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

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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 127454Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:30From September 8, 2015 to June 17, 2016
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
$459.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Adult Swim at Stanton 136232OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
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 136327InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 136329InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 136330InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Stanton 136328InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/08 18:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Basketball - Open at Stanton 136638OpenSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 17Coed2016/01/06 00:45From January 5, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:45pm to 8:30pm
$0
Basketball League at Stanton 136809Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Stanton 136881InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 23:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
CPD Swim Club at Stanton 137114InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2016/01/05 01:00From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
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
Family Swim at Stanton 137297OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$0
Fit & Strong at Stanton 136670InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/05 20:30From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
Inner City Basketball at Stanton 137746Individual_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 12Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Stanton 137864OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 26, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
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 138016InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 138017InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 138018InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 151406InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/08 22:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 138019InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 17:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 138020InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 18:45From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Stanton 138021InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
Open Swim at Stanton 138287OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2016 to March 12, 2016
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 138340OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/01/04 20:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Stanton 138416InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 21:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
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
Seasonal Sports at Stanton 138937InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Stanton Cancelled138678InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Stanton 139129InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Stanton 139370InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 151403InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 20:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Stanton 139427InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$32.00
Youth Swim at Stanton 139848OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$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.