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 Playground

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

Stanton Spray Pool

Stanton Spray Pool

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

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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 120531OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/16 00:30From June 15, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Aquatics Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 147180InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Day Camp at Stanton 118438CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 15:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$240.00
Early Bird Camp at Stanton 132280CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 13:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$82.00
Extended Camp at Stanton 132281CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 21:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
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
$82.00
Family Swim at Stanton 118930OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/06/17 23:30From June 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 119457CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 13:00From August 10, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$150.00
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 119455CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 13:00From August 10, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$80.00
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 119456CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/17 13:00From August 17, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$80.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 119649InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/06/16 21:30From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 119653InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/06/16 22:30From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 119652InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/06/18 21:30From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 119650InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 119651InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 147181OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/08 23:30From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 120526OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/17 00:30From June 16, 2015 to August 22, 2015
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
$0
POST Adult Swim at Stanton 130962OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/25 00:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
POST Family Swim at Stanton 130964OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/08/26 23:30From August 26, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
POST Open Swim at Stanton 130965OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/26 00:30From August 25, 2015 to September 5, 2015
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
$0
POST Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 130966OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6m but less than 6y 1m Coed2015/08/24 20:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
POST Teen Swim at Stanton 130968OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/28 00:30From August 27, 2015 to September 5, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Stanton 130969OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 22:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Stanton 132178OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
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
TEAM Sports at Stanton 121190InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 21:30From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$28.00
Teen Sports League - Basketball at Stanton 121255Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/07/07 21:00From July 7, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Swim at Stanton 120535OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/19 00:30From June 18, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 121395InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/06/15 20:15From June 15, 2015 to August 17, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 121397InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/16 23:30From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 121396InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/06/18 22:30From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 120519OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 22:30From June 15, 2015 to August 22, 2015
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Stanton 127278OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 148603InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 125036InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 125037InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 125035InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/18 17:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 125370OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/09/07 20:30From September 7, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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 148265OpenSports - Basketball20 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 125371OpenSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Stanton 125965OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/09/18 23:00From September 18, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Flag Football at Stanton 125759InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Stanton 126555InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Golf at Stanton 148268InstructionSports - GolfAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$20.00
Indoor Tennis at Stanton 126556InstructionSports - TennisAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/11/03 23:30From November 3, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Kickball at Stanton 148267InstructionSports - KickballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Lap Swim at Stanton 126742OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
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 126889InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 126890InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 126891InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 21:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 148605InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 126892InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 126893InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 17:45From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 126894InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 127279OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2015 to December 5, 2015
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 127282OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/14 19:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Stanton 127373InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 20:30From September 1, 2015 to December 18, 2015
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
$153.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Stanton 127454Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 20:30From September 1, 2015 to June 10, 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
$459.00
PRE Adult Swim at Stanton 148607OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/09 18:00From September 9, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
PRE Family Swim at Stanton 148608OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/09/11 23:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Stanton 148609OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 17:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
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
PRE Open Swim at Stanton 148610OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/08 19:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
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
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 148611OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/08 17:00From September 8, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Stanton 148614OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/08 18:00From September 8, 2015 to September 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Stanton 148612OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Stanton 148266InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Stanton 148269InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/15 19:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Stanton 128169InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 22:00From September 8, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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 128480InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 148615InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 148604InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$32.00
Winter Break Camp at Stanton 128872CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/12/21 14:00From December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8am to 5:30pm
$32.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 127281OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
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.