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In response to the extreme windchill warning in effect across the Chicago area through Wednesday, January 17 at 9 a.m., the Chicago Park District has taken several steps to ensure everyone's safety. For regular Chicago Park District Extreme Weather updates, visit and follow us on FacebookX and Instagram.

•    Parks & Fieldhouses

o    On Tuesday, January 16, most Chicago Park District fieldhouses will be open for regularly scheduled programs and will also be available as warming centers. For fieldhouse schedules, open gym hours and programming updates, please contact your local park directly or visit

o    Park District programs taking place at Chicago Public school locations will not be open as schools will be closed.

o    To find a list of warming centers, visit

o    Park District staff is on duty and will continue to ensure that vital operations are accomplished, including clearing exterior sidewalks, parking lots and pathways leading to fieldhouses and in parks. Salting and plowing will occur as necessary during the current weather event.  

•    Lakefront Trail

o    The Lakefront Trail is closed from North Avenue to Ohio Street Beach, along with the underpasses at Division Street and Chicago Avenue. The 18-mile trails have been salted and will be monitored daily. Please heed the warnings along the lakefront trail and use extreme caution. For your safety, stay off piers and away from the water. View the Lakefront Trail Map.

•    Outdoor Ice Rinks & Sports Centers

o    All outdoor ice rinks are closed, including the Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon. Check for January 16 updates on the status of the outdoor ice rinks and ribbon at 11 a.m. on Facebook and X.

o    Please note, sports centers and both indoor ice rinks are open with regular schedules. View those schedules below:
    McFetridge Sports Center
    Morgan Park Sports Center

•    Golf Facilities & Conservatories

o    Diversey Driving Range and all golf courses are closed.

o    The Lincoln Park and Garfield Park Conservatories will be open on Wednesday, January 17 during regular hours.