Sponsorship Opportunities


Programs and events currently available for sponsorship:


Halloween in the Parks 

Chicago’s parks are alive with festive Halloween events during the month of October.  The 13 Terrors Haunted House transforms Theater on the Lake from a summertime theater venue to a scene of lakefront horrors.  This 2-weekend event had more than 6,700 visitors go through the haunted house in 2012.  CPD also brings a little bit of the country to the city with our annual Pumpkin Patches.  Family-friendly offerings often include pumpkin patches, pumpkin decorating stations, Halloween-themed carnival games, petting zoos and more.  In addition, parks throughout the city host their own Halloween parties during October to provide safe celebrations for children and families.

In 2012, over 22,000 people celebrated Halloween in Chicago’s parks.



Capital Projects and Facilities currently available for partnership:


Playground Program
The Chicago Park District has 520 playgrounds, 280 of which are over 20 years old with outdated equipment that fails to meet current Chicago Park District standards.  Community playgrounds provide significant recreational and social opportunities for our youth, and the renovation of our neighborhood playgrounds is a priority goal in our campaign to encourage health and wellness in our communities.

Our playgrounds are redeveloped in collaboration with the local community.  The new playgrounds include new play equipment for kids between ages 2-12, rubberized soft surfacing, pathway improvements, lighting, seating, and landscaping.  The new playgrounds are intended to be state of the art and meet or exceed ADA accessibility guidelines, including providing ramps to play structures where possible. 

Game Point Tennis Court Program
The CPD maintains over 550 tennis courts.  Game Point is a program to renovate tennis courts district wide.  The renovation program includes resurfacing, restriping, posts and nets at each court.

Ball Field Renovations
The CPD’s 1,850 ball fields are heavily used by patrons of all ages.  Full renovation of a ball field includes grading and resizing the infield, updating player benches, batting cages, backstop, scoreboard, and view bleachers as needed at each site. 



Contact the New Business Development Department at (312) 742-4292 for more information.