Fox 32 Chicago: Chicago Park District gives veterans taste of the Winter Olympics
CHICAGO - Some disabled veterans are drawing inspiration from the Winter Olympics and getting a chance to try some of the games’ unusual, i
Register for Spring Park Programs NOW
Spring park programs are for everyone. From toddlers to seniors, there are sports, recreational and artistic offerings for a
What's Happening in the Parks in January!
Recycle your holiday Christmas tree ? & get some mulch, at select locations. Drop off your trees at 25 park locations from Jan.
5 Steps to Apply for Winter Park Programs
Ice rinks offer lots of fun during open skate sessions, rat hockey, stick & puck programs, and Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Clinics.
Chicago Tribune: Chicago Park District hosts its first homecoming dance for LGBTQ teens, complete with a DJ, voguing and a stately ballroom
Even in an era when LGBTQ teens are increasingly joining the ranks of homecoming royalty, some feel uncomfortable with the highly gendered
August 2019 Newsletter: Back to Fitness
We're rolling out new fitness center monthly prices & celebrating with a FREE FITNESS CENTER WEEK, starting September 3.
Cook County Chronicles: Valor Games in Chicago Hit Mark for Veterans
Anthony Dunbar wasn’t having any of it when his friend and fellow Army veteran Isaac Gilmore got the best of him early on in the archery co
Chicago Park District: Fall 2019 Newsletter
With over 1,000 offerings to play a variety of sports and more than 900 opportunities to engage in swim activities and lessons, the Chicago Park Di
NRPA Magazine: Thousands Took the ‘Get Fit’ Challenge on Family Health & Fitness Day
NRPA thanks everyone who participated in
Chicago Park District June 2019 eNewsletter
We're celebrating our 85th Anniversary with Birthday Parties at the Movies, auditioning teens for TIP/Yas Fest!, and kicking of summer at c
USA Swimming: Chicago Park District Set for Continued Success in the Pool
The 4,155 swimmers on the Chicago Park District Swim Team roster make it a true super team.
Block Club Chicago: How A Park District Boxing Program Helped A Woman Facing Chronic Illness Bounce Back: ‘You Gotta Fight To Live’
The park district's boxing program has produced a number of Olympians — and it helped save Noelia Cruz's life.
Chicago Sun-Times: Nike teams up with Chicago Park District for new shirt designs
For the last couple of years, South Side natives’ Joshua Cook and Darius Davis have spent their summers home from college working as recrea
WGN 9: When public pianos come to Chicago parks, music fills the air
A few years ago, the City of Chicago decided to plop a handful of pianos down in the middle of city parks to promote music in neighborhoods
Lincoln Park Zoo: Nature in the Neighborhoods
When you visit your neighborhood park do you pay attention to its wildlife?
Curbed Chicago: 11 outdoor swimming pools for summer in Chicago
While the lakefront and beaches definitely steal the spotlight, the city’s public pools are just as enjoyable—especially if you’re not part
WCIU 'The Jam': Summer Pool Safety
Pool season is here and with recent tragedies, we want to make sure you know how to keep your kids safe.
WGN Radio: Windy City Hoops: Keeping kids on the court and off the streets
On Friday and Saturday nights, times when the streets of Chicago can be a dangerous place for young people, over 500 teenagers from 11 neig
Art Design Chicago: The Art of Flocking: Cultural Stewardship in the Parks
The Art of Flocking: Cultural Stewardship in the Parks is a celebration of Chicago’s community-based art practice.
TimeOut Magazine: Run a free 5K race in Humboldt, Washington or Warren Park this summer
It's almost time to leave your treadmill behind and hit the pavement in Chicago, as weather fit for outdoor running finally arrives.
NRPA Magazine: Creating Wellness Policies for Your Park and Recreation Department
At the Chicago Park District, the mission of the Wellness Department is to promote, educate and motivate Chicagoans of all ages and abiliti
WCIU's The Jam: Registration for Spring Activities at Chicago Park District
The Chicago Park District's very own Maya Solis joined WCIU's The Jam host Jordan Cornette this morning to
ABC 7 News: Chicago 13-year-old makes U.S. women's wheelchair basketball team
An 8th grader is making Chicago Proud, becoming the youngest member of the 2018 U.S.
Today.com: 'She has the skills': Teen earns spot on U.S. women's wheelchair basketball team
During a championship wheelchair basketball game, the Chicago Skyhawks youth adaptive team was beating the competition by a massive lead.