Chicago Park District June 2019 eNewsletter
We're celebrating our 85th Anniversary with Birthday Parties at the Movies, auditioning teens for TIP/Yas Fest!, and kicking of summer at c
Curbed Chicago: Cherry blossom trees in Jackson Park could finally bloom this week
The cold and snowy spring has kept the buds closed
Chicago Tribune: Chicago gets its own cherry blossom season: 160 trees planted in Jackson Park will finally be ready for viewing this year
The scene is familiar: billowing clouds of pink and white cherry blossoms hovering above gently rippling waters, with stately neoclassical
Block Club Chicago: Wicker Park’s Gurgoyle Fountain Is Getting A $67,000 Restoration
In the late 1800s, the fountain court was the "meeting place for people from the neighborhood and from all over the city," a local leader s
ReJournals: Metal Construction Association honors two Chicago projects
The Metal Construction Association (MCA) acknowledged the IBEW Local 134 Headquarters/Union Hall and the Eleanor Boathouse, both located in Chicago
Curbed Chicago: 12 secret parks and gardens in Chicago
Early on Chicago adopted the phrase “urbs in horto,” as its motto which is Latin for city in a garden.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Chicago Tribune: 30 years after Chicago police Officer Irma Ruiz was killed in a school shooting, her partner, husband and children have done everything but get over her
The former Moses Montefiore School sits at 13th Street and Ashland Avenue on the Near West Side.
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
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
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.