Chicago Tribune: Garfield Park's agave plant is having a growth spurt in the midst of a frigid winter. Here's why.

For around 55 years, the Agave americana plant at Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly upward and outward, conserving its ene

Lawndale News: Chicago Park District Announces New Athletic Field in Ogden Park

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly joined 17th Ward Alderman David Moore and members of the Engle

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.

WGN Radio: Blackhawks and Park District partnering to offer free hockey clinics

The Chicago Blackhawks are partnering with the Chicago Park District to offer free hockey clinics at six rinks. 

Chicago Magazine: The Lakefront Trail Renovation Is Done. Here’s What’s New.

Now that the effort to separate cyclists from pedestrians is officially complete, here’s what to expect when you walk, run, or ride.

GQ British: 10 coolest things to do in Chicago

From the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago's upcoming Virgil Abloh exhibition to the famous Wieners Circle, this is how you should be spen

Chicago Sun-Times: Park District says Friends of the Parks report on discrimination ‘distorts’ data

In its recent report alleging that racism still tinges Chicago Park District distribution of resources 30 years after a consent decree, Fri

WGN Morning News: 16th Annual WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive

16TH ANNUAL WGN MORNING NEWS DRIVE-THRU TOY DRIVE  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, FROM 5 A.M.

CBS 2: Time To Lace Up The Skates! Park District Rinks Open Friday

It’s that time of year when ice skates get to see the light of day again. Read the full story here: 

WGN 9: Kids get a chance to play on Soldier Field for park district championship

Monday night football will never be the same for dozens of Chicago kids after they got the chance to step on to Soldier Field during the an

Patch: Gill Park Playlot Opens In Lake View

The new play area includes four slides, six swings, a play house and many other features.

Block Club Chicago: Park District Headquarters’ Move To Brighton Park Means New Fields, A Spray Pool And More

The Chicago Park District is looking to move from Streeterville to 4800 South Western Ave.

CBS 2 Chicago: Hoops In The Hood Tournament Brings Neighborhoods Together To Promote Peace

Hundreds of Chicago teens will be playing basketball in Grant Park on Thursday, at an event to promote peace, urge people to reclaim their

Block Club Chicago: The End of Chicago’s Only ‘Waterfall’ Marks A New Beginning For Life On The River

Don't go chasing waterfalls — Chicago doesn't have one anymore. The 100-year-old four-foot dam is being torn down.

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

Chicago-Women Magazine: 8 Picnic spots in Chicago

With the summer getting closer, explore the top spots in Chicago for a scenic picnic.

Lincoln Park Zoo: Nature in the Neighborhoods

When you visit your neighborhood park do you pay attention to its wildlife?

Neighborhood.com: Chicago’s Neighborhood Parks are in the top 10 in the country

Chicago has a reputation for embracing greenspace and rightfully so.

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.

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

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