Kelly Sheetz, Director

Department Overview

The Department of New Business Development is responsible for developing and managing corporate partnerships, advertising, promotions and sponsorship opportunities.  The Department works with corporations, brands and small businesses to provide financial support for events, programs and facilities to increase non-tax revenue and enhance program offerings.  The goal is to create long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships over multiple years.

As a worldwide leader of urban park districts, our more than 580 parks, 31 beaches, 10 museums, 9 golf courses and many more facilities will provide access to consumers that meet your needs. A partnership with the Chicago Park District helps provide high quality, affordable recreation for children and families. Join our team by investing in our parks now and for the future.

Become a partner of the Chicago Park District through:

  • Naming Opportunities
  • Sponsorships
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Revenue-sharing Events
  • Park and Recreational Program Support
  • Other Innovative Business Ideas


Learn more about Sponsorship, Advertising & Promotion Opportunities in the parks!


Have questions, or need more information?  

Please contact Kelly Sheetz, Director of New Business Development:
(312) 742-4292