Photo Galleries

T.I.P. Fest 2015 at Northerly Island

Category: Northerly Island,Events Date Posted: 7/01/2015

The Chicago Park District presents Teens In the Parks Fest at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. The FREE concert for youths age 13-24, featured musical performances by Chance the Rapper, Dlow, Logan, Donnie Trumpet & Kendrick Lamar. View Gallery

2015 Summer Day Camp

Category: Fosco Park,Bell Park,Broadway Armory Park,Dvorak Park,Horner Park,Indian Road Park,La Follette Park,Loyola Park,Ping Tom Memorial Park,Rutherford Sayre Park,Warren Park,Events Date Posted: 7/01/2015

This year’s camp theme, Explore the Spirit of Chicago - My Neighborhood, Our City, offers unique ways for campers to investigate our neighborhoods and our city through play. We've captured some awesome moments from camps across the city! View Gallery

2015 Night Out In the Parks

Category: Events,Fred Anderson Date Posted: 6/04/2015

Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Night Out In The Parks features world-class performances in Chicago's neighborhood parks throughout the summer including. Movies In the Parks, live concerts, festivals and theatrical shows. View Gallery

2015 Kilbourn Park Greenhouse Plant Sale

Category: Kilbourn Park,Events Date Posted: 5/18/2015

We had an amazing turnout of the annual Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse plant sale. Thanks to our volunteers and everyone who came out to purchase seedlings. Happy planting! View Gallery

Switching on Buckingham Fountain

Category: Events,Facilities Date Posted: 5/18/2015

ComEd and the Chicago Park District officially opened Buckingham Fountain for the 2015 season during the "Switch on Summer" event on Saturday, May 9th. View Gallery

Employee Showcase 2015

Category: Events Date Posted: 5/18/2015

Chicago Park District employees, families and friends gathered at South Shore Cultural Center for the 2015 Employee Showcase. View Gallery

Senior Fun in the Parks!

Category: Amundsen Park,Galewood Park,Independence Park,Mayfair Park,Mozart Park,Peterson Park,Portage Park,Sheil Park,Wilson (John P.) Park,Columbus Park,Merrimac,Events Date Posted: 5/18/2015

Chicago Park District seniors partake in a variety of fun-filled events being organized in their local parks. Featured is the Senior Prom and Senior 70s Disco Luncheon! We have some cool seniors in park programs. View Gallery

Egg-citing time in the parks!

Category: Altgeld Park,Bosley Playground Park,Brands Park,Clarendon Park Community Center,Clark (John) Park,Commercial Club Playground,Donovan Playground Park,Hamlin Park,Indian Road Park,Kells Playground Park,Maplewood Playlot Park,Mayfair Park,Olympia Park,Paschen Park,Sheridan Park,Smith Park,Williams (Daniel Hale) Park,Events Date Posted: 4/16/2015

Spring has arrived and the Chicago Park District hosted dozens bunny events across the city for kids of all ages. From egg hunts to breakfast with the bunny we've captured some hoppy moments! View Gallery

Use Your Words: A Youth Art Activism Festival

Category: Austin Town Hall Park,Events Date Posted: 4/13/2015

More than 300 teens from all of Chicago attended the 7th Annual youth art activism festival that was hosted by the TRACE (Teens Re-imaging Art, Community & Environment) program, and held at Austin Town Hall Park, on April 3rd, 2015. View Gallery

Winter Hockey Classic Challenge

Category: Warren Park,Events Date Posted: 4/01/2015

We invited a couple youth hockey teams to play the game the ole' fashion way...outside! The McFetridge River Dogs and Evanston Kits took to the ice and played a few amazing games. Great day for hockey and the players loved it. We captured a few pics View Gallery

Polar Plunge 2015

Category: Chase Park,Loyola Park,Welles Park, News,Events Date Posted: 3/19/2015

The 15th Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics went off without a hitch. Perfect weather, 4,500 plungers, great crowds, awesome "guest" jumpers, & most importantly our incredible athletes! Thanks Special Children's Charities & all involved, View Gallery

