Chicago's 2024 Beach Season Starts May 24

New Lifeguard Explorers Training Program yields positive results

Chicago Parks Grows Sustainable Opportunities this Summer! Expanded Forestry, New Native Plantings and Eco-recreation Opportunities Make for an Even Greener Summer

Park District’s new efforts to support greening and sustainability increase residents’ opportunities to experience nature, build healthier

Twenty New Cherry Blossom Trees Planted in Jackson Park in Honor of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

A total of 60 cherry blossom trees will be planted in Jackson Park over the next 3 years. 

Chicago Park District’s Switch On Summer Event at Buckingham Fountain Kicks Off 12th Season of ‘Night Out in the Parks'

101 artists and cultural organizations team up with the Park District to feature over 1,200 hours of safe, high quality, cultural programmi

Chicago Park District Reaches Tentative Five-Year Agreement with SEIU Local 73 Allocating $28 Million in Wage Increases and Improved Benefits Package For Its Workers

The tentative agreement includes an unprecedented package of wages increases, bonuses and benefits prioritize employee well-being, workforc

Chicago's Very Own Native Son, Imani the Great Lakes Piping Plover, Returns to Montrose Beach Dunes' Monty & Rose Wildlife Habitat for the 2024 Season

Imani, one of the fledglings of the federally endangered Great Lakes Piping Plovers Monty and Rose that nested in Chicago at Montrose Beach

Chicago Park District Introduces Three Pillars of Health to Support Launch of "May in Motion" Initiative and the Creation of a New Health Advisory Council

Wellness Wednesdays pop-ups, 'Go Runs, Free Fitness Week get Chicagoans into parks for free wellness activities starting in May. 

Chicago Park District Reaches Tentative Agreement With SEIU Local 73

Agreement offers fair and robust wage package; prioritizes members, the District and communities

Chicago Park District's Cherry Tree Blossoms at Jackson Park Shy Away from Peak Bloom Due to Erratic Weather

On the bright side, the restored Moon Bridge in Japanese Garden is ready to open to the public on April 22 & 60 new cherry blossom tree

Online Registration for Summer Programs Begins April 15 & 16

Chicago Park District Day Camps and summer programs are available to view online

Hundreds of Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day by Helping to Clean Up at Parks Throughout the Chicago

Park District seeks volunteers to clean, mulch, lay fibar on Saturday, April 20

Electrical Upgrades to Museum Campus This Weekend

Upcoming park enhacements will impact pathway lighting Friday night to Sunday night

UPDATE [4/11/24]: Winnemac Park Park Improvements

Project went to out to bid (4/11/24), which starts the process of soliciting contractor proposals for construction. 

See the Short-Term Installation of Daniel Popper's Heartwood on the Museum Campus Before It’s Gone

UPDATE [4/12/24]: De-installation rescheduled for April 18. 

Citywide Boxing Takes the Ring at Washington Park March 26 to March 28

Boxers ages 8-25 years old to engage in 70+ bouts throughout 3-day showcase during Spring Break, including a female-only showcase on March

Bunny Events Spring into Park Locations Citywide

Egg hunts, brunch and photo opportunities for young Chicagoans

Chicago Park District Board Authorizes Agreements to Deliver Investment and Support to Neighborhood Parks Including Improvements to the East End of Midway Plaisance Park

Park District and Board acknowledge employees and programming dedicated to uplifting girls and future women leaders 

UPDATE [3/13/24]: Winnemac Park Park Improvements

UPDATE [3/13/24]: Winnemac Park Park Improvements 

New Touhy-Herbert Improvement Featuring a Welcoming 'Gateway' and Renovations to Baseball Fields will be Announced at Community Meeting

The public is invited to view the proposed concept for the water spray feature

2024 Park Advisory Council Conference Draws More Than 200 Park Advocates to Malcolm X on March 9

The theme of this year’s pac conference is ‘power in people’

Walk, Jog, Roll or Run: 'Go Runs Shuffle Through Chicago Parks Most Saturdays Through November 16

Free, timed 5K and 1-mile community runs commence the outdoor running season in the parks