Environmental Monitor: Protecting Chicago’s Lakefront: Freshwater Beach Monitoring

Thousands of people flock to the Great Lakes every year to enjoy the freshwater beaches along the coast.

Spotlight Chicago: Chicago Park District: The Girls P.L.A.Y. Initiative

67% of women feel that society doesn’t encourage girls to play sports – so when Chicago Public Schools are out, the Girls P.L.A.Y.

Nature Play Space Planned For Edgewater’s Senn Park

A playground featuring scalable logs and stones is planned for the area next to Senn Park’s existing playground, down the street from Senn

Spotlight Chicago: Celebrate Halloween With The Chicago Park District

You can enjoy events with the Chicago Park District year-round, but this is the perfect season to have some fall fun, and even get a little bit spo

Block Club Chicago: Riverfront Parks In Albany Park, North Park, Lincoln Square Getting Upgrades To Bolster Ecosystems

Ronan Park will get a new public plaza, while work to stabilize the shoreline from erosion and remove invasive species will take place at L

CBS 2 Chicago: Chicago Park District building new fieldhouse at Cragin Park in Belmont Cragin

CHICAGO (CBS) -- As demand grows for indoor programs in the Belmont-Cragin community, the Chicago Park District is building a new fieldhous

WGN TV: Park district hosting boxing events in August

CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District is hosting outdoor boxing events at five locations across the city this month.

WBBM Radio: Piping Plovers raised in captivity released into the wild for the first time in Illinois

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago Park District said for the first time in the state of Illinois, piping plovers raised in captivity

NWI.com: ALERT TOP STORY EDITOR'S PICK Ford Calumet Environmental Center tells story of Region's history

CHICAGO — A former slag dump on the Southeast Side was once slated to be the city's next landfill but instead ended up home to egrets wading in sea

NBC 5 Chicago: After School Matters, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Partner to Offer Adaptive Sports Camp For Teens

After School Matters is partnering with Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and the Chicago Park District to offer their first ever adaptive sports ca

Chicago Park District 2023 March/April e-Newsletter

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by helping clean and beautify a Chicago Park!

WTTW Chicago: Chicago Parks Are on Fire, and That’s a Good Thing

In a city synonymous with fire, the sight of flames rising up against the backdrop of Chicago’s skyscrapers would typically raise an alarm.

CBS Chicago: Chicago Park District seek to fill over 2,500 summer job positions

The question for kids in high school or college what are you doing this summer?

WGN TV: Need a summer job? Chicago Park District is hiring

Young Chicagoans looking for summer jobs throughout the city can start applying at the Chicago Park District.

Yahoo! News: Chicago Park District now accepting applications for summer jobs

The Chicago Park District wants those 16 and over to apply now.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago birders rejoice as Arctic gull makes rare visit to local beaches: ‘This is about as good as it gets.’

It was 8:15 on a Saturday morning when Woody Goss’ phone started buzzing.

ABC 7 Chicago: Teens get firsthand look at Chicago Park District's summer job opportunities

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Park District is hiring, and teens across the city are getting a firsthand look at the opportunities for this summer.<

Fox 32 Chicago: Chicago's Polar Adventure Day features Siberian Huskies, but no snow

CHICAGO - Chicago's second Polar Adventure Day this year was short on snow but big on fun.

Daily Southtown: Quilt project to transform police shirts into funding for bulletproof vests

A set of T-shirts will be transformed into bulletproof vests to help protect Chicago police officers, thanks to an area resident’s labor of

Beverly Review: Park district sets free yoga for first responders

The Chicago Park District will host free yoga for first responders on Mondays, Feb.

CBS News: Chicago Park District hosting events in celebration of Black History Month

The Chicago Park District will be hosting events in celebration of Black History Month across several parks.

CBS 2 Chicago: Chicago Park District hosting "Girls Day of Play"

Dozens of girls are participating in a "Day of Play" hosted by the Chicago Park District.

Midwest Living Magazine: 3 Chicago Parks Perfect for Spring

With apologies to Tennyson, in spring our fancy turns to thoughts of...finally getting back outside.

Chicago Park District 2023 January/February e-Newsletter

Whether you are planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with a significant other, a group of friends, or your family, we have the perfect eve