In response to the extreme windchill warning in effect across the Chicago area through Wednesday, January 17 at 9 a.m., the Chicago Park District has taken several steps to ensure everyone's safety. For regular Chicago Park District Extreme Weather updates, visit https://bit.ly/ExtremeWeatherUpdates and follow us on Facebook, X and Instagram.
• Parks & Fieldhouses
o On Tuesday, January 16, most Chicago Park District fieldhouses will be open for regularly scheduled programs and will also be available as warming centers. For fieldhouse schedules, open gym hours and programming updates, please contact your local park directly or visit https://bit.ly/ExtremeWeatherUpdates.
o Park District programs taking place at Chicago Public school locations will not be open as schools will be closed.
o To find a list of warming centers, visit https://bit.ly/ChiParks-WarmingCenters.
o Park District staff is on duty and will continue to ensure that vital operations are accomplished, including clearing exterior sidewalks, parking lots and pathways leading to fieldhouses and in parks. Salting and plowing will occur as necessary during the current weather event.
• Lakefront Trail
o The Lakefront Trail is closed from North Avenue to Ohio Street Beach, along with the underpasses at Division Street and Chicago Avenue. The 18-mile trails have been salted and will be monitored daily. Please heed the warnings along the lakefront trail and use extreme caution. For your safety, stay off piers and away from the water. View the Lakefront Trail Map.
• Outdoor Ice Rinks & Sports Centers
• Golf Facilities & Conservatories