The Chicago Park District’s success continues on day two of fall registration. More than 10,000 transactions were processed online in today’s first hour, resulting in a total of about 19,000 transactions during the first hour of both days. This is the first session the Chicago Park District implemented its new two-day registration schedule to accommodate the extremely high volume of patrons registering for park programs.
Today, just one hour after the start of online registration, the Chicago Park District successfully processed more than 7,100 transactions for fall programs. This is the first session that the Chicago Park District implemented its new two-day registration schedule to accommodate the extremely high volume of patrons registering for park programs.
Following a successful run at 10 parks throughout the City, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District plan to bring back and expand the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program that was presented this summer with Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Boeing Company. The goal next year is to increase the number of parks presenting performances and communities receiving exposure to live, professional theater.
The Chicago Cubs, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation, 25th Ward Alderman Daniel Solis, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and members of the community broke ground on a new state-of-the-art, all-weather athletic field at the Chicago Park District’s Harrison Park in the Pilsen community on Friday morning, August 3, 2012.
The Chicago Park District, Chicago Fire Department and Forest Preserve District of Cook County would like to remind park and forest preserve visitors not to dump hot coals at the base of the trees or in areas where fires could ignite, especially during this unusually hot and dry summer season. The very dry conditions we are now experiencing make it more important than ever to discard hot coals in the appropriate manner.
Projected light on the dome of the Garfield Park Conservatory reflects the shapes of 65,000 shattered panes of glass from the hailstorm of June 30, 2011. The light installation exhibit by artist and graduate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago Annette Elliot will be on display from sunset to sunrise from June 30 - July 7 to commemorate the devastation left behind by the hailstorm last year.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), Chicago Park District and The Boeing Company announced today plans to bring Shakespeare, FREE FOR ALL, to community parks across the City of Chicago this summer. From Portage Park to Humboldt Park and Austin to South Shore, this summer from July 29 to August 19, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks will break down barriers to arts participation and give Chicagoans direct access to their City’s cultural resources by bringing free Shakespeare performances into their
Representatives from the Chicago Park District, elected officials, community members and dozens of boat enthusiasts dedicated Chicago’s 10th harbor at 31st St. this morning. The newly developed area is adjacent to 31st St. Beach and features numerous amenities for the neighborhood, including a state-of-art playground as well as green space.
This summer goats can be seen "browsing" at Garfield Park Conservatory's City Garden! Once a month for a week this summer, visitors can catch a glimpse of goats helping to naturally weed the back City Garden.
The Chicago Park District invites families to get down and dirty with nature at Family Adventure Day from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at Northerly Island, 1400 S. Linn White Dr., on the Museum Campus. The event is admission free and will officially kick-off Chicago Wilderness’ June, Leave No Child Inside month.
New for the 2012 beach season, the Chicago Park District will provide beach goers with real-time water quality results at 16 out of 24 designated swim beaches, beginning with the start of swim season on Friday, May 25 and running through Monday, Sept. 3.
North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski, celebrates Chicago’s backyard biodiversity during its annual “City Wilds Festival” on Saturday, June 9 with special hours from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Chicago Park District has limited funds available to provide financial assistance for families who qualify and wish to enroll in the summer day camp program. Deadline to apply for financial assistance is Monday, June 11. Financial assistance is only available to City of Chicago residents.
The Lakefront Trail will be closed on Saturday, May 19 through 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21 from Balbo Avenue to 39th Street due to the NATO Summit.
The Chicago Park District’s 12th annual Movies in the Parks series kicks off Monday, June 11 and will feature 176 screenings of current and classic movies in 128 citywide parks through Oct. 26. The series is presented by Charter One. Admission is free, and all movies begin at dusk weather permitting. Patrons can call the Movies in the Parks hotline for daily listings and updated weather-related cancellations at 312-742-1134.
The Chicago Park District recently announced the winners for the 2nd biannual Nature in Chicago Amateur Photo Contest & Exhibition. The Chicago Park District’s nature areas program hosted a photography contest of nature in Chicago to illustrate the natural beauty and biological diversity that exists within our own city. Four winning photos were selected in each category for a total of 16 photos to be included in the traveling exhibit.
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