ABC 7 Chicago: Youth Boxing Program Teaches Life Skills, Showcases Thousands at Weekly Fights in Chicago

Thousands of kids from 22 gyms are taking the ring at weekly boxing showcases in Chicago, representing their neighborhoods from July to Dec

Travel PR News: DCASE announces the lineup for the daylong YAS! Fest on Saturday, September 21

The free-admission festival presented by Allstate Insurance Company includes performances by hip hop star Tink, OSTON, The Era, Mariachi He

Travel PR News: DCASE announces the lineup for the daylong YAS! Fest on Saturday, September 21

The free-admission festival presented by Allstate Insurance Company includes performances by hip hop star Tink, OSTON, The Era, Mariachi He

Cook County Chronicles: Valor Games in Chicago Hit Mark for Veterans

Anthony Dunbar wasn’t having any of it when his friend and fellow Army veteran Isaac Gilmore got the best of him early on in the archery co

Chicago Magazine: 2019 Best of Chicago: Walk with a View Northerly Island

The restoration of the former Meigs Field brings preurbanization habitats back to life while offering grand views of t

High Post Hoops: Chicago Park District and Nike Girls Camp

Nike partnered with the Chicago Park District to provide a camp experience spanning multiple sports with various Nike athletes.

Block Club Chicago: 38-Foot-Tall Agave Plant Begins Death Blossom At Garfield Park Conservatory After More Than 50 Years

The American agave, nicknamed Maya, blooms only once before it dies. And that's happening right now. Read  the complete story at:

Only In Your State: Few People Know There’s An Illinois Island You Can Walk To

Few people know that there is a Lake Michigan island in Illinois.

aSweatLife: Chicago's Summer Fitness Scenes Supported by the Park District

If there’s one thing more iconic to Chicago than deep dish pizza or Wrigley Field, it’s a simple shot of the skyline along the lakefront pa

Block Club Chicago: Meet Bears QB Mitch Trubisky At Free Nike Play Day In Pilsen’s Harrison Park Saturday

Chicago Red Stars forward Alyssa Mautz and Chicago Marathon winner Galen Rupp will greet kids at the event, too.

Chicago Park District June 2019 eNewsletter

We're celebrating our 85th Anniversary with Birthday Parties at the Movies, auditioning teens for TIP/Yas Fest!, and kicking of summer at c

Curbed Chicago: Cherry blossom trees in Jackson Park could finally bloom this week

The cold and snowy spring has kept the buds closed

Chicago Tribune: Chicago gets its own cherry blossom season: 160 trees planted in Jackson Park will finally be ready for viewing this year

The scene is familiar: billowing clouds of pink and white cherry blossoms hovering above gently rippling waters, with stately neoclassical

Block Club Chicago: Wicker Park’s Gurgoyle Fountain Is Getting A $67,000 Restoration

In the late 1800s, the fountain court was the "meeting place for people from the neighborhood and from all over the city," a local leader s

ReJournals: Metal Construction Association honors two Chicago projects

The Metal Construction Association (MCA) acknowledged the IBEW Local 134 Headquarters/Union Hall and the Eleanor Boathouse, both located in Chicago

Curbed Chicago: 12 secret parks and gardens in Chicago

Early on Chicago adopted the phrase “urbs in horto,” as its motto which is Latin for city in a garden.

The Real Chi: Garfield Park Conservatory: breathing in fresh air and saying farewell to old friends

This week, the historic Scheelea Palm tree, a staple in the Garfield Park Conservatory since 1926, is being removed.

WTTW 'Chicago Tonight': Desert Plant Raising the Roof of its Chicago Home

For more than half a century, a plant at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly and imperceptibly.

Chicago Tribune: Time to say goodbye to Garfield Park Conservatory's 93-year-old palm tree

After decades spent inching up to the top of the Palm House’s haystack roof and finally outgrowing its 65-foot-tall home, the sun is settin

USA Swimming: Chicago Park District Set for Continued Success in the Pool

The 4,155 swimmers on the Chicago Park District Swim Team roster make it a true super team.

Chicago Tribune: Garfield Park's agave plant is having a growth spurt in the midst of a frigid winter. Here's why.

For around 55 years, the Agave americana plant at Garfield Park Conservatory has been growing slowly upward and outward, conserving its ene

Lawndale News: Chicago Park District Announces New Athletic Field in Ogden Park

Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly joined 17th Ward Alderman David Moore and members of the Engle

Block Club Chicago: How A Park District Boxing Program Helped A Woