Stanton Park

  • 618 W. Scott St.   Chicago, Illinois 60610 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Joyce Freeman-Herron
  • 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.

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Stanton Diamond

Stanton Diamond

Location: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Basketball

Stanton Basketball

Location: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Fieldhouse

Stanton Fieldhouse

Location: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Gymnasium

Stanton Gymnasium

Location: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Clubroom

Stanton Clubroom

Location: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Playground

Stanton Playground

Location: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Stanton Spray Pool

Stanton Spray Pool

Location: 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Stanton 91861InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 91933InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 91935InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 91936InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Free
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 91937InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 91934InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 92223OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 19, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Free
Basketball - Open at Stanton 92225OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoedFrom September 10, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 92224OpenSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 13CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to November 21, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Conditioning at Stanton 92624InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Free
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 92633InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to January 2, 2015
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
Fit & Strong at Stanton 92826InstructionWellness - Fitness50 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$10.00
Indoor Tennis at Stanton 93377InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 10CoedFrom November 3, 2014 to December 8, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Free
Indoor Tennis at Stanton 93378InstructionSports - TennisAt least 10 but less than 13CoedFrom November 3, 2014 to December 8, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93667InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93668InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93669InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93670InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93671InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93672InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Stanton 94085InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
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
$150.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Stanton 110437Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to June 12, 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
$450.00
TEAM Sports at Stanton 94815InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Teen Club at Stanton 94867OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to November 21, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Free
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 111523InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 95137InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 95138InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 95139InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 95195InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Winter Break Camp at Stanton 95495CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13CoedFrom December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8am to 5:30pm
$85.00

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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.

 

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 618 W. Scott St. Chicago IL 60610 0
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.