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

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

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.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 18, 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
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Stanton 110437Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 20:30From 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Stanton 106893OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 18:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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 104941InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/03/30 17:00From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 104943InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/31 18:00From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 104944InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/04/02 18:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 104942InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 105287OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/04/01 23:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 105663InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 00:00From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$75.00
Family Swim at Stanton 105844OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Kickball at Stanton 105910InstructionSports - KickballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/04/03 22:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Lacrosse at Stanton 107515InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 21:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Lap Swim at Stanton 133010OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106506InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 20:45From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106507InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/01 20:45From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106508InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/02 20:45From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106509InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 16:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106510InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/04/04 17:45From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 106511InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/04/04 19:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 106894OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/03/31 19:00From March 31, 2015 to June 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 106930OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/04/06 19:00From April 6, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Spring Session at Stanton 107003InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/03/30 20:30From March 30, 2015 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
$153.00
T-Ball at Stanton 105182InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/04/02 22:30From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
TEAM Sports at Stanton 107793InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 21:45From March 31, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$28.00
Tennis Lessons: Level 1 at Stanton 129986InstructionSports - TennisAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/03/31 22:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$26.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 108019InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 108020InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 19:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 108079InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 23:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$32.00
Volleyball at Stanton 108301InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/03/31 21:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Youth Swim at Stanton 106895OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/03/31 20:00From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 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
Except the following dates:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
$0
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 22, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Stanton 132096InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$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 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
PRE Adult Swim at Stanton 130399OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/09 00:30From June 8, 2015 to June 14, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$0
PRE Family Swim at Stanton 130401OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/06/10 23:30From June 10, 2015 to June 12, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
PRE Open Swim at Stanton 130404OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/10 00:30From June 9, 2015 to June 13, 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
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Stanton 130397OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/06/08 20:15From June 8, 2015 to June 11, 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
PRE Teen Swim at Stanton 130403OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/12 00:30From June 11, 2015 to June 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 1:45pm to 3pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Stanton 130394OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 22:30From June 8, 2015 to June 13, 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 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from Noon to 1:30pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Stanton 132177OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 15:00From June 8, 2015 to June 26, 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 16Coed2015/07/21 21:00From July 21, 2015 to August 27, 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

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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.