Chicago Park District Citywide Outdoor Ice Rinks Open for the Season November 26, Pre-registration is Required

Maggie Daley Park’s Skating Ribbon is open and taking reservations 

2021 Winter Flower Shows at Garfield Park and Lincoln Park Conservatories

The Garfield Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Conservatory Winter Flower Shows will open to the public on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 and run through Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Chicago Park District is Accepting Submissions from Artists & Cultural Organizations to Participate in the 10th Anniversary of Night Out in the Parks in 2022

Online submissions accepted through December 8, 2021;  Chicago Onscreen Local Film Festival accepting entries through November 21, 2021

City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District Halloweek Costume Contest Toolkit

***CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*** Thank you to everyone that participated in the first-ever online Halloweek Costume Contest! These are the winners that were chosen at random from participants that submitted photos via Instagram or the website. 

Chicago Park District Hosting Spook-tacular Halloween in the Parks Events Citywide

From kid-friendly events, like pumpkin patches and Halloween parties, to haunted houses and fall festivals, there is something for everyone this season in the parks, October 15-31 

Chicago Park District’s Horror Movie Series Returns to Northerly Island & Three More Parks Starting October 8

'Campfire Horrors' movie series will feature seven movies, campfires and roasted marshmallows on Fridays and Saturdays under the October sky

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 is Accepting Submissions from Artists and Cultural Organizations to Participate in Night Out in the Parks in 2021

Online submissions for Night Out in the Parks accepted through December 11, 2020 and for

Chicago Park District Announces Free Drive-In Movie Series in Park Locations Citywide

Screenings run Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 11- 27

Chicago Park District Announces Digital Edition of 8th Season of Night Out in the Parks

More than 40 of Chicago’s best local artists to perform in a virtual version of “Night

Chicago Conservatories OPEN Spring Flower Shows Valentine’s Day

Chicago Conservatories OPEN Spring Flower Shows Valentine’s Day Showcase runs through Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10   WHO:          Open to ALL visitors daily. Free admission.   

Chicago Park District Hosts Three Teen Fairs at City Colleges, Starting Jan. 31

The Chicago Park District invites teens from across Chicago to attend its 5th annual Teen Opportunity Fair series.

Danish Duo Announces Opening of Living Exhibit Composed of 10,000 Cabbages at the Garfield Park Conservatory

‘The Cabbage Patch’ installation is part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which runs from September 19 to January 5

Interactive Art Installation ‘OUT OF SIGHT’ Expands to Six Parks Across the City

Artwork Turns Hopscotch into a Pathway for Chicagoans to Manifest Their Goals OUT OF SIGHT, a participatory hopscotch-inspired artwork that aims to engage park patrons through positive visualization and kinetic exchanges, will expand to six parks throughout Chicago.

Holiday Flower Shows at Garfield Park & Lincoln Park Conservatories Each Feature Over 500 Poinsettias in a Variety of Colors

2018-19 Holiday Flower Shows "Tickled Pink" & "Holiday Memories" run through January 6

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

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 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

Chicago Park District August 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Chicago Onscreen Kicks Off August 26

Chicago Park District July 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Fall program registration kicks off August 6 & 7

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