It's Going to Be a Hot One This Summer! Just in Time For the Official Start of Summer, All Chicago Park District Pools Will Open 6-Days a Week

HUMBOLDT PARK BEACH, INDOOR AND OUTDOOR POOLS, AND WATER PLAYGROUNDS OPEN FOR THE SEASON ON JUNE 17, ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN IN 2023

Chicago Park District Announces First-ever Gender Inclusive Policies, Practices, and Other Improvements to Support Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community and to Create a More Inclusive Park System

District launches new Gender Diversity Policy, DEI priorities, updates and strengthens employee trainings, hosts inclusive events, and make

Humboldt Park Beach Reopens After a 4-Year Hiatus on June 17

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT FULLY STAFFS HUMBOLDT PARK BEACH AND ALLOCATES RESOURCES TO REACTIVATE THE INLAND BEACH AND OFFER MORE COMMUNITY SWIM

A Great Lakes Piping Plover Nest & Egg Have Been Spotted at Montrose Beach Dunes!

Chicago, IL. – The Chicago Park District, with our partners the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.

Sueños Music Festival Kicked Off a Vibrant Summer Season of Special Events in the Parks

Park District special events support Chicago’s economy and generates $21 million in permit revenue invested back to maintain park programs

Chicago's 2024 Beach Season Starts May 24

New Lifeguard Explorers Training Program yields positive results

Chicago Parks Grows Sustainable Opportunities this Summer! Expanded Forestry, New Native Plantings and Eco-recreation Opportunities Make for an Even Greener Summer

Park District’s new efforts to support greening and sustainability increase residents’ opportunities to experience nature, build healthier

Twenty New Cherry Blossom Trees Planted in Jackson Park in Honor of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

A total of 60 cherry blossom trees will be planted in Jackson Park over the next 3 years. 

Chicago Park District’s Switch On Summer Event at Buckingham Fountain Kicks Off 12th Season of ‘Night Out in the Parks'

101 artists and cultural organizations team up with the Park District to feature over 1,200 hours of safe, high quality, cultural programmi

Chicago Park District Reaches Tentative Five-Year Agreement with SEIU Local 73 Allocating $28 Million in Wage Increases and Improved Benefits Package For Its Workers

The tentative agreement includes an unprecedented package of wages increases, bonuses and benefits prioritize employee well-being, workforc

Chicago's Very Own Native Son, Imani the Great Lakes Piping Plover, Returns to Montrose Beach Dunes' Monty & Rose Wildlife Habitat for the 2024 Season

Imani, one of the fledglings of the federally endangered Great Lakes Piping Plovers Monty and Rose that nested in Chicago at Montrose Beach

Chicago Park District Introduces Three Pillars of Health to Support Launch of "May in Motion" Initiative and the Creation of a New Health Advisory Council

Wellness Wednesdays pop-ups, 'Go Runs, Free Fitness Week get Chicagoans into parks for free wellness activities starting in May. 

Chicago Park District Reaches Tentative Agreement With SEIU Local 73

Agreement offers fair and robust wage package; prioritizes members, the District and communities

Chicago Park District's Cherry Tree Blossoms at Jackson Park Shy Away from Peak Bloom Due to Erratic Weather

On the bright side, the restored Moon Bridge in Japanese Garden is ready to open to the public on April 22 & 60 new cherry blossom tree

Online Registration for Summer Programs Begins April 15 & 16

Chicago Park District Day Camps and summer programs are available to view online

Electrical Upgrades to Museum Campus This Weekend

Upcoming park enhacements will impact pathway lighting Friday night to Sunday night

Hundreds of Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day by Helping to Clean Up at Parks Throughout the Chicago

Park District seeks volunteers to clean, mulch, lay fibar on Saturday, April 20

UPDATE [4/11/24]: Winnemac Park Park Improvements

Project went to out to bid (4/11/24), which starts the process of soliciting contractor proposals for construction. 

See the Short-Term Installation of Daniel Popper's Heartwood on the Museum Campus Before It’s Gone

UPDATE [4/12/24]: De-installation rescheduled for April 18.