Block Club Chicago: Chicago’s Fastest Kids Crowned At Pullman’s New Game-Changing, $53.6 Million Track And Field Center

For a city that often lacks basic track equipment and proper indoor running spaces, the newest doors of Gately Park open year-round opportu

WTTW Chicago: Fairy Houses Are Popping Up in Chicago Parks. There’s a Perfectly Natural Explanation

There’s something magical happening in the Chicago Park District’s natural areas this summer.

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Youth Opportunities “Rediscover Summer”

Rediscover Summer will provide Chicago youth with thousands of programming and employment opportunities throughout the summer from the City

WTTW Chicago: What’s the Secret to the Park District’s Chemical-Free Lawn Care? Two Words: Mow High

Those dandelions popping up in Chicago parks aren’t a sign of neglect.

WTTW Chicago: Rose Is Back! Now Birders Wait for Monty as Plovers Return to Montrose Beach Dunes

It was the moment Chicago’s birding community has been waiting for. The piping plovers are back at Montrose Beach Dune.

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

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. 

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

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

Archinect Firms: Williams Park Field House by STLarchitects opens to the Public

The Williams Park Field House opened to the public on Saturday October 5.

Guide to Halloween in the Parks

Enjoy haunted houses, parties, harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, movie screenings, arts & crafts and Halloween-themed entertainment a

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

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

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

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

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