Hyde Park Herald: Nancy Rubins, Renowned Sculptor, Installs New Piece at the Point with Help From City

Framed against the sky with the lake in the distance, a new sculpture just north of Promontory Point appears to explode into a vortex of me

Chicago Sun-Times: Durbin announces $1 million in federal funds to restore South Branch of Chicago River

The money is set to go toward habitat rehabilitation and study in addition to creating natural community spaces.

Inside Hook: “A Real Success Story”: Once a Slag Dump, Chicago’s Big Marsh Park Rises Again

A new environmental center, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train, offers an ideal gateway to this reclaimed landscape

Block Club Chicago: Street Soccer Pitches Pop Up At Pilsen’s Harrison Park For Free Pickup Games

Harrison Park is the latest spot to host street soccer pitches as part of a citywide program from Mettle Sports' Chicago Street Soccer Tour.

Chicago Sun-Times: South Shore Nature Sanctuary, a ‘way to feel connected to the Earth ... in the city,’ turns 20

South Shore Nature Sanctuary is “a special way to feel connected to the Earth right here in the city.”

USA TODAY: For fun on the fly, flock to the Windy City for bird-watching pageantry

Along Lake Michigan, Chicago’s landmark skyline, beaches and parks not only attract millions of visitors annually, but also millions of birds, espe

WGN Morning News: Around Town visits Big Marsh Park

WGN Morning News' Around Town team visited Big Marsh Park, 11559 S.

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

WTTW Chicago: Chicago’s Outdoor Ice Rinks Now Open, but Pre-Registration Required to Skate

Time to dig out the skates as the Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice rinks open for the season Friday.

Chicago Tribune: Home Bodies: Family workouts with the Chicago Park District

It wasn’t hard for Meghan O’Boyle, the Chicago Park District’s wellness manager, to find a silver lining to the challenges of going virtual

Block Club Chicago: New Park District Headquarters In Brighton Park Approved By City Council

Park District officials said they hope to start construction on the massive facility sometime this winter.

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.

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

WBBM Radio: Planners Expect Big Things For Big Marsh On City's Southeast Side

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Planners believe a recently announced state grant is going to make a Southeast Side park a "major attraction" a

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

ABC 7 Chicago: Youth Boxing Program Teaches Life Skills, Showcases Thousands at Weekly Fights in Chicago

Thousands of kids from 22 gyms are taking the ring at weekly boxing showcases in Chicago, representing their neighborhoods from July to Dec

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 Magazine: 2019 Best of Chicago: Walk with a View Northerly Island

The restoration of the former Meigs Field brings preurbanization habitats back to life while offering grand views of t

Block Club Chicago: 38-Foot-Tall Agave Plant Begins Death Blossom At Garfield Park Conservatory After More Than 50 Years

The American agave, nicknamed Maya, blooms only once before it dies. And that's happening right now. Read  the complete story at:

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

Curbed Chicago: Cherry blossom trees in Jackson Park could finally bloom this week

The cold and snowy spring has kept the buds closed

Chicago Tribune: Chicago gets its own cherry blossom season: 160 trees planted in Jackson Park will finally be ready for viewing this year

The scene is familiar: billowing clouds of pink and white cherry blossoms hovering above gently rippling waters, with stately neoclassical

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

ReJournals: Metal Construction Association honors two Chicago projects

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) acknowledged the IBEW Local 134 Headquarters/Union Hall and the Eleanor Boathouse, both located in Chicago