From the Alvin Ailey Dance Camp to an articifical turf field at McKinley Park, without the proceeds from Lollapalooza, many great park projects would not be possible.
In order to ensure a successful fall registration, signing up online for offerings will take place over two days and in two different zones. Parks located west of California Avenue will begin registration Monday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. Parks located east of California Avenue will begin registration Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.
Due to popular demand, a performance has been added of The Inconvenience’s critically acclaimed production of Hit the Wall by Ike Holter and directed by Eric Hoff at Theater on the Lake, Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Performance schedule is now Wednesday-Friday, July 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The Chicago Park District and the Chicago Community Trust present the Chicago Westside Music Festival, an admission-free concert series at three parks in the North Lawndale, Garfield Park and Austin neighborhoods featuring a mix of national and local talent on July 21 and Aug. 11 and 18. The culminating concert features award-winning R&B artist Musiq Soulchild and Chicago’s own Grammy Award-nominated soul singer-songwriter Syleena Johnson.
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.
Thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Summer Safety Surplus, the Chicago Park District launches Rollin’ Recreation, a new program that offers various activities admission free at citywide parks July 5 – August 31.
Beach lovers will find out faster ever than before this summer if it’s safe to take a dip in Lake Michigan, as the Chicago Park District improves its measuring procedures.
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.
Soldier Field and the Chicago Park District recently announced it has been awarded the status of LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Soldier Field is the first existing North American stadium to receive the award of LEED-EB Certification and the first NFL stadium to receive this prestigious award. LEED-EB stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Garfield Park Conservatory is ranked among 10 of the World's Best Botanic Gardens.
Watch Board of Commissioners March 14, 2012 Meetings
Garfield Park Conservatory recently suffered a great loss to its botanical collection with the death of the Double Coconut Palm, also known as Lodoicea maldivica, which lived in the Palm House for 45 years.