March 2019 Chicago Park District Newsletter

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The Real Chi: Garfield Park Conservatory: breathing in fresh air and saying farewell to old friends

This week, the historic Scheelea Palm tree, a staple in the Garfield Park Conservatory since 1926, is being removed.

WTTW 'Chicago Tonight': Desert Plant Raising the Roof of its Chicago Home

For more than half a century, a plant at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly and imperceptibly.

Chicago Tribune: Time to say goodbye to Garfield Park Conservatory's 93-year-old palm tree

After decades spent inching up to the top of the Palm House’s haystack roof and finally outgrowing its 65-foot-tall home, the sun is settin

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.

Chicago Park District February 2019 eNewsletter

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Garfield Park Conservatory Agave Plant Flourishes Around-the-clock

A plant hailing from desert like regions that exceed 100°F thrives in Chicago’s temperature controlled Shangri-La

WCIU's The Jam: Exploring Garfield Park Conservatory

Today might be a cloudy day, but a stroll through the grant park conservatory will have you dreaming of sunny spring and summer.

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

January 2019 Newsletter: Kick off the New Year in the Parks

We're kicking off 2019 with expanded programming opportunities citywide. Browse and register for classes and programs today. 

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.

ABC 7 : Holiday Flower Show preview

The annual Holiday Flower Show is coming to the Garfield Park Conservatory Friday.  View the full story: 

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.

Chicago Tribune: Park District move to Southwest Side is 'what we’ve been fighting for,' Brighton Park community leader says

The Chicago Park District is moving its headquarters from Streeterville to the Southwest Side as part of a $50 million project that include

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.