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:

Block Club Chicago: Meet Bears QB Mitch Trubisky At Free Nike Play Day In Pilsen’s Harrison Park Saturday

Chicago Red Stars forward Alyssa Mautz and Chicago Marathon winner Galen Rupp will greet kids at the event, too.

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

Chicago Park District April 2019 Newsletter

Registration Starts April 22 for parks located WEST of California Ave. & April

Chicago Architecture Center: Chicago's "playscapes": Changing how we use parks

Chicago has always been concerned with its parks, gardens and green spaces.

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

Our Urban Times: Performance in Eckhart Park pool: Two cellists wash 30 cellos

People lined one side and part of both ends of the 75 foot pool in the Eckhart Park Natatorium, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.

Curbed Chicago: 12 secret parks and gardens in Chicago

Early on Chicago adopted the phrase “urbs in horto,” as its motto which is Latin for city in a garden.

March 2019 Chicago Park District Newsletter

Get Fit For Free March 18-24 at Fitness Centers Citywide! 

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

USA Swimming: Chicago Park District Set for Continued Success in the Pool

The 4,155 swimmers on the Chicago Park District Swim Team roster make it a true super team.

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

Featured in February's Newsletter

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.