The Chicago Park District Receives Grant Funding to Support New ‘Parks for Pollinators’ Campaign

Funding provided by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation

Chicago Park District Cuts Ribbon on New Welles Park Nature Play Space

An open play space, full of hidden nooks, climbing challenges and buzzing wildlife to open on June 16 

Chicago Park District June 2018 eNewsletter

With summer break from school fast-approaching for many students, the Chicago Park District offers parents a safe and secure space for their childr

Chicago Park District to Unveil New Public Art Exhibit on the Former Steel Works Site at Steelworkers Park on June 16

Public art installation depicts how industry and humans shaped Chicago’s Southeast Side

New Summer Tropical Flower Show to Open at the Lincoln Park Conservatory

The show features 20 large-size hummingbirds created by local artists 

Chicago Park District Announces Dates for Series of Teen Summer Events

The Chicago Park District announced today the dates for a series of events for Chicago teens taking place at parks and beaches across the c

Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground on New Fieldhouse and Community Center at Williams Park

New Facility to Include Half-Court Gymnasium and Multi-Purpose Rooms for Art and Exercise

Chicago Park District Announces Schedule for 66th Season of Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival

The Summer Theater Festival will return to its lakefront home on June 19

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Kick Off 6th Summer Season of 'Night Out in the Parks'

40 new artists and cultural organizations team up with the Park District to feature over 2,000 hours of high quality, cultural programming

Chicago Park District May 2018 eNewsletter

Over 2,000 hours of high quality, cultural programming in Chicago parks citywide announced on May 17.

Chicago Park District to Host First Public Art Installation of Lawrence Weiner’s ‘OUT OF SIGHT’

Artist Lawrence Weiner’s hopscotch-inspired exhibit to debut at Maggie Daley Park on June 9

Chicago Park District Continues to Limit Use of Pesticides in Parks

Dandelions Growing in Parks Signifies a Healthy Lawn

Chicago Park District Amends Drinking Water Program to Stress Safety and Efficiency

The Chicago Park District today announced the outdoor drinking water fountains are in the process of being turned on for the 2018 season.

Chicago Park District Opens Grant Applications for the Nature Play Initiative

Applications are due June 1st for a grant of up to $10,000 to build and support nature play spaces  

Special Olympics Chicago Kicks off Spring Games

More than 4,500 Special Olympics Chicago athletes are in competition mode, as the annual Spring Games are in full swing. 

ComEd, Chicago Park District Ready to “Switch on Summer” with Annual Event at Buckingham Fountain

Celebrate warmer months ahead with live entertainment, family-friendly activities

Chicago Park District Announces Free Workout Demos & Health Screenings during Chicago Moves Day at Federal Plaza on May 2

Access to the Chicago Park District’s 72 fitness centers will be available for free on May 2

Chicago Park District’s In-person 2018 Park Programming Registration Begins Saturday, April 28 at 9 am

Slots are still available; enrollments are up 18% after four days compared to this time last year  

Chicago Park District’s Summer 2018 Registration Opens April 23 at 9 am

Regular programs run the week of June 18 through the week of August 20, standard day camps run for six weeks from June 25 through August 3<

Mayor Emanuel and Alderman O'Shea Break Ground on Community Investments Across the South West Side

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea today joined Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools and the Public Building Co