Chicago Park District Announces Pilot Program to Install Life Preserver Equipment at Sanctioned Lakefront Swimming

Increased signage; public safety campaign to supplement new equipment and promote public safety   

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Department of Transportation, and Chicago Park District Cut Ribbon at Reconstructed Irving Park Road Bridge

New under bridge trail completes the 312 RiverRun, a new recreational amenity that links three parks along the North Branch of Chicago Rive

Chicago Park District, Ald. Pat Dowell, DePaul University & Local Community Break Ground on Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park Renovation Project

Park improvements include resurfacing of basketball court and a new half court facility

Superintendent Remarks at Chicago Park District's August 16 Press Conference

I’m Michael Kelly, Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO.

Chicago Park District Announces Start of Online Registration for Fall Programs

Online registration begins August 16 and August 17 

Chicago Park District's Chicago Onscreen Finishes Out Summer Season of Movies in the Parks with Sixteen Official Local Film Selections

Outdoor screenings August 30 – September 4, Virtual Festival runs September 5-25

Pension Legislation Update

As was previously mentioned by Superintendent and CEO Kelly, leading up to and over the Memorial Day Holiday the General Assembly passed House Bill

Teens in the Park (T.I.P.) Fest is Back for Its 6th Year

The Chicago Park District in collaboration with the John Walt Foundation announces the launch of Teens in the Park Fest (T.I.P.

Chicago Park District’s Garfield Park Conservatory Announces Opening of Special Exhibit, Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

The Artist's Garden will feature the flowers and fruit that inspired the paintings of the African American artist; Exhibit runs July 28 thr

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Park District, And After School Matters Cut Ribbon On New Indoor Track And Field And Teen-Centric Space At Gately Park

Gately Fieldhouse will be the final site of the Mayor’s ChiFastest Race to Gately on July 10.   

Registration is Open for 2021 Valor Games Midwest

Eligible participants must apply by July 16

It's Back! Chicago Park District is Bringing Back 16" Co-ed Adult Softball Tournament at Parks Citywide

After a 10-year hiatus, the Chicago Park District is proud to bring back the Annual 16” Co-Ed Adult Softball Tournament to Chicago’s parks for adul

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Alderman Jason Ervin, Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative Members, and Local Residents to Break Ground at Community Plaza and Roller Rink in West Garfield Park

New Plaza represents City’s first major infrastructure investment under  the Neighborhood Activation Initiative  

Jackson Park Improvement Update

UPDATE (8/25/21)

Chicago Park District Announced as Finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Management

Chicago Park District to compete for prestigious honor in the park and recreation industry

Chicago Park District Continues to Limit Use of Pesticides in Parks

Dandelions Growing in Parks Signifies a Healthy Lawn

Chicago Park District Expands Montrose Dune Natural Area

Added land will make a greater impact on habitat; increases City’s natural area acreage count

Chicago Park District Receives $80,000 Grant to Develop Community Nutrition and Health Hubs in Parks and Recreation

The Chicago Park District, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has received an $80,000 grant to develo

Chicago Park District Announces Plans to Reopen Lakefront, Playgrounds and Aquatics Programming

Today, Chicago Park District General Superintendent & CEO Michael Kelly announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront, playgrounds and indoor