Chicago Park District Board Hears Presentation on 2021 Financial Reports Signaling Strong Fiscal Health; Approves Funding for Shoreline Protection Evaluation Report

District celebrates youth athletes and their achievements at the Conrad Worrill Track and Field at Gately Park    

Lifeguards Needed This Summer!

Chicago Park District Raises the Bar on Incentives to Attract Summer Lifeguards

Chicago Park District Prepares for a Fun, Safe Summer

District workforce busy sprucing up parks, opening comfort stations, activating drinking fountains, prepping beaches; Parks offer free, wat

Chicago Park District Celebrates 10th Anniversary of 'Night Out in the Parks'

122 artists and cultural organizations, team up with the Park District to feature over 2,000 hours of safe, high quality, cultural programm

Chicago Park District Board Appoints Rosa Escareño as General Superintendent and Welcomes New Commissioner Sharif Walker

District celebrates the 10th anniversary of Night Out in the Park and acknowledges the positive impact of the Inner City Hoops Basketball p

Chicago Park District Launches “I am a Chicago Lifeguard” Campaign

New campaign features diverse Chicago lifeguards who protect lives and are pillars in their communities;

Chicago Park District to Host Town Halls to Gather Public Input on New Office of Prevention and Accountability

Chicago Park District seeking community input on plans to build a better Park District and ensure a safe and respectful recreation and work

Chicago Park District Introduces Code Amendments to Create Office of Prevention and Accountability, Seeks Community Input

New Office will ensure a safe and respectful recreational and work environment for everyone at the Park District; Office’s creation comes a

Chicago Park District Takes Immediate Action In Response To Reports Detailing Egregious Mishandling Of Sexual Misconduct Complaints

Reports made public by Park District Board detail sexual misconduct cases and mismanagement of complaints; District vows to continue holdin

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Park District Cut Ribbon on the Ford Calumet Environmental Center

New park facility to serve as a multi-functional environmental center in Invest South/West corridor 

Chicago Park District Implements COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for All Employees

Park workforce must be fully vaccinated by December 15th 

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 (2/18/22)

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

City of Chicago Launches Public Engagement Phase of "Chicago Monuments and Public Art Project"

Chicagoans are invited to join a first-of-its kind conversation about monumental sculptures, artworks and commemorative plaques currently b

Chicago Park District’s Garfield Park Conservatory Accepting Reservations to Visit its Indoor Gardens Starting February 10 & 12

The Conservatory opens to the public on February 27 with new social distancing and safety prot

Chicago Park District Continues Emergency Shoreline Stabilization

Work currently underway at South Shore Cultural Center and Arthur Ashe Beach 

Chicag Park District Resumes In-Person Programming January 25

Spaces are still available; Register now