Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Park District Cut Ribbon on the Ford Calumet Environmental Center

New park facility to serve as a multi-functional environmental center in Invest South/West corridor 

Chicago Park District Releases 2022 Budget Recommendations

Highlights include new and expanded programming; capital investments in areas most in need

Chicago Park District Announces Pilot Program to Install Life Preserver Equipment at Sanctioned Lakefront Swimming

Increased signage; public safety campaign to supplement new equipment and promote public safety   

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    

Jackson Park Improvement Update

UPDATE (11/23/21)

Chicago Park District Continues to Limit Use of Pesticides in Parks

Dandelions Growing in Parks Signifies a Healthy Lawn

Chicago Park District Expands Montrose Dune Natural Area

Added land will make a greater impact on habitat; increases City’s natural area acreage count

Chicago Park District Announces Plans to Reopen Lakefront, Playgrounds and Aquatics Programming

Today, Chicago Park District General Superintendent & CEO Michael Kelly announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront, playgrounds and indoor aquatics programming as metrics allow the city to ease COVID-19 regulations. 

Chicago Park District’s Garfield Park Conservatory Accepting Reservations to Visit its Indoor Gardens Starting February 10 & 12

The Conservatory opens to the public on February 27 with new social distancing and safety protocols in place

Chicago Park District Continues Emergency Shoreline Stabilization

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

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 Set to Break Ground on New South Shore Beach House

Construction scheduled for completion in time for 2020 beach season   

Garfield Park Conservatory Removes 93 Year Old Palm Tree to Promote New Plant Life

Last chance to see historic palms this weekend

Chicago Park District Offers Families Drop-in Activities and Opens Warming Centers at Park Locations Citywide

Regularly Scheduled Park District Programming Cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 30

Chicago Park District Announces Park Field Houses Citywide to Serve as Warming Centers

The Chicago Park District has designated more than 100 park fieldhouses as warming centers for the remainder of the winter season. 

Chicago Park District Neighborhood Ice Rinks to Open Friday, November 23

Learn to skate, participate in a Chicago Blackhawks hockey clinic & play in the citywide Silver Skates competition

The Chicago Park District Receives $26,000 Grant toward Park Improvements to Support Healthy, Active Communities

The Chicago Park District in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has received a $26,000 grant to provide increased access to play and physical activity for kids and families through built environment enhancements.

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

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

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.

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.

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, Chicago Park District Announce Fieldhouse Investments

Officials cut the ribbon on renovated Holstein Park fieldhouse, break ground on new fieldhouse at Maplewood Park