Valentine's Day in the Parks 2015

Category: Indian Boundary Park,Armour Square Park,Loyola Park,Mayfair Park,Olympia Park,Portage Park,Sheil Park,Warren Park,Wicker Park,Skinner Park,Events Date Posted: 3/19/2015

Dancin' cheek to chest. The Chicago Park District celebrated Valentine’s Day with numerous dances and parties throughout the city including the traditional daddy-daughter/mommy-son dances. We captured some sweet memories from the dances. View Gallery

Central Region 62nd Junior Citizen Awards Banquet

Category: Humboldt Park,Archer Park,Commercial Club Playground,Garfield Park,Kelly Park,Kennicott Park,Lake Shore Park,Taylor Park,Taylor-Lauridsen Playground Park,Union Park,Wilson Community Center Park Date Posted: 3/02/2015

The Central Region held its 62nd annual Junior Citizen Awards Banquet at the Garfield Park Conservatory on February 26th, 2015. View Gallery

North Region Junior Citizens 2015

Category: Adams Playground Park,Broadway Armory Park,Galewood Park,Haas Park,Hamlin Park,Hiawatha Park,Kelvyn Park,Kilbourn Park,Loyola Park,Revere Park,River Park,Rutherford Sayre Park,Sheil Park,Welles Park,Wilson (John P.) Park,Merrimac,Lincoln Park Cultural Center,Events Date Posted: 2/26/2015

Finalists, judges, family, Chicago Park District staff and guest speaker Tom Zbikowski gathered at the 62nd annual Junior Citizen awards ceremony and dinner in recognizing and honoring our 2015 North Region Junior Citizen finalists. View Gallery

2014 Gold Medal Winners

Category: Warren Park, News Date Posted: 2/26/2015

The gold medal is hitting the parks and we've captured staff and patrons with the coveted medal! As we all share in the pride this award brings to our city, we invite all Chicagoans and guests, to come see the medal in person. #GoldMedalPride View Gallery

February Frenzy Basketball Tounament - Girls

Category: Hamlin Park,Events Date Posted: 2/26/2015

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South Region 2015 Junior Citizens Finalists

Category: Events Date Posted: 2/19/2015

The Chicago Park District South Region congratulates the 2015 Junior Citizens Scholarship finalists at the 62nd Annual Junior Citizens Awards Banquet at South Shore Cultural Center. View Gallery

2014 Holiday in the Parks!

Category: Eugene Field Park,Independence Park,Indian Road Park,Rutherford Sayre Park Date Posted: 2/04/2015

Chicagoans got into the holiday spirit at a number of fun-filled events this winter. Skating with Santa, chocolate house making and much more. Take a look at what we've captured! View Gallery

Teen Leadership Connection Winter Dance

Category: Events Date Posted: 2/04/2015

The Chicago Park District Teen Leadership Connection recently held a splendid Winter Dance at South Shore Cultural Center. Teens, don't miss out on another great event. Contact your local park today and become a member of Teen Leadership Connection! View Gallery

Famous People in Chicago Parks

Category: News Date Posted: 1/28/2015

Check out these well known people who have spent some time in one of Chicago's many parks. View Gallery

2014 Year in Review

Category: News Date Posted: 1/08/2015

The Chicago Park District does some amazing things every year. From Night Out in the Park to building new cool facilities to providing affordable programs...we love what we do! We've put together some highlights from 2014 to share. Enjoy. View Gallery

2014 North Region Girls Tumbling

Category: Gompers Park,Amundsen Park,Blackhawk Park,Broadway Armory Park,Chase Park,Dunham Park,Horner Park,Jefferson Memorial Park,Kosciuszko Park,Loyola Park,Norwood Park,Portage Park,Rutherford Sayre Park,Shabbona Park,Warren Park,Welles Park,Sports Date Posted: 12/30/2014

