Chicago Park District 2022 July/August e-Newsletter

Fall online and in-person registration is upon us and we want you to be ready to enroll in your favorite class, program or league. 

Rollin' Rec Expands to More Chicago Parks Citywide

Recreational vans and staff visiting sites from July 5 thru August 12;

Registration Open for the 10th Annual Valor Games Midwest

The Chicago Park District is excited to host the 10th Annual Valor Games Midwest from August 16-18, 2022.

Summer's in Full Swing at Parks!! Chicago Park District Welcomes the Community and Celebrates First Day of Summer Camp and Opens Neighborhood Pools Across the City

The District welcomes 23,000 campers to the parks for the first day of summer fun opportunities  including various day camps, Rollin’ Rec, Nig

Chicago Park District Opens Pools July 5th

District Announces the Opening of 37 Pools Across the City giving residents safe swim amenities within two miles of their home

Chicago Park District Opens Newly Renovated Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park

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

Lifeguards Needed This Summer!

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

Teens in the Park (T.I.P.) Fest is Back for Its 7th Year

Annual youth talent festival hosts auditions on June 25 & July 9

2022 Beach Season Kicks Off May 27 and Runs Through Labor Day


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 Continues Recruitment for Summer Workforce; Offers Retention Bonus to Summer Hires

District will pay $500 bonus to seasonal lifeguards and a $200 bonus to other seasonal staff as part of their recruitment efforts  

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 Receives $35,000 Grant from The Hartford for New Adaptive Sports Equipment

Equipment to help remove barrier for individuals with disabilities to participate in adaptive sports  

ComEd, Chicago Park District Set to Power on Buckingham Fountain with WGN’s Tom Skilling on May 14

Kick off summer in Chicago at Switch on Summer celebration; one sweepstakes winner will start the fountain

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