Chicago Park District
Stanton Building & Basketball Court

Stanton Building & Basketball Court

 
Stanton Indoor Pool Learn to Swim

Youth Learn to swim

 
Stanton Family Swim

Stanton Family Swim

 

Stanton Park

618 W Scott St Chicago, IL 60610

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M-F 12:00 pm - 9:00pm Sa, 9am-5pm. Su - Closed

Park Supervisor:
Joyce Freeman-Herron

(312) 742-7896

 
 
 

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 3
Fieldhouse 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 0
Gymnasiums 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 1
Meeting/Event Space 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 2
Playgrounds 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 1
Swimming Pools - Indoor 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 0 Spring Season Pool Schedule Accessibility feature: Lift
Water Spray Features 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 1
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.

 

 

Accessibility Information

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