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

Hours: , ,

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 Park Pool

Stanton Park PoolAccessible (1)

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

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)742-9553

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Lift

Stanton Park Fall 2016 Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 9/9/2016 - 11/27/2016

Stanton Spray Pool

Stanton Spray Pool

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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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 164820OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 164918InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 164916InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 164917InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 164915InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/23 17:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 165224OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Stanton 165226OpenSports - Basketball20 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$20.00
Basketball Skills at Stanton 165225InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/23 22:30From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Cheerleading - Recreational at Stanton 166522InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least but less than 15Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 165647InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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 165870OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2016/09/23 23:00From September 23, 2016 to December 10, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Flag Football at Stanton 165951InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Stanton 166002InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Golf at Stanton 166098InstructionSports - GolfAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Kickball at Stanton 166596InstructionSports - KickballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Lap Swim at Stanton 166714OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 166874InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 166875InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 21:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 166876InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 21:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 166880InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 166877InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 16:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 166878InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 17:45From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 166879InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/24 19:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Stanton 167176OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2016 to December 10, 2016
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 167246OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Stanton 167319InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
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
Seasonal Sports at Stanton 167817InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Stanton 168179InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Stanton 168261InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 22:00From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 168608InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 168676InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 19:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 168675InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 23:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$34.00
Winter Break Camp at Stanton 169051CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/26 14:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8am to 5:30pm
$84.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 169195OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$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.