Mayor Emanuel Announces New Public Art in All 50 Wards as Part of the Year of Public Art

The 50x50 Neighborhood Arts Project represents a $1 million investment in artist-led community projects in Chicago

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce ‘Save Chicago’s Treasures’ Initiative

A $26 million investment to rehab Chicago’s neighborhood gems  

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce New Funding to Complete Lakefront Trail Separation Project

Learn more about the Kenneth Griffin donation to separate Lakefront Bike and Pedestrian Paths from Edgewater to South Shore along 18-m

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District and Community Members Open Eleanor Boat House in Bridgeport

Learn about the South Side boat house that is fourth of its kind in the city:

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Completion of Chicago Plays! Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly today announced the completion of Mayor Emanuel's Chicago

Chicago Ranked Third Best in the Country for Active Living

Chicago is the third best community in the country as an active living.   According to research rep

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Park District Wins Gold at International Garden Show

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the Chicago Park District has won a Gold Medal in Dublin at Bloom 2016, Ireland’s largest gardening show.

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Leadership at Chicago Park District Board

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced he is appointing Jesse Ruiz to the Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Park District and recommending

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Soldier Field Projected to Generate $6.74 Million in Revenue for the Month of July, Setting New Record

This a new record for revenue generated by Soldier Field for the Park District in a one month period and it more than triples the old

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Analysis that Shows Parks are a Driver of Economic Growth

Parks shown to increase property values of nearby homes by $900 million, create more than a billion dollars per year in additional econom

Mayor Emanuel Joins Members of Arts Community on Tour Of Newly Installed Public Art Along Lakefront

Tours five sculptures along lakefront from 48th Street to Adler Planetarium.

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Park District Receives 2014 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AA

City Officials Cut Ribbon on Kells Park Playground as part of Mayor Emanuel's Chicago Plays! Program

Kells Park Playground is one of 103 playgrounds to be rebuilt or refurbished this year

Chicago Park District Announces Public Process for Museum Campus Long-Range Plan

The Chicago Park District today announced a public process to develop a long-range plan that establishes a vision for the future of the Museum Camp

City of Chicago, Chicago Park District Break Ground on new Wheel-Friendly Area in Grant Park

Chicago First Lady Amy Rule, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly, Alderman Will Burns and community members today br

Chicago Park District Named Finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is

Chicago Park District Ranked on EPA's National Top 100 List of Green Power Users

The Chicago Park District announced today that it has been ranked as one of the top 100 largest green power users by the U.S.

Decorative Fountain Girl Celebrates Recreation and Reinstallation 50 Years After Going Missing

More than 50 years after being stolen, the Chicago Park District and partners celebrated the recent recreation and reinstallation of Fountain Girl,

Chicago Park District Receives National Accreditation for Excellence in Operation and Service

The Chicago Park District has been granted accreditation for standards of excellence in quality and efficiency by the

New Rollin' Recreation Program Wheels in Free Fun at Citywide Parks July 5 - August 31

Thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Summer Safety Surplus, the Chicago Park District launches Rollin’ Recreation, a new program that offers vari

Soldier Field Becomes First North American NFL Stadium to Attain LEED Certification

Soldier Field and the Chicago Park District recently announced it has been awarded the status of LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) from the U.S

Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners Welcomes Michael Kelly as New General Superintendent

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners strongly supports Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent appointment of Michael Kelly as the new General Supe

Chicago Park District & Active Transportation Alliance Present Lakefront Trail Usage Study

The Chicago Park District and the Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans) announced the findings of a lakefront trail study in an effort to i