Teens in the Park (T.I.P.) Fest is Back for Its 6th Year

The Chicago Park District in collaboration with the John Walt Foundation announces the launch of Teens in the Park Fest (T.I.P.

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Park District, And After School Matters Cut Ribbon On New Indoor Track And Field And Teen-Centric Space At Gately Park

Gately Fieldhouse will be the final site of the Mayor’s ChiFastest Race to Gately on July 10.   

Chicago Park District’s Garfield Park Conservatory Announces Opening of Special Exhibit, Still Life in Real Life: Charles Ethan Porter

The Artist's Garden will feature the flowers and fruit that inspired the paintings of the African American artist; Exhibit runs July 28 thr

Registration is Open for 2021 Valor Games Midwest

Eligible participants must apply by July 16

It's Back! Chicago Park District is Bringing Back 16" Co-ed Adult Softball Tournament at Parks Citywide

After a 10-year hiatus, the Chicago Park District is proud to bring back the Annual 16” Co-Ed Adult Softball Tournament to Chicago’s parks for adul

Experience the Magic of Nature: Celebrate 20 Years of Chicago Park District Natural Areas

Special Fairy Houses join naturally enchanting wildlife, prairies, wetlands at select Natural Areas 

Chicago Park District Announces the Extension of Temporary Art Installation "Demand Justice" Through July 26

Artist talks scheduled at site of art piece on June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in celebration of Juneteenth.

Chicago Park District Announces Virtual Family Health & Fitness Day on June 12

The Chicago Park District joins the National Recreation and Park Association and parks across the country to celebrate and promote health a

Endangered Piping Plovers Produce Second Nest and One Egg at Montrose Beach Dunes

The federally endangered Great Lakes Piping Plovers, Monty and Rose at Montrose Beach Dunes Natural Area have now produced a second nest at

Chicago Park District Ranks Among the Top Five of the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore

The Chicago Park District is excited that our city ranks among the top five of the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore, the national gold-standard co

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Alderman Jason Ervin, Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative Members, and Local Residents to Break Ground at Community Plaza and Roller Rink in West Garfield Park

New Plaza represents City’s first major infrastructure investment under  the Neighborhood Activation Initiative  

Chicago Park District Kicks Off 9th Season of Night Out in the Parks

New this year is an early childhood series and roaming spectacles from June to October

Chicago Park District June 2021 eNewsletter

Plan your summer adventures safely with the Chicago Park District!

Mayor Announces the Return of Lakefront Beaches for the Season Under Open Chicago Initiative

2021 beach season kicks off May 28 and runs through Labor Day, rapid testing in all Chicago beaches and advisories available online

Jackson Park Improvement Update

NOTE: During construction,  lane closures will be set up, removed daily and adjusted as needed throughout the day.

Chicago Park District Announced as Finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation Management

Chicago Park District to compete for prestigious honor in the park and recreation industry

Three Piping Plover Eggs Spotted at Montrose Beach Dunes

The Chicago Park District is pleased to share that Monty and Rose, a pair of Great Lakes piping plovers, have produced three eggs at their

Mayor Lightfoot and The Chicago Park District Announce “Chicago’s Fastest… The Race To Gately"

Calling all Chicago youth runners! Compete to be one of Chicago's fastest kids! 

Chicago Park District Announces Summer Online Registration for Summer Day Camp and Summer Park Programming

View summer program offerings now; Online registration begins May 10 and May 11 

Chicago Park District Announces Free Fitness Demos and a Live Workout on May 5

Access to the Chicago Park District’s 70 fitness centers is available citywide

Chicago Park District April 2021 eNewsletter

We are gearing up for an exciting summer!

One of Montrose Beach's Piping Plovers Returns for a Third Year

Piping Plovers spotted at Montrose Beach Dunes