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Chicago Park District & Veterans and Active Military: Serving those who have served.

In the spirit of “serving those who have served,” the Chicago Park District offers new, free sports and arts programs specifically for U.S. veterans and active military personnel, as well as a series of veteran’s resource fairs, this fall and winter at select citywide fieldhouses.

In addition to the new programs, all programs offered by the Chicago Park District are free for active military personnel. Immediate family members receive a 10% discount on program fees. Learn more.

For more information, suggestions or comments about Veterans programs, contact Modie Lavin of the Chicago Park District at (312)745-1958 or modwene.lavin@chicagoparkdistrict.com.


Veteran's Winter Fest 2014
Friday, December 5, 4-6:30pm
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Prescription Room, 2nd Floor, Damen Building
820 S. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60612

Female Veterans Wellness Event

Friday, December 19, 10am-1 pm
Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave., 312.746.5086
This FREE wellness event features:
 * Chicago Park District and Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness demonstrations
 * Jesse Brown VA "MOVE" program
 * Healing, Reiki and massage treatments
 * Kids Christmas Crafts provided by the Chicago Vet Center
 * Beauty bags for Mom
 * A visit from Santa (11AM)
 * 5 lucky ladies will win makeovers by a professional makeup artist, provided by One Savvy Veteran (raffled off at 11AM)
There will be a free shuttle provided from Jesse Brown VA to Fosco Park

Veterans Resource Fair
Saturday, January 17, 10am-1pm
Mann Park, 2949 E. 131st St., 773.646.0210



Veterans Resource Fair 2014

Left to right:
Will Schmutz, Director, Counsel of   Veteran Affairs;
John Daley, Cook County Board of   Commissioners;
Modie Lavin, Program Facilitator for Veterans, Chicago Park District;
Joe Bazil, Outreach Coordinator, Jesse Brown VA; 
Corey Parr (back row). Program Facilitator, Chicago Park District











The Chicago Park District offers a discount to military families (Oct. 2014)
Valor Games Midwest on CBS Radio Chicago (Aug. 2014)
Veterans programs on Chicago @ Play TV show (Feb. 2014)
Modie Lavin Receives Certificate of Appreciation from Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago (Aug. 2014) - see below


Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago awards Modie Lavin with certificate of appreciation for her commitment and dedication to the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and the Veterans serverd. Congratulations Modie!

Left to right:
Erin Rule-Miller, Manager of Recreation Therapy & Wellness, Jesse Brown VA;
Modie Lavin, Chicago Park District;
Joe Bazil, Director of Outreach, Jesse Brown VA;
Valerie Creedon, Director of OEF/OIF (Afghanistan and Iraq) veterans, Jesse Brown VA


Documents: Veterans Programs & Services

Name Size Published
PDF Document Veterans Flyer 528KB 11/10/2014