Mayor Emanuel Announces New Leadership at Chicago Park District Board

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced he is appointing Jesse Ruiz to the Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Park District and recommending he be elected President by the other commissioners. Ruiz will replace Dr.

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Soldier Field Projected to Generate $6.74 Million in Revenue for the Month of July, Setting New Record

This a new record for revenue generated by Soldier Field for the Park District in a one month period and it more than triples the old record, which was set in 2009.

Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Analysis that Shows Parks are a Driver of Economic Growth

Parks shown to increase property values of nearby homes by $900 million, create more than a billion dollars per year in additional economic impacts

Mayor Emanuel Joins Members of Arts Community on Tour Of Newly Installed Public Art Along Lakefront

Tours five sculptures along lakefront from 48th Street to Adler Planetarium.

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Park District Receives 2014 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has awarded the 2014 National Gold M

City Officials Cut Ribbon on Kells Park Playground as part of Mayor Emanuel's Chicago Plays! Program

Kells Park Playground is one of 103 playgrounds to be rebuilt or refurbished this year

Chicago Park District Announces Public Process for Museum Campus Long-Range Plan

The Chicago Park District today announced a public process to develop a long-range plan that establishes a vision for the future of the Museum Campus – with a focus on recreation, education, access, and sustainability.

City of Chicago, Chicago Park District Break Ground on new Wheel-Friendly Area in Grant Park

Chicago First Lady Amy Rule, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly, Alderman Will Burns and community members today broke ground today on the new wheel-friendly area in Grant Park.

Chicago Park District Named Finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the Chicago Park District as a finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

Chicago Park District Ranked on EPA's National Top 100 List of Green Power Users

The Chicago Park District announced today that it has been ranked as one of the top 100 largest green power users by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Decorative Fountain Girl Celebrates Recreation and Reinstallation 50 Years After Going Missing

More than 50 years after being stolen, the Chicago Park District and partners celebrated the recent recreation and reinstallation of Fountain Girl, the bronze decorative fountain also called The Little Cold Water Girl on display today in Lincoln Park south of W.

Chicago Park District Receives National Accreditation for Excellence in Operation and Service

The Chicago Park District has been granted accreditation for standards of excellence in quality and efficiency by the National Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).  CAPRA acknowledges that the Chicago P

New Rollin' Recreation Program Wheels in Free Fun at Citywide Parks July 5 - August 31

Thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Summer Safety Surplus, the Chicago Park District launches Rollin’ Recreation, a new program that offers various activities admission free at citywide parks July 5 – August 31.

Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners Welcomes Michael Kelly as New General Superintendent

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners strongly supports Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent appointment of Michael Kelly as the new General Superintendent and CEO.

Chicago Park District & Active Transportation Alliance Present Lakefront Trail Usage Study

The Chicago Park District and the Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans) announced the findings of a lakefront trail study in an effort to improve the function and quality of the heavily utilized thorough-way.

Chicago Park District Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Chicago Park District’s COVID-19 Response Plan Chicago Park District Employee Vaccination Policy