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
Lawndale News: A Symbol of Hope
This Friday, the Special Olympics will join the Chicago Park District at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Eternal Flame of Hope, a permanent, 30-f
Fox 32: Park District Celebrates First-Ever "Girls Day of Play"
Fox 32 is live from Broadway Armory Park at this local celebration in recognition of the National Girls & Women in Sports Day.
CBS 2 News: Garfield Park Conservatory Provides Escape from Cold
The Garfield Park Conservatory uses a decades old system to create the ideal environment for their greenhouses.
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.
WGN 9 News: Chicago teen vying for spot on U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball team
On an old court at Chicago Park District's Mann Park, a fresh face is breathing new life into the game of basketball.
Chicago Tribune: Billionaire Ken Griffin, Chicago Fire lead effort to build 50 new mini soccer fields
Ken Griffin, along with the Chicago Fire, the U.S.
ABC 7 Chicago: Registration for Winter Chicago Park District Programs Opens this Week
With winter around the corner, the Chicago Park District is opening registration for its winter park programs this week.
Chicago Sun-Times: Part of lakefront trail re-opens with separate bike/pedestrian lanes
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday officially re-opened a section of lakefront path between North and Fullerton avenues that had been closed since May as
ABC 7 Chicago: Ground broken for new athletic facilities for Simeon HS in West Chatham Park
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and students from Simeon High School were on hand as ground was broken on new athletic facilities in West Chatham Park Monday mo
DNAinfo Chicago: Move Over 606, City Officials Break Ground On 312 RiverRun Trail
On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the 312 RiverRun: three parks, connected by a single path that stretches for nearly 2 miles on the Chica
Vogue: Chicago Has Beaches, Too: Style and Community on the Shores of the South Side
“There are beaches in Chicago!?” It’s a response I’ve become accustomed to receiving when telling people that I grew up hanging out on the
News Article: The best Chicago parks for every occasion
Chicago is home to more than 600 parks and beaches. No, that's not a typo.
228,000 Healthier Youth Through Local Parks and Rec
2017 marks the third anniversary of Commit to Health — NRPA's initiative aimed at implementing healthy eating and physical activity standar
DNAinfo Chicago: 'Adult Playground' Makes Chicago Debut In Burnham Park
Thanks to a generous donation by The Coca-Cola Company, residents of Chicago can now visit Burnham Park and enjoy a new fitness station tha
Choose Chicago: Explore the 606
Rising nearly 18 feet above street level, The 606 (which takes its name from the common numerals for all Chicago ZIP codes) officially opened in Ju
Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District and Alderman Mitchell Celebrate 225th Chicago Plays! Playground at Rainbow Beach Park
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P.
CBS Sports: LOOK: Kerry Wood, Cubs open state-of-the-art youth ballfield in Chicago
It's located about a mile west of Wrigley Field, and in part it will host public high school games in the city of Chicago.
ABC 7 Chicago: Kerry Wood Cubs Field Opens
Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is giving back to the community he used to call home.
DNAinfo Chicago: Kerry Wood Cubs Field Opens, CPS Ball Players Now Have 'Field of Dreams'
It's been more than 20 years since former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood played high school baseball but he can still remember the first time he stepped o
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
Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Expansion of Free Wi-Fi at Chicago Beaches
Beaches at 31st Street, 57th Street now offer free Wi-Fi; Seven beaches along Lake Michigan now offer free wireless service to beachgoers
Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Join Summer Day Campers to Cut Ribbon on New Track And Field at Lindblom Park, Release Conceptual Renderings
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael P.