Publish Date

View program offerings now; Online registration begins March 14 and 15

The Chicago Park District announces open registration for in-person and virtual spring program offerings.  The 2022 spring session offers a return to sports leagues and a variety of recreational and cultural programming opportunities, including outdoor spring sports like baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, and more. 

“This spring we’re excited for the renewed opportunity to offer more in-person programs for all ages and interests,” said Chicago Park District Interim Superintendent & CEO Rosa Escareño. “With over 6,000 sports, gymnastics, fitness, music, arts & crafts program options to choose from, there are plenty of opportunities for Chicagoans to play, learn, socialize, explore and engage in activities this spring at their local park.”

Given the popularity of programs, patrons are encouraged to browse through the list of available park programs, which are now available to view, and create a wish list before the start of registration.

Spring online registration at is as follows:

•    Parks located west of California Avenue and all our virtual programs will begin registration Monday, March 14 at 9 a.m.  
•    Parks located east of California Avenue will begin registration Tuesday, March 15 at 9 a.m.  
•    Gymnastics centers will begin registration Tuesday, March 15 at 12 p.m.

Dependent on the number of program spots remaining, in-person registration will begin Saturday, March 19 at select park locations. Spring classes will start the week of April 4 and run until June 12.

It is important to note that programs at McFetridge Sports Center, Morgan Park Sports Center, Addams Park, and Gately Park follow a different schedule. Online registration for the above locations begins today, March 8, followed by in-person registration on Saturday, March 12. Programs at these facilities run from March 28 through June 5.

During our spring session, the Chicago Park District reminds families to take advantage of Spring Break Camps offered at parks across the city. This weeklong camp allows children the opportunity to spend the day with their peers, in a safe, fun and supervised environment while school is out. Youth participate in recreational activities, arts and crafts, sports and other fun activities. Spring Break Camps run from April 11 through April 15. Access a list of locations offering these camps here. 

Effective February 28, 2022, face coverings will not be required for Park District patrons (limited exceptions); and the vaccine requirement for park patrons has be lifted. Patrons are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination in order to use indoor park facilities. Click here to learn more about the mask exceptions and the Chicago Park District's update to the COVID-19 Response Plan. 

In addition to in-person programs, the Park District will continue to offer a variety of virtual programs to keep families active and engaged at home. Virtual opportunities include live and pre-recorded classes and other unique park experiences, including arts and crafts, story time and fitness workouts. View online classes here. On-demand classes are available here