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.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

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.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • 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
Basketball League at Stanton 86169Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 15CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 11, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 7pm
Free
Day Camp at Stanton 82307CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 11CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
$250.00
Drop-in at Stanton 82336OpenSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 19, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free
Family Swim at Stanton 87345OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Free
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 87367CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 4, 2014 to August 8, 2014
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
$75.00
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 87368CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014
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
$75.00
Late Summer Camp at Stanton 87369CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom August 18, 2014 to August 22, 2014
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
$75.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 82941InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 87342InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 82944InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 82942InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 82943InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17CoedFrom June 28, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$22.00
Open Swim at Stanton 87343OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 30, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Stanton 87346OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom June 14, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
Free
Open Swim at Stanton 87344OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 30, 2014
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
Free
Open Swim at Stanton 87347OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3pm
Free
TEAM Sports at Stanton 83383InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18CoedFrom June 13, 2014 to September 1, 2014
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 83455Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16CoedFrom July 1, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Free
Tiny Tot Level I at Stanton 88536InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 25, 2014
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Level II at Stanton 88538InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 24, 2014 to August 26, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Level II at Stanton 88537InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom June 26, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
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
Family Swim at Stanton 111543OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Free
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
Lap Swim at Stanton 111524OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93672InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 111538OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Free
Open Swim at Stanton 111533OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Free
Open Swim at Stanton 111535OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 12CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4pm
Free
Open Swim at Stanton 111540OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 17CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Free
Open Swim at Stanton 111534OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 4pm
Free
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.