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

Spring Program Online Registration Opens March 4 and 5

Most parks begin in-person registration on Saturday, March 9, with all other starting on Monday, March 11.     

Midway Plaisance and Jackson Parks Construction Updates to be Provided at Virtual Community Meeting on March 6

The public is invited to learn about upcoming park enhacements

Teen Opportunity Fairs Give Youth a Glimpse at Chicago Park District Job Offerings for 2024

Learn, apply, and interview for Your Perfect Summer Job on site at any of the three teen job fairs

Chicago Park District Presents Cornell Square Park Improvements at Community Meeting on February 29

The historically preserved fieldhouse, built in 1905, will receive enhacements focused on restoring the park as a vital resource for the co

Last Polar Adventure Day of Takes Place at Big Marsh Park on February 17

Hot cocoa, huskies, and bird hikes through the Natural Area

Love is in the Air, Literally! Bald Eagles Spotted Courting in Big Marsh Park

The entire aviary community is aflutter with the coming of Spring!

Spring Flower Shows Blossom Starting Valentine's Day at the Lincoln & Garfield Park Conservatories


Registration is Open for Girls Day of Play on February 9

Initiative welcoed over 2,000 girls in 2023 events