingAt least 12 but less than 17Coed2017/04/04 22:45From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 10:45am to Noon
$0
Boxing at Seward 178863InstructionSports - Boxing18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 Noon to 1:45pm
$55.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Seward 178945InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Fit & Strong at Seward 179226InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Game Room at Seward 181998OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & Games60 and upCoed2017/04/10 23:30From April 10, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Line Dance at Seward 179227InstructionCulture and Arts - Dance60 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Seward 180398InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 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 180789InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Seward 192888OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Soccer at Seward 193666InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Tae Kwon Do at Seward 193664InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2017/04/03 21:15From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
$0
Teen Club at Seward 181399OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Tennis at Seward 193663InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$33.00
Tennis Lessons: Level 1 at Seward 181487InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00

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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.