Stanton Park

  • 618 W. Scott St.   Chicago, Illinois 60610 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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 PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Stanton Spray Pool

Stanton Spray Pool

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

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

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.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
Adult Swim at Stanton 195132OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/13 00:30From June 12, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 195229InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Stanton 195331InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/12 21:00From June 12, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Day Camp at Stanton 195687CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$300.00
Early Bird Camp at Stanton 200046CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 13:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 9am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 9am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 9am
Each Thursday from 8am to 9am
Each Friday from 8am to 9am
$30.00
Extended Camp at Stanton 200048CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 22:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$30.00
Family Swim at Stanton 195935OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 196366CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/07 14:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5:30pm
$95.00
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 196367CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/14 14:00From August 14, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5:30pm
$95.00
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 199084CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/08/21 14:00From August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5:30pm
$95.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 196579InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 196583InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 196582InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/22 21:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 196580InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 196581InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Stanton 196709OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/20 00:30From June 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 196709OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/20 00:30From June 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 196709OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/20 00:30From June 20, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 26, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 3pm
Each Friday from 10am to 3pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 196710OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 23:30From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Stanton 197186InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 21:30From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 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
$35.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Stanton 197264Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/07/06 21:00From July 6, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Swim at Stanton 197289OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/06/16 00:30From June 15, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 197456InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/19 20:15From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 197457InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/06/21 22:30From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 197460InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/20 23:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 197459InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/22 22:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 197461InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/06/23 22:30From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$17.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 197711OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 22:30From June 19, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm
$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.