Stanton Park

  • 618 W. Scott St.   Chicago, Illinois 60610 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Joyce Freeman-Herron
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7896

Located in the Near North Community, Stanton Park totals 6.56 acres and features an indoor pool, gymnasium and two club meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, an athletic field for football or soccer and a playground.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Stanton Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as community picnics and concerts.

History

Named for Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869) Secretary of War under President Abraham Lincoln, Stanton Park opened to the public in 1910. Since its 1869 creation, the Lincoln Park Commission's primary responsibility was to improve and manage Lincoln Park and its connecting boulevards. By the turn of the century, however, administrators were concerned about living conditions in congested neighborhoods within their jurisdiction. In an effort to create new playground parks, the commission put forth a successful bond issue in 1907. This allowed the acquisition of land for Stanton and Seward Parks and improvements to Lake Shore Playground, which was already part of the Lincoln Park System. In 1962, the Chicago Park District entered into an agreement with the Board of Education to operate Stanton Park jointly with the adjacent Friederich von Schiller Elemetary School. Two years later, the original Stanton Park fieldhouse was demolished and replaced with a natatorium and swimming facility. The construction of a gymnasium addition in 1971 allowed for additional recreational programming.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Stanton Diamond

Stanton Diamond

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Basketball

Stanton Basketball

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Fieldhouse

Stanton Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

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Stanton Gymnasium

Stanton Gymnasium

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Clubroom

Stanton Clubroom

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Playground

Stanton Playground

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Spray Pool

Stanton Spray Pool

Location Notes: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Winter Programs

Click on the Winter tab below.  Most activities run the week of January 5 through the week of March 16.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Spring Programs

Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1.
View programs online beginning Monday, February 9.  Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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 Stanton 110437Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:30From September 2, 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
$450.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Stanton 100820OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98558InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98560InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98561InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98559InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 98865OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2015/01/07 00:45From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Stanton 101951OpenSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Stanton 114474Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Stanton 113267Individual_LeagueSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Bitty Basketball at Stanton 99110InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 113528InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
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
$75.00
Family Swim at Stanton 99561OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Inner City Basketball at Stanton 100011Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Stanton 113922OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100265InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100266InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100267InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100268InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100269InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 18:45From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100270InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 100815OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 100876OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Stanton 100957InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$150.00
Seasonal Sports at Stanton 113266InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Stanton Cancelled113265InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:15From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$0
Soccer at Stanton 113416InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
TEAM Sports at Stanton 101651InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 22:45From January 5, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 101875InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 101876InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 101934InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 100809OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Stanton 106893OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 104941InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 104943InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 104944InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 104942InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 105287OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 105663InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$75.00
Family Swim at Stanton 105844OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Kickball at Stanton 105910InstructionSports - KickballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Lacrosse at Stanton 107515InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106506InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106507InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106508InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 20:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106509InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 16:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106510InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 17:45From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106511InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 106894OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 106930OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/04/06 19:00From April 6, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Stanton 107003InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 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
$153.00
PRE Adult Swim at Stanton 129793OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/23 18:00From March 23, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
PRE Family Swim at Stanton 129804OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/03/27 23:00From March 27, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 129810OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/03/23 19:00From March 23, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Stanton 129797OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/03/24 18:00From March 24, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
PRE TEAM Sports at Stanton 129798InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/24 21:45From March 24, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
PRE Youth Swim at Stanton 129812OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/24 00:00From March 23, 2015 to March 27, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$0
PRE-Open Swim at Stanton 129806OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/24 19:00From March 24, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Stanton 107616CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5y 7m but less than 13Coed2015/04/06 13:00From April 6, 2015 to April 10, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 5pm
Each Friday from 8am to 5pm
$82.00
T-Ball at Stanton 105182InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
TEAM Sports at Stanton 107793InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 21:45From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$28.00
Tennis Lessons: Level 1 at Stanton 129986InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 108019InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 108020InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 108079InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$32.00
Volleyball at Stanton 108301InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Stanton 106895OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$0

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Description

Located in the Near North Community, Stanton Park totals 6.56 acres and features an indoor pool, gymnasium and two club meeting rooms. Outside, the park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, an athletic field for football or soccer and a playground.

Many of these spaces are available for rental. Park-goers can play seasonal sports at the facility. After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and in the summer youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Stanton Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the whole family, such as community picnics and concerts.

Named for Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869) Secretary of War under President Abraham Lincoln, Stanton Park opened to the public in 1910. Since its 1869 creation, the Lincoln Park Commission's primary responsibility was to improve and manage Lincoln Park and its connecting boulevards. By the turn of the century, however, administrators were concerned about living conditions in congested neighborhoods within their jurisdiction. In an effort to create new playground parks, the commission put forth a successful bond issue in 1907. This allowed the acquisition of land for Stanton and Seward Parks and improvements to Lake Shore Playground, which was already part of the Lincoln Park System. In 1962, the Chicago Park District entered into an agreement with the Board of Education to operate Stanton Park jointly with the adjacent Friederich von Schiller Elemetary School. Two years later, the original Stanton Park fieldhouse was demolished and replaced with a natatorium and swimming facility. The construction of a gymnasium addition in 1971 allowed for additional recreational programming.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.