The Real Chi: Garfield Park Conservatory: breathing in fresh air and saying farewell to old friends

This week, the historic Scheelea Palm tree, a staple in the Garfield Park Conservatory since 1926, is being removed.

WTTW 'Chicago Tonight': Desert Plant Raising the Roof of its Chicago Home

For more than half a century, a plant at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly and imperceptibly.

Chicago Tribune: Time to say goodbye to Garfield Park Conservatory's 93-year-old palm tree

After decades spent inching up to the top of the Palm House’s haystack roof and finally outgrowing its 65-foot-tall home, the sun is settin

USA Swimming: Chicago Park District Set for Continued Success in the Pool

The 4,155 swimmers on the Chicago Park District Swim Team roster make it a true super team.

Chicago Tribune: Garfield Park's agave plant is having a growth spurt in the midst of a frigid winter. Here's why.

For around 55 years, the Agave americana plant at Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly upward and outward, conserving its ene

Block Club Chicago: How A Park District Boxing Program Helped A Woman Facing Chronic Illness Bounce Back: ‘You Gotta Fight To Live’

The park district's boxing program has produced a number of Olympians — and it helped save Noelia Cruz's life.

Chicago Park District February 2019 eNewsletter

Featured in February's Newsletter

Garfield Park Conservatory Agave Plant Flourishes Around-the-clock

A plant hailing from desert like regions that exceed 100°F thrives in Chicago’s temperature controlled Shangri-La

WCIU's The Jam: Exploring Garfield Park Conservatory

Today might be a cloudy day, but a stroll through the grant park conservatory will have you dreaming of sunny spring and summer.

Chicago Magazine: The Lakefront Trail Renovation Is Done. Here’s What’s New.

Now that the effort to separate cyclists from pedestrians is officially complete, here’s what to expect when you walk, run, or ride.

GQ British: 10 coolest things to do in Chicago

From the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago's upcoming Virgil Abloh exhibition to the famous Wieners Circle, this is how you should be spen

WGN 9: Kids get a chance to play on Soldier Field for park district championship

Monday night football will never be the same for dozens of Chicago kids after they got the chance to step on to Soldier Field during the an

Patch: Gill Park Playlot Opens In Lake View

The new play area includes four slides, six swings, a play house and many other features.

Chicago Tribune: Park District move to Southwest Side is 'what we’ve been fighting for,' Brighton Park community leader says

The Chicago Park District is moving its headquarters from Streeterville to the Southwest Side as part of a $50 million project that include

Block Club Chicago: Park District Headquarters’ Move To Brighton Park Means New Fields, A Spray Pool And More

The Chicago Park District is looking to move from Streeterville to 4800 South Western Ave.

CBS 2 Chicago: Hoops In The Hood Tournament Brings Neighborhoods Together To Promote Peace

Hundreds of Chicago teens will be playing basketball in Grant Park on Thursday, at an event to promote peace, urge people to reclaim their

Block Club Chicago: The End of Chicago’s Only ‘Waterfall’ Marks A New Beginning For Life On The River

Don't go chasing waterfalls — Chicago doesn't have one anymore. The 100-year-old four-foot dam is being torn down.

Chicago Sun-Times: Nike teams up with Chicago Park District for new shirt designs

For the last couple of years, South Side natives’ Joshua Cook and Darius Davis have spent their summers home from college working as recrea

WGN 9: When public pianos come to Chicago parks, music fills the air

A few years ago, the City of Chicago decided to plop a handful of pianos down in the middle of city parks to promote music in neighborhoods

Chicago-Women Magazine: 8 Picnic spots in Chicago

With the summer getting closer, explore the top spots in Chicago for a scenic picnic.

Lincoln Park Zoo: Nature in the Neighborhoods

When you visit your neighborhood park do you pay attention to its wildlife?

Neighborhood.com: Chicago’s Neighborhood Parks are in the top 10 in the country

Chicago has a reputation for embracing greenspace and rightfully so.

Curbed Chicago: 11 outdoor swimming pools for summer in Chicago

While the lakefront and beaches definitely steal the spotlight, the city’s public pools are just as enjoyable—especially if you’re not part

WCIU 'The Jam': Summer Pool Safety

Pool season is here and with recent tragedies, we want to make sure you know how to keep your kids safe.