Chicago Park District Monthly eNewsletter: November/December 2021

Winter registration is getting ready to start! Browse our program offerings starting the week of November 29.

Chicago Park District Monthly eNewsletter: October/November 2021

We're celebrating Halloween all week long!

Chicago Park District Monthly eNewsletter: September 2021

Can you believe Fall programs are about to start? We are looking forward to another great session in the parks. 

Chicago Park District Monthly eNewsletter: September 2021

Can you believe Fall programs are about to start? We are looking forward to another great session in the parks. 

Chicago Tribune: Review: Fannie Lou Hamer, played in a Chicago park by E. Faye Butler, roars out a timely message

On a cool September night, just as the sun began to set in beautiful Abbott Park on Chicago’s South Side, the utterly unstoppable actress E.

February 2020 Newsletter: Need a summer job? The 1st Teen Fair is on Jan. 31

Mark your calendars and register for our new spring programs beginning February 24 & 25. 

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. &nbsp

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

Block Club Chicago: Wicker Park’s Gurgoyle Fountain Is Getting A $67,000 Restoration

In the late 1800s, the fountain court was the "meeting place for people from the neighborhood and from all over the city," a local leader s

Chicago Park District February 2019 eNewsletter

Featured in February's Newsletter

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

Good Day Chicago: 'Night Out in the Parks' offers free family activities all summer

Fox 32's Good Day Chicago morning show invited the Park District to chat about the 1,200+ Nigh

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. 

Lawndale News: Chicago Park District’s Young Cultural Stewards Program Receives Grant

The Chicago Park District announced that its Young Cultural Stewards (YCS) program will receive a grant from the Crossroads Fund’s Youth Fu

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Discovery of Original Paintings From 1893 World Fair

Three Japanese sliding door paintings were originally displayed in the Phoenix Pavilion