More than 400 girls gathered at Warren Park for the annual north region Tumbling Meet. Over the course of 2-days the girls showed off their best tumbling skills. Winners advance to City-Wide competition. We captured a few amazing memories to share View Gallery

Portage Park Turkey Trot

Category: Portage Park,Events Date Posted: 11/24/2014

The annual Turkey Trot at Portage Park went off without a hitch. Despite the chilly temp more than 200 community members participated in the fun run. Winners in each age group won a Turkey & runner-ups won a Pumpkin Pie. Gobble...Gobble... Enjoy! View Gallery

2014 Fall in the Parks!

Category: Indian Boundary Park,Humboldt Park,Lincoln Park,Armour Square Park,Donovan Playground Park,Dvorak Park,Eugene Field Park,Horner Park,Portage Park,Rutherford Sayre Park,Shedd Park,Washtenaw Park,Skinner Park,Lincoln Park Cultural Center,Events Date Posted: 11/12/2014

This Fall we offer tons of amazing kid-friendly family fun. Pumpkin patches, Halloween parties, haunted drive-in spooky movies and fall colors and Turkey Trots - there is something for everyone. Take a look at our favorite shots captured in the park View Gallery

2014 Night Out in the Parks

Category: Gompers Park,Indian Boundary Park,Adams Playground Park,Chopin Park,Clark (Richard) Playlot Park,Dunham Park,Horner Park,Loyola Park,Palmisano Park,Welles Park,Events Date Posted: 11/12/2014

The Encore Season of ‘Night Out in the Parks’ presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel brings more than 1,000 free cultural events to a neighborhood near you. From theatre to concerts and dance to movies in the parks there is something for everyone. View Gallery

Park Points

Category: News Date Posted: 10/09/2014

See some of the amazing experiences available to members of ParkPoints, the Chicago Park District's loyalty program. Learn more at www.chiparkpoints,com. View Gallery

2014 Serve It Up Volleyball Tounament

Category: Horner Park,Events Date Posted: 10/08/2014

Teams hit the courts at Horner Park for the Serve It Up Volleyball Tournament. 10 local grammer schools participated in this new tournament held by the Park District. View Gallery

Blues on the Bayou at Columbus Park Refectory

Category: Columbus Park,Events Date Posted: 9/16/2014

Senior citizens enjoyed a traditional southern meal and listened to blues music during the annual afternoon summer celebration that took place at the Columbus Park Refectory. View Gallery

Jackie Robinson West National Little League Champs

Category: News Date Posted: 8/28/2014

Chicago is swelling with pride and celebrating a team that has inspired us to be better, taught us humility and to never give up. We thank you Jackie Robinson West! Today we celebrate and honor your achievements. Congratulations Jackie Robinson West! View Gallery

National Finalist Gold Medal Award Tours Chicago

Category: News Date Posted: 8/20/2014

Introducing Goldie! She is the award we received from NRPA for being a finalist in the Parks and Recreation Management category. We hope to win overall, but until then, Goldie is touring Chicago! Be sure to check back to see where she goes! View Gallery

Teen X-STREAM Summer 2014

Category: Events Date Posted: 8/18/2014

Central Region's Teen X-STREAM summer camp event. This summer 150 teens participated in the Beach Blast Sand Castle competition & Robotics Challenge at Humboldt Park, and 250 teens raced in the 2nd Annual Push Kart Derby at the Garfield Park. View Gallery

Park Projects Supported by Lollapalooza Proceeds

Category: News Date Posted: 8/01/2014

Proceeds from Lollapalooza help support a number of Chicago Park District projects and initiatives, such as an artificial turf field at McKinley Park and financial assistance for kids enrolled in summer day camp. View Gallery

