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   

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

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.   

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 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 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

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 

Chicago Park District Partners with Illinois Farmers to Produce Hand Sanitizer to Combat COVID-19

Illinois soybean farmers support the effort with raw materials, packaging  

Chicago Park District Set to Break Ground on New South Shore Beach House

Construction scheduled for completion in time for 2020 beach season   

Garfield Park Conservatory Removes 93 Year Old Palm Tree to Promote New Plant Life

Last chance to see historic palms this weekend

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 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

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.

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

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.

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District join Exelon to Break Ground on the Exelon Student Recreation Center at Addams Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District today joined Exelon Corporation to break ground on the Exelon Student Recreation Center at 1301 W.

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District Join Local Officials and Community Members to Break Ground on the Public Indoor Track Facility at Gately Park

The first-of-its-kind indoor running and training facility in Chicago’s parks will be built by McHugh Construction and Bowa Construction