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 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. 

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 & Chicago Blackhawks Team Up to Offer Free Ice Hockey Clinics at Six Neighborhood Ice Rinks

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

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

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

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 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

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, Chicago Park District Announce Fieldhouse Investments

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

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District and Alderman Mitchell Break Ground on the Pedestrian Trail at Marian Byrnes Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Park District and 7th Ward Alderman Greg Mitchell in Jeffery Manor to break ground on the pedestrian trail at Park #562 also known as Marian Byrnes Park.