Block Club Chicago: Pickleball Courts, Fitness Equipment Added To Rogers Park Lakefront

A refinished tennis court has added pickleball court outlines at Rogers Beach Park while a workout facility was installed at Loyola Beach P

FOX 32: Tickets now on sale for Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon

 A holiday tradition returns to downtown Chicago this winter.

NBC 5: Chicago Conservatories Transform for Winter Flower Displays Starting Friday

Chicago's popular conservatories are transforming into a flowery winter wonderland for the season starting Friday.

Chicago Sun-Times: After pushback from Little Village, Lawndale, Park District OKs changes to permit process for big events

Community members united to demand that big music festivals leave Douglass Park, which links Little Village and Lawndale.

CBS News: Pickleball: All the rage in Chicago and well beyond

Erik Gleaves of the Chicago Park District talks about the popularity of pickleball with CBS 2’s Jim Williams – as Marie Saavedra, Producer Dan Krae

Chicago Park District 2022 October/November e-Newsletter

Believe it or not, winter registration is right around the corner!

CBS 2 Chicago: Chicago Park District hosting Halloween events through the end of the month

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Halloween is a couple of weeks away and the Chicago Park District has plenty of ways to celebrate.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Register for Spring Park Programs NOW

Spring park programs  are for everyone. From toddlers to seniors, there are sports, recreational and artistic offerings for a

February 2020 Newsletter: Need a summer job? The 1st Teen Fair is on Jan. 31

Mark your calendars and register for our new spring programs beginning February 24 & 25.