Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Department of Transportation, and Chicago Park District Cut Ribbon at Reconstructed Irving Park Road Bridge

New under bridge trail completes the 312 RiverRun, a new recreational amenity that links three parks along the North Branch of Chicago River    

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

Chicago Park District Receives $80,000 Grant to Develop Community Nutrition and Health Hubs in Parks and Recreation

The Chicago Park District, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has received an $80,000 grant to develop a community nutrition hub to expand access to healthy foods through park and recreation programs and services.

Chicago Park District Continues Emergency Shoreline Stabilization

Work currently underway at South Shore Cultural Center and Arthur Ashe Beach 

Chicag Park District Resumes In-Person Programming January 25

Spaces are still available; Register now

Chicago Park District Partners with Illinois Farmers to Produce Hand Sanitizer to Combat COVID-19

Illinois soybean farmers support the effort with raw materials, packaging  

Chicago Park District Opens Online Registration for Winter Programs on December 2

Classes Available for Viewing Now; Slots still available for Winter Break Camps

Chicago Park District Set to Break Ground on New South Shore Beach House

Construction scheduled for completion in time for 2020 beach season   

Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Park District Announce Agreement with SEIU Local 73

CHICAGO - Today Mayor Lori E Lightfoot and Chicago Park District, General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly announced that the District has reached an agreement with SEIU Local 73, avoiding a work stoppage of 2400 employees.

General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District, Michael P. Kelly, Named Chair-Elect of NRPA

Kelly will begin his two-year term as NRPA chair in September 2020

Chicago Park District Recognized As Distinguished Park and Recreation Accredited Agency

This is the second, successive accreditation in six years  

NRPA Magazine: Connecting the Generations

Walk into Lincoln Park Cultural Center in Chicago, and it will initially feel like any other field house, not only in Chicago, but around the country.  It has a dance studio, various art studios, early childhood center and all-purpose rooms centered around a small lobby that’s f

Chicago Park District October 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Pumpkin Patches, Harvest Fests & Campfire Movies in the Parks! For a list of events at a park near you. Click here to browse the complete newsletter

Mayor Emanuel, Andrea and James Gordon and the Chicago Park District Announce Plans to Expand Citywide Theater and Cultural Programming

Generous donation from James and Andrea Gordon will support theater in communities across Chicago with Theater on the Lake as the Hub

Lakefront Trail Separation Project Continues From Roosevelt to 31st Street

Separate trails for bikes and pedestrians along the entire trail to be complete by year-end 2018

Chicago Park District September 2018 Monthly Newsletter

A spooky good time looms near! Join us for Halloween in the Parks! For a list of events at a park near you. Click here to browse the complete newsletter

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Park District Headquarters will Move to Brighton Park

Park District HQ move is the latest relocation of a downtown city asset to Chicago neighborhoods

Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Tunney, Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cubs Open the New Playground at Juniper Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Tom Tunney and Chicago Park District CEO & Superintendent Michael P. Kelly today joined the Chicago Cubs to open the new playground and spray feature at Juniper Playlot Park, 3652 N. Greenview, in the Lakeview community.

#PianosinthePark is Touring Through Labor Day

Piano concerts at parks citywide during the 4th annual anniversary of #PianosinthePark

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District Join Local Officials and Community Members to Break Ground on the Public Indoor Track Facility at Gately Park

The first-of-its-kind indoor running and training facility in Chicago’s parks will be built by McHugh Construction and Bowa Construction

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District join Exelon to Break Ground on the Exelon Student Recreation Center at Addams Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District today joined Exelon Corporation to break ground on the Exelon Student Recreation Center at 1301 W. 14th Street.

Chicago Park District August 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Chicago Onscreen Kicks Off August 26