Chicago Tribune: Monarch butterflies tagged with stickers in Chicago garden as they migrate south

Near the driving range in Lakeview, a faint but sweet smell floats in the air.

Block Club Chicago: Bucktown’s Ehrler Park Playground Getting An Upgrade After Neighbors Help Raise Money For Overhaul

The project will include new playground equipment and infrastructure repairs.

Chicago SunTimes: Chicago Park District begins work on Uptown Coastal Natural Area

It will include native plants and shrubbery to provide a rest stop for migrating birds and improved stormwater filtration and will offer a

WBEZ: Parks for Pollinators

Join Chicago Park District and other parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinators and pollinator-friendly pl

WTTW: Community Science Project ‘Parks for Pollinators’ Runs Through September. Here’s How to Join the Bioblitz

The Chicago Park District is joining a national community science project designed to raise awareness of all the bees, butterflies, beetles

Chicago Park District 2022 August/September e-Newsletter

Have you registered yet for fall programs?

Chicago Sun-Times: ‘Pickleball Mania’: Chicago Park District announces plan to create 50 more pickleball courts

The city hopes to catch up to other cities around the country that have invested more in pickleball infrastructure.

Chicago Magazine: Bring Your Nerves of Steel to this South Side Park’s Climbing Wall

Built as one of two ore walls for the U.S. Steel South Works mill, it’s now a climbing spot run by the Chicago Park District.

WLS-AM 890: Show & Tell with Andrea Darlas: Night Out in the Parks

WLS Radio takes a look at the wonderful parks in Chicago with Dayna Calderon, Program and Events Coordinator for the Chicago Park District,

Chicago Sun-Times: Valor Games: where veterans compete and connect

Since the first Valor Games in 2011, Army veteran Hattie Tyson has made it a point to attend whenever possible.

Fox 32 Chicago: Midsommer Flight puts modern, approachable twist on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Beth Wolf, founder and director of Midsommer Flight, talks about their return to Chicago parks this summer with "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a cele

Hyde Park Herald: Nancy Rubins, Renowned Sculptor, Installs New Piece at the Point with Help From City

Framed against the sky with the lake in the distance, a new sculpture just north of Promontory Point appears to explode into a vortex of me

Chicago Sun-Times: Durbin announces $1 million in federal funds to restore South Branch of Chicago River

The money is set to go toward habitat rehabilitation and study in addition to creating natural community spaces.

Block Club Chicago: Street Soccer Pitches Pop Up At Pilsen’s Harrison Park For Free Pickup Games

Harrison Park is the latest spot to host street soccer pitches as part of a citywide program from Mettle Sports' Chicago Street Soccer Tour.

Inside Hook: “A Real Success Story”: Once a Slag Dump, Chicago’s Big Marsh Park Rises Again

A new environmental center, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train, offers an ideal gateway to this reclaimed landscape

Chicago Sun-Times: South Shore Nature Sanctuary, a ‘way to feel connected to the Earth ... in the city,’ turns 20

South Shore Nature Sanctuary is “a special way to feel connected to the Earth right here in the city.”

Chicago Park District 2022 June/July e-Newsletter

Our Summer Day Camp is in full swing! The 6-weeks of summer fun include sports, arts, fitness, and outdoor activities.

FOX 32: Runners Can Do Free Timed 5K Races Every Weekend at Chicago Parks

CHICAGO - Runners, lace up your shoes – it's time for the Chicago Park District's ‘Go Run.'

Fox 32 Chicago: Chicago Park District gives veterans taste of the Winter Olympics

CHICAGO - Some disabled veterans are drawing inspiration from the Winter Olympics and getting a chance to try some of the games’ unusual, i

WTTW Chicago: Chicago’s Outdoor Ice Rinks Now Open, but Pre-Registration Required to Skate

Time to dig out the skates as the Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice rinks open for the season Friday.

Chicago Tribune: Home Bodies: Family workouts with the Chicago Park District

It wasn’t hard for Meghan O’Boyle, the Chicago Park District’s wellness manager, to find a silver lining to the challenges of going virtual

Block Club Chicago: New Park District Headquarters In Brighton Park Approved By City Council

Park District officials said they hope to start construction on the massive facility sometime this winter.

Chicago Tribune: Review: Fannie Lou Hamer, played in a Chicago park by E. Faye Butler, roars out a timely message

On a cool September night, just as the sun began to set in beautiful Abbott Park on Chicago’s South Side, the utterly unstoppable actress E.

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