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The Chicago Park District is excited to host “Girls Day of Play” during a day of non-attendance for Chicago Pubic Schools students. Participants, girls ages 6 to 14 years old, are invited to participate and will have access to a variety of sports, recreational games, and educational activities during the all-day, free series. Girls Day of Play events take place on Friday, October 21 at 18 parks across the city. 

  • Ellis, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Brainerd, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Brooks, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Cornell Square, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Gill, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Hale, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Harris, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Independence, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Kosciuszko, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Mann, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Moore, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Ping Tom, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Pottawattomie, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Ridge, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sheridan, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sherman, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Smith, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Warren, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Chicago Park District Girls Play initiative works to expand opportunities for girls in sports, and ensures that young women have equal access to recreational offerings in their communities. Through programming, special events, and camps, the program focuses on providing opportunities for girls to create life-long, healthy physical fitness habits. 

Girls Day of Play activities will range by location from traditional sports like basketball, volleyball and soccer to more popular activities that include gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, yoga, and dance. Rounding out the list of activities being offered at some locations are swimming, kickboxing, pickleball, archery, and more. 

Advance registration is recommended for most locations, as space is limited. Drop-in participation may vary by location. For a full list of park locations participating in the Girls Day of Play celebration, or to learn more about the Chicago Park District’s Girls P.L.A.Y. (Positivity, Leadership, Ambition, Be You!) initiative, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/girls-play