Programs & Events Currently Available for Sponsorship:
MOVIES IN THE PARKS
Each summer, the Chicago Park District offers FREE cinema entertainment in 150 parks across 65 neighborhoods throughout the city. Neighbors gather at dusk in community parks, cultural centers and lakeside locations to catch an old favorite or must-see blockbuster. These events feature over 250 movies with audience totals of over 60,000 viewers.
NIGHT OUT IN THE PARKS
Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Night Out in the Parks provides world-class performances in Chicago’s neighborhood parks throughout the summer. With hundreds of movies, live concerts, festivals and theatrical shows, there’s something for everyone. Each summer, the Night Out in the Parks series brings over 1,300 events and programs to more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, serving over 275,000 attendees. The Chicago Park District partners with more than 50 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative making community parks safe havens and hubs of activity. Learn more about the Night Out in the Parks sponsorship opportunity.
FUN WITH FOOD
Fun with Food is an interactive, educational nutrition program for at risk youth. The 10-week instructional classes provide participants with hands on cooking experiences, nutrition knowledge and tools to help them develop and maintain healthy eating habits. This program is administered at 12 park locations across the city and serves approximately 1,500 participants annually. Learn more about the Fun with Food sponsorship.
ive, educational nutrition program for at risk youth. The 10-week instructional classes provide participants with hands on cooking experiences, nutrition knowledge and tools to help them develop and maintain healthy eating habits. This program is administered at 12 park locations across the city and serves approximately 1,500 participants annually. Learn more about the Fun with Food sponsorship
POLAR ADVENTURE DAYS
Polar Adventure Days offer families the opportunity to explore the outdoors at Northerly Island during the winter! There are three free events each winter season in December, January and February. Approximately 3,000-5,000 patrons attend Polar Adventure Days each year. Learn more about the Polar Adventure Days sponsorship opportunity.
HALLOWEEN IN THE PARKS
Chicago’s parks are alive with festive Halloween events during the month of October. On average, over 15,000 people celebrate Halloween in Chicago’s parks. Each year, the Chicago Park District hosts approximately 50 celebrations taking place at over 30 parks across the city.
Capital Projects & Facilities Currently Available for Partnership:
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 Chicago Park District 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 Chicago Park District’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.