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

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 Stanton 167399Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2016 to June 23, 2017$468.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 172612InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
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
$35.00
Lap Swim at Stanton 173483OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to April 1, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$40.00
TEAM Sports at Stanton 174759InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Stanton 178179OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 178278InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 178280InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 178281InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 178279InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 17:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 178620OpenSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Stanton 178621OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Stanton 178622OpenSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$21.00
Basketball Skills at Stanton 179757InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Stanton 192892InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 179011InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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
$35.00
Family Swim at Stanton 179210OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/08 20:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Fit & Strong at Stanton 179228InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Stanton 179835OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 179990InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 179991InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 179992InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 179996InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 179993InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 16:30From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 179994InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 17:45From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 179995InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/08 19:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Stanton 180253OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:45pm
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 180334OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring at Stanton 180403InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 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
$156.00
Seasonal Sports at Stanton 192893InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$0
Soccer at Stanton 179755InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/04/05 22:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Spring Break Camp at Stanton 181184CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5y 7m but less than 14Coed2017/04/10 13:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8am to 5:30pm
$87.00
T-Ball at Stanton 181488InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/04/04 22:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Stanton 181358InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 16, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$35.00
Tennis at Stanton 182001InstructionSports - TennisAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2017/04/10 22:30From April 10, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Stanton 192894InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$27.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 181638InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 197916InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/07 19:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 181696InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6y 1m Coed2017/04/05 19:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 181697InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 182187OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 20:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$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.