Online Registration for Fall Park Programs is Open

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

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

Free Admission to Citywide Fitness Centers During Free Fitness Week at Chicago Parks

LAP SWIM AVAILABLE FOR FREE FROM MARCH 18-24

Theater on the Lake Announces Call for Submissions for the Play Development Project

Play selection will be part of the 2019 festival season that kicks of June 23th at Theatre on the Lake

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

Last chance to see historic palms this weekend

Steppenwolf Theater: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Afri

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

View programs online now; in-person registration starts March 2

Discover the Beauty that Lies Beneath the Forest Canopy at the Garfield Park Conservatory’s 2019 Spring Flower Show

“Understory: Layers of Light” spring showcase runs through Sunday, May 12

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 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 Recognized As Distinguished Park and Recreation Accredited Agency

This is the second, successive accreditation in six years  

Chicago Park District Announces New Curators & Dates for the 2019 Season of Theater on the Lake

67th season of the off-loop, lakefront theater kicks off June 23rd 

Chicago Park District Announces Dates for 4th Annual Teen Opportunity Fair Series

Three fairs to be held at colleges across the city, starting February 2 

Chicago Park District Hosts Free Events to Boost Girls' Participation in Sports & Leadership on Feb. 1

Free, fun one-day series of sports, fitness and cultural activities for girls on February 1, starting at 9 a.m., at 19 park sites<

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 t

City of Chicago Announces 30th Annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program

Live trees accepted for recycling at 25 drop off locations citywide

Our Response to FOTP 'State of the Parks' Report

Click below to read our response to the Friends of the Parks' 'State of the Parks' Report.

Polar Adventure Days Returns at Northerly Island in 2019

December 15, January 26 & February 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Milestones on the 312 Riverrun

The ice rink at McFetridge Sports Center opens as work at California and Horner Parks continues and construction on the Irving Park Bridge

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

Mayor Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and Ken Griffin Announce the Lakefront Chill 5K on Saturday, December 15

To celebrate completing, the Lakefront Trail Separation Project, the FREE fun run will bring together Chicago residents from neighborhoods

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 r