General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District, Michael P. Kelly, Named Chair-Elect of NRPA

Kelly will begin his two-year term as NRPA chair in September 2020

Chicago Park District Offers Families Drop-in Activities and Opens Warming Centers at Park Locations Citywide

Regularly Scheduled Park District Programming Cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 30

Chicago Park District Recognized As Distinguished Park and Recreation Accredited Agency

This is the second, successive accreditation in six years  

Chicago Park District Announces New Curators & Dates for the 2019 Season of Theater on the Lake

67th season of the off-loop, lakefront theater kicks off June 23rd 

Chicago Park District Announces Dates for 4th Annual Teen Opportunity Fair Series

Three fairs to be held at colleges across the city, starting February 2 

Chicago Park District Hosts Free Events to Boost Girls' Participation in Sports & Leadership on Feb. 1

Free, fun one-day series of sports, fitness and cultural activities for girls on February 1, starting at 9 a.m., at 19 park sites<

NRPA Magazine: Connecting the Generations

Walk into Lincoln Park Cultural Center in Chicago, and it will initially feel like any other field house, not only in Chicago, but around t

City of Chicago Announces 30th Annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program

Live trees accepted for recycling at 25 drop off locations citywide

Our Response to FOTP 'State of the Parks' Report

Click below to read our response to the Friends of the Parks' 'State of the Parks' Report.

Polar Adventure Days Returns at Northerly Island in 2019

December 15, January 26 & February 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Milestones on the 312 Riverrun

The ice rink at McFetridge Sports Center opens as work at California and Horner Parks continues and construction on the Irving Park Bridge

Holiday Flower Shows at Garfield Park & Lincoln Park Conservatories Each Feature Over 500 Poinsettias in a Variety of Colors

2018-19 Holiday Flower Shows "Tickled Pink" & "Holiday Memories" run through January 6

Chicago Park District Neighborhood Ice Rinks to Open Friday, November 23

Learn to skate, participate in a Chicago Blackhawks hockey clinic & play in the citywide Silver Skates competition

Mayor Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and Ken Griffin Announce the Lakefront Chill 5K on Saturday, December 15

To celebrate completing, the Lakefront Trail Separation Project, the FREE fun run will bring together Chicago residents from neighborhoods

The Chicago Park District Receives $26,000 Grant toward Park Improvements to Support Healthy, Active Communities

The Chicago Park District in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has r

Chicago Park District October 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Pumpkin Patches, Harvest Fests & Campfire Movies in the Parks! For a list of events at a park near you.

Mayor Emanuel, Andrea and James Gordon and the Chicago Park District Announce Plans to Expand Citywide Theater and Cultural Programming

Generous donation from James and Andrea Gordon will support theater in communities across Chicago with Theater on the Lake as the Hub

Lakefront Trail Separation Project Continues From Roosevelt to 31st Street

Separate trails for bikes and pedestrians along the entire trail to be complete by year-end 2018

Chicago Park District September 2018 Monthly Newsletter

A spooky good time looms near! Join us for Halloween in the Parks! For a list of events at a park near you.

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Park District Headquarters will Move to Brighton Park

Park District HQ move is the latest relocation of a downtown city asset to Chicago neighborhoods

Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Tunney, Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cubs Open the New Playground at Juniper Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Tom Tunney and Chicago Park District CEO & Superintendent Michael P.

#PianosinthePark is Touring Through Labor Day

Piano concerts at parks citywide during the 4th annual anniversary of #PianosinthePark