South Region 2014 Fitness Fun Day

Category: Events Date Posted: 7/31/2014

South Region Fitness Fun Day held at South Shore Cultural Center invited campers from all over the south region to enjoyed a day of dancing, games, sports and new knowledge about how to stay fit and healthy. View Gallery

2014 North Region Fitness Fest

Category: Jefferson Memorial Park,Events Date Posted: 7/30/2014

With more than 900 campers invading Horner Park an amazing time was had by all. The kids and staff enjoyed a day of dancing, games, sports and new knowledge about how to stay fit and healthy. Can't wait until next year! View Gallery

"Kids that Rock" Camp Concert at Wicker Park

Category: Events Date Posted: 7/28/2014

"Kids that Rock" is one of the fun and exciting summer camp culminating events that took place at Wicker Park on July 25th, 2014. View Gallery

2014 Day Camp

Category: Indian Boundary Park,Bell Park,Broadway Armory Park,Loyola Park,Rutherford Sayre Park,Schreiber Playground Park,Touhy Park,Welles Park Date Posted: 7/24/2014

The Chicago Park District provides awesome summer day camps for kids. Check out what's happening this summer! View Gallery

2014 Central Region Fitness Fun Day

Category: Sports,Events Date Posted: 7/24/2014

During the Central Region Fitness Fun Day, that took place at Douglas Park, campers from all over the central region enjoyed a day of music, games, sports and other activities. View Gallery

2014 Earth Day Celebrations

Category: Green Briar Park,Hamlin Park,Holstein Park,Horner Park,Roberts Square Playlot Park,Rutherford Sayre Park,Touhy Park,Events Date Posted: 7/08/2014

Volunteers from across the city came out to their local parks for Earth Day clean up events. Our parks look wonderful thanks to you! View Gallery

South Region Teen Leadership Connection

Category: Events Date Posted: 7/07/2014

The Chicago Park District Teen Leadership Connection are actively involved in recreational, community building and outreach activities throughout the year. Our students are exposed to many career and leadership opportunities. View Gallery

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

Category: News,Events Date Posted: 7/02/2014

Hundreds came out park pools across the city on Friday, June 20 to attempt to set a record for the World's Largest Swimming Lesson, and to help spread the word that swimming lessons save lives. Check out these photos of this important event. View Gallery

2013 Night Out in the Parks

Category: Events Date Posted: 7/02/2014

The Night Out in the Parks initiative, features more than 750 citywide cultural and arts activities this summer, making parks a safe haven and a hub of activity. We captured some great moments! Check it out. View Gallery

2014 Employee Showcase

Category: Events Date Posted: 5/08/2014

Back by popular demand. The 2nd Annual Employee Showcase was a hit! Filling the room with great song, dance, and laughter our talented co-workers from across the city took to the stage. All proceeds benefited the CPD Financial Assistance. View Gallery

2014 Special Olympics

Category: Harrison Park,Independence Park,Kosciuszko Park,Loyola Park,Marquette Park,Mt. Greenwood Park,Norwood Park,Piotrowski Park,Shabbona Park,Welles Park,Sports,Events Date Posted: 5/08/2014

5,500 athletes representing parks all over the city participated in the Opening Ceremonies at Soldier Field today! Congratulations to all the dedicated athletes! Looking forward to the spring games starting tomorrow. View Gallery

2014 Polar Plunge

Category: News Date Posted: 4/30/2014

On 3/2/14 3,200 people plunged in Lake Michigan to raise funds & awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Chicago. Plungers included Jimmy Fallon, Mayor Emanuel, Supt. Kelly, Comm. Bannon, Israel Idonije & Chicago Fire/Chicago PD cast members. View Gallery

2013 Summer Day Camp

Category: Lincoln Park,Bell Park,Touhy Park,Events Date Posted: 4/28/2014

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. Check out our campers and what they are up to. Our staff has captured some great moments. View Gallery

Fitness in the Parks

Category: Events,Facilities Date Posted: 4/14/2014

Come out and get fit. View Gallery

Citywide Boxing

Category: Sports,Facilities Date Posted: 4/14/2014

The Chicago Park District hosted the citywide boxing championships March 28 at Curie Park. More than 170 male and female boxers ages 8-21 duked it out in close to 80 bouts. View Gallery

2013 South Region Summer Fun Fest

Category: Events Date Posted: 3/06/2014

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Olympians in the Parks

Category: News Date Posted: 2/13/2014

Many Olympic & Paralympic athletes and coaches have visited Chicago parks over the years. Check out this photo gallery to see who's been here. View Gallery

Winter in the Parks

Category: News Date Posted: 1/03/2014

Beautiful white snow blankets the parks. View Gallery

2013 Fall Fun in the Parks

Category: Events Date Posted: 11/27/2013

From kid-friendly events like pumpkin patches and Halloween parties, to drive-in spooky movies and the popular 13 Terrors, to fall colors and Turkey Trots there is something for everyone. Take a look at our favorite shots captured in the parks View Gallery

2013 Summer Day Camp - Last Day

Category: News Date Posted: 8/08/2013

Another summer of camp comes to an end at the Chicago Park District. Check out all the fun things campers did on the last day to celebrate their summer of fun in the parks. View Gallery

Teen Beach Bash

Category: Events Date Posted: 6/26/2013

The 3rd Annual Teen Beach Bash was held at Loyola Park & Beach. More than 250 teens hit the sand and participated in beach volleyball, soccer, and softball. Some even took a plunge into the water and others danced to the pumping music by the DJ. View Gallery

Junior Citizens 2013 - north region

Category: Events Date Posted: 6/10/2013

The Chicago Park District recently honored the contributions of twenty-four teens from the north side of Chicago. At the awards and dinner ceremony the Park District announced its esteemed 2013 Junior Citizens finalists. View Gallery

Employee Talent Show 2013

Category: Events Date Posted: 4/23/2013

The 1st Annual Employee Talent Show was a great success! Filling the room with great song, dance, and laughter - we had our talented co-workers from across the city taking the stage. All proceeds benefited the CPD Financial Assistance Program. View Gallery

Hopping into Spring with the Bunny.

Category: Events Date Posted: 4/01/2013

The Chicago Park District hopped to it this spring by hosting dozens of egg hunts, including one for dogs and another with flashlights. Most events will feature treats, prizes, face painting, arts and crafts plus photo opportunities. View Gallery

Valentine's Day in the Parks

Category: News,Events Date Posted: 2/19/2013

The Chicago Park District celebrated Valentine’s Day with numerous dances and parties throughout the city including the traditional daddy-daughter/mommy-son dances. We captured some sweet memories from the dances. View Gallery

Girls Tumbling 2012 - North Region

Category: Bell Park,Chase Park, News,Events Date Posted: 1/15/2013

Tumbling in the Parks! More than 300 girls recently competed in the north region girls tumbling meet at Warren Park. Check out some of the highlights captured. View Gallery

Holiday Season in the Parks

Category: News Date Posted: 1/11/2013

The Chicago Park District hosts numerous holiday events this winter such as skating with Santa, chocolate house making and much more. Take a look at what we've captured! View Gallery

Summer Camp 2012

Category: News Date Posted: 1/07/2013

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Halloween in the Parks 2012

Category: Bell Park, News Date Posted: 12/19/2012

From kid-friendly events like pumpkin patches and Halloween parties, to drive-in spooky movies and the popular 13 Terrors, there is something for everyone in the parks. Take a look at our favorite shots captured in the parks! View Gallery

Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island

Category: News Date Posted: 12/04/2012

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Mum Bowl

Category: News Date Posted: 11/01/2012

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Olympian Michael Phelps at Fosco Park

Category: Fosco Park,Sports Date Posted: 8/02/2012

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Nature Photo Contest 2012

Category: Date Posted: 5/11/2012

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