Chicago Park District 2023 January/February e-Newsletter

Whether you are planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with a significant other, a group of friends, or your family, we have the perfect eve

Chicago Sun-Times: Silver Skates competition kicks off, harking back to when skating ruled Chicago

Thousands of spectators used to cheer on skaters during the competition’s heyday in the 1920s and ’30s.

Fox 32 News: Chicago Park District KIcks Off Free Fitness Week

Meghan O'Boyle, wellness manager with the Chicago Park District, talks about all the amazing services they offer residents who are looking to get i

Chicago Sun-Times: Where to take your Christmas tree after the holidays

The trees must be stripped of decorations and bases and can’t be dropped off in bags, according to Recycle By City, a group that compiles local rec

Block Club Chicago: Englewood’s Moran Park Is Getting A New Field House, Water Spray In 2023

Neighbors can weigh in on the designs for the new field house and water spray at community meetings next year, a spokesperson said.

WBBM-AM (Radio): Chicagoans can try park district fitness centers for free

Chicago residents looking to get a jump on New Year’s resolutions to exercise more can check out Chicago Park District fitness centers for

WBBM-AM (Radio): Lincoln Park Conservatory Winter Flower Show Marriage Proposal

Listen to marriage proposal happening live as WBBM Reporter at covers Lincoln Park Con

Chicago Park District 2022- 2023 December/January e-Newsletter

Celebrate Holidays in the Parks, learn more about Free Fitness Centers Week, and register for Winter Break Camps in this month's e-newsletter.

Fox 32 Chicago: Chicago plans to build new pickleball courts downtown

CHICAGO - The fastest growing sport in the United States is coming to downtown Chicago.

CBS 2 Chicago: Autistic boy's win in Park District's "Fastest Kid in the City" contest inspiring others

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The Chicago Park District has found the "fastest kids" in the city.

Block Club Chicago: Pickleball Courts, Fitness Equipment Added To Rogers Park Lakefront

A refinished tennis court has added pickleball court outlines at Rogers Beach Park while a workout facility was installed at Loyola Beach P

FOX 32: Tickets now on sale for Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon

 A holiday tradition returns to downtown Chicago this winter.

NBC 5: Chicago Conservatories Transform for Winter Flower Displays Starting Friday

Chicago's popular conservatories are transforming into a flowery winter wonderland for the season starting Friday.

Chicago Sun-Times: After pushback from Little Village, Lawndale, Park District OKs changes to permit process for big events

Community members united to demand that big music festivals leave Douglass Park, which links Little Village and Lawndale.

CBS News: Pickleball: All the rage in Chicago and well beyond

Erik Gleaves of the Chicago Park District talks about the popularity of pickleball with CBS 2’s Jim Williams – as Marie Saavedra, Producer Dan Krae

Chicago Sun-Times: ‘Pickleball Mania’: Chicago Park District announces plan to create 50 more pickleball courts

The city hopes to catch up to other cities around the country that have invested more in pickleball infrastructure.

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.

FOX 32: Runners Can Do Free Timed 5K Races Every Weekend at Chicago Parks

CHICAGO - Runners, lace up your shoes – it's time for the Chicago Park District's ‘Go Run.'

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

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.