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 PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

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 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 204846OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
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 204961InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 204959InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/12 18:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 204960InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 204958InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 205283OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/04 20:30From September 4, 2017 to December 14, 2017
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
$0
Basketball - Open at Stanton 205284OpenSports - Basketball20 and upCoed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$25.00
Basketball Skills at Stanton 205453InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Family Swim at Stanton 205971OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/15 23:45From September 15, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Floor Hockey at Stanton 206110InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Golf at Stanton 206225InstructionSports - GolfAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/09/13 22:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$21.00
Kickball at Stanton 206418InstructionSports - KickballAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/09/11 22:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$12.00
Lap Swim at Stanton 206511OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to December 30, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
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 206680InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 206681InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 206682InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 206686InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 206683InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 16:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 206684InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 17:45From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 206685InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$30.00
Open Swim at Stanton 206979OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/12 19:00From September 12, 2017 to December 2, 2017
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 207046OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Stanton 207117InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:30From September 5, 2017 to December 15, 2017
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
$164.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Stanton 208785Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:30From September 5, 2017 to June 15, 2018$492.00
Seasonal Sports at Stanton 207470InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Strength & Conditioning at Stanton 207860InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Stanton 207954InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 22:00From September 11, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 208144InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 23:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 208217InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 19:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 208216InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 23:45From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
$34.00
Winter Break Camp at Stanton 208583CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/12/18 14:00From December 18, 2017 to December 29, 2017
Each Monday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 8am to 5:30pm
$88.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 208739OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:00From September 12, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Stanton 213375InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
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
$164.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Stanton 219302InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 15, 2018
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
$164.00

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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.