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 PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Stanton Spray Pool

Stanton Spray Pool

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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  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, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Adult Swim at Stanton 155940OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/21 00:30From June 20, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 156059InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/25 14:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Stanton 156129InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/06/24 21:00From June 24, 2016 to August 5, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Day Camp at Stanton 156470CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$252.00
Early Bird Camp at Stanton 156576CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$84.00
Extended Camp at Stanton 156663CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$84.00
Family Swim at Stanton 156729OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/06/22 23:30From June 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 157027CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 14:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
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
$90.00
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 157028CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/08/22 14:00From August 22, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
$90.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 157226InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/21 21:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 157230InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/21 22:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 157229InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/23 21:30From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 157227InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/25 15:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 157228InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/06/25 16:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Open Swim at Stanton 157358OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/21 00:30From June 21, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
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 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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 157359OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/13 23:30From June 13, 2016 to September 12, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
TEAM Sports at Stanton 158339InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/13 21:30From June 13, 2016 to September 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Stanton 158404Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Swim at Stanton 158426OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/24 00:30From June 23, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 158565InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/06/20 20:15From June 20, 2016 to August 22, 2016
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 158571InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/06/21 23:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 158570InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/06/23 22:30From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 158762OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 22:30From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$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.