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

Chicago Park District July 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Fall program registration kicks off August 6 & 7

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 Cuts Ribbon on New Welles Park Nature Play Space

An open play space, full of hidden nooks, climbing challenges and buzzing wildlife to open on June 16 

Chicago Park District June 2018 eNewsletter

With summer break from school fast-approaching for many students, the Chicago Park District offers parents a safe and secure space for their children to stay entertained, get mentored and learn in new and exciting ways.

Chicago Park District to Unveil New Public Art Exhibit on the Former Steel Works Site at Steelworkers Park on June 16

Public art installation depicts how industry and humans shaped Chicago’s Southeast Side

New Summer Tropical Flower Show to Open at the Lincoln Park Conservatory

The show features 20 large-size hummingbirds created by local artists 

Chicago Park District Announces Dates for Series of Teen Summer Events

The Chicago Park District announced today the dates for a series of events for Chicago teens taking place at parks and beaches across the city all summer. All teens are invited to enjoy parties, auditions and an end of summer festival.

Mayor Emanuel Breaks Ground on New Fieldhouse and Community Center at Williams Park

New Facility to Include Half-Court Gymnasium and Multi-Purpose Rooms for Art and Exercise

Chicago Park District Announces Schedule for 66th Season of Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival

The Summer Theater Festival will return to its lakefront home on June 19

Chicago Park District May 2018 eNewsletter

Over 2,000 hours of high quality, cultural programming in Chicago parks citywide announced on May 17. View the newsletter here

Chicago Park District to Host First Public Art Installation of Lawrence Weiner’s ‘OUT OF SIGHT’

Artist Lawrence Weiner’s hopscotch-inspired exhibit to debut at Maggie Daley Park on June 9

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

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance Announces Name of New President

Development leader Jennifer Van Valkenburg appointed President of Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance Announces Installation of New Exhibit

The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance announces Persistence of the Unsorted, an exhibition of new work by Artist in Residence, Claire Pentecost.