Stanton Park

  • 618 W. Scott St.   Chicago, Illinois 60610 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 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 upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From 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 upCoed2014/09/15 17:00From 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 upCoed2014/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 91936InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 91937InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:00From 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 upCoed2014/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 92225OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/09/11 00:00From September 10, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:45pm
$30.00
Conditioning at Stanton 92624InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2014/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 92633InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/03 00:00From 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
Indoor Tennis at Stanton 93377InstructionSports - TennisAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2014/11/03 22:30From November 3, 2014 to December 8, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Indoor Tennis at Stanton 93378InstructionSports - TennisAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2014/11/03 23:30From November 3, 2014 to December 8, 2014
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Stanton 93667InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/16 20:45From 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 17Coed2014/09/17 20:45From 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 17Coed2014/09/18 20:45From 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 17Coed2014/09/20 16:30From 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 17Coed2014/09/20 17:45From 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 upCoed2014/09/20 21:00From 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 13Coed2014/09/02 20:30From 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 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
TEAM Sports at Stanton 94815InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/16 21:45From September 16, 2014 to January 1, 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
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 111523InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/15 19:00From 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 Coed2014/09/17 17:00From 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 Coed2014/09/17 19:00From 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 Coed2014/09/17 23:00From 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 6Coed2014/09/19 23:00From 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 13Coed2014/12/22 14:00From 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98558InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98560InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98561InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 98559InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/09 18:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$28.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 98865OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2015/01/07 00:45From January 6, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Stanton 101951OpenSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5pm
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Stanton 114474Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Stanton 113267Individual_LeagueSports - Basketball21 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
$25.00
Bitty Basketball at Stanton 99110InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/01/10 19:15From January 10, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Each Saturday from 1:15pm to 2:15pm
$30.00
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 113528InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 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
Inner City Basketball at Stanton 100011Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2015/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100265InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100266InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100267InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100268InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100269InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 18:45From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 100270InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/10 20:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 114719OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2014/12/08 18:00From December 8, 2014 to December 29, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114721OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2014/12/09 19:00From December 9, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114723OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/12/09 21:45From December 9, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114729OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2014/12/10 00:00From December 9, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114728OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2014/12/10 20:00From December 10, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114724OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/12/10 21:45From December 10, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114722OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2014/12/11 19:00From December 11, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114725OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/12/11 21:45From December 11, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114730OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2014/12/12 00:00From December 11, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114720OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2014/12/12 18:00From December 12, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Open Swim at Stanton 114726OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2014/12/13 17:30From December 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 1:45pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Stanton 100957InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 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
$150.00
Seasonal Sports at Stanton 113266InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2015/01/06 23:00From January 6, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Soccer at Stanton 113416InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$30.00
Sports Camp at Stanton 113417CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/30 14:30January 30, 2015
Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
$35.00
TEAM Sports at Stanton 101651InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 22:45From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
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
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 101875InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 101876InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 101934InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00

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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.

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.