Chicago Park District July 2020 eNewsletter

Summer has officially arrived! Please continue to wear your mask and practice social distancing while visiting our parks & trails. We want to thank everyone for working together to keep the parks, community and city safe.

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

Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Park District Announce Record Season with Over 90,000 Participants this Summer

Record turnout by City's youth in programming ranging from day camps to teen sports leagues at parks citywide

Online Registration for Fall Park Programs is Open

Available for the first time, financial assistance for Park Kids, an after-school park program

Chicago Park District Announces Online Spring Park Programming Registration to Begin February 25 & 26

View programs online now; in-person registration starts March 2 The Chicago Park District’s spring program schedule is available for viewing in anticipation of online registration, which begins February 25. 

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

Chicago Park District Announces 10-year Anniversary of TRACE Program and Grant Award

Celebration includes unveiling of Englewood Line murals and #IAMTRACE exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art 

Chicago Park District August 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Chicago Onscreen Kicks Off August 26

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District Join Ken Griffin, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and U.S. Soccer Foundation to Open New Soccer Mini-Pitch at Walnut Park

Walnut Park is one of 50 mini-pitches being built over the next five years in parks across Chicago to give local youth access to state-of-the-art soccer practice facilities

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools Launch Summer Safe Passage and Expanded Park Programming

Now in its third year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District today with the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Safety and Security team launched Summer Safe Passage at 38 park locations around the city, including Ellis, Mandrake, Kennicott, Fuller, Taylor, Metcalfe and Anderson Parks.

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce the Return of Pianos in the Parks for Fourth Season

International Music Foundation to host popular program in Chicago parks

Chicago Park District Hosts Exhibition that Celebrates Community Based Artistry

Initiative highlights local artist; exposes city’s youth to the arts

The Chicago Park District Receives Grant Funding to Support New ‘Parks for Pollinators’ Campaign

Funding provided by the National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation

Chicago Park District Announces Free Workout Demos & Health Screenings during Chicago Moves Day at Federal Plaza on May 2

Access to the Chicago Park District’s 72 fitness centers will be available for free on May 2

Chicago Park District’s In-person 2018 Park Programming Registration Begins Saturday, April 28 at 9 am

Slots are still available; enrollments are up 18% after four days compared to this time last year  

Chicago Park District’s Summer 2018 Registration Opens April 23 at 9 am

Regular programs run the week of June 18 through the week of August 20, standard day camps run for six weeks from June 25 through August 3

Chicago Park District and Lincoln Park Zoo Present Family Nature Days Series This Spring

Nine admission-free play dates at Chicago parks across the city starting April 11  

Chicago Park District’s Young Cultural Stewards Program Receives Grant to Support Youth Leadership in Chicago’s Parks

Registration for the spring park program is open for youth ages 12 to 14 years old through March 31st

Special Olympics Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago this

Free Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Clinics Return to Chicago Parks

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Park District are partnering again this winter to offer free hockey clinics at six neighborhood ice rinks across the city.