The Chicago Park District hosts the NikeFuel House, 1800 N. Stockton, and the seasonal NikeFuel House basketball court in south Lincoln Park, offering the community new ways to engage in recreation through Nike digital innovations.
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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The Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain in Grant Park celebrates its 85th season of dazzling Chicagoans and visitors alike with its beauty along the lakefront. The fountain operates daily from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. now through autumn, weather dependent. Times are subject to change when special events take place in or around Grant Park.
Chicago’s enduring summer theater festival, Theater on the Lake, housed in the building at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, is gearing up to celebrate its 60th season.
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The Chicago Park District today announced the 2012 slate for Theater on the Lake. Co-curators Michael Patrick Thornton and Meghan Beals McCarthy selected eight recent theater productions from around the city to be remounted for one week each at the open-air facility at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, with highlights including the Inconvenience's recent hot ticket Hit the Wall, the Building Stage's percussive adaptation of Moby-Dick and Redtwist's Jeff-nominated Opus.
The Chicago Park District’s Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival turns 60 this year and is proud to announce the eight artistically diverse Chicago theater companies that will receive encore presentations from June 13 – Aug. 5, 2012. Each production will be performed for five evenings only at the theater at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.
Theater on the Lake, the Chicago Park District-sponsored enterprise offering semi-outdoor shows at Fullerton Avenue on the shore of Lake Michigan, has announced its 2012 season, including another chance to see the sold-out show "Hit the Wall" by The Inconvenience, the Ike Holter drama about the Stonewall riots that sparked long lines of potential patrons this spring outside the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre.
Each year, the Chicago Park District develops a 5-Year plan of capital projects and District-wide
programs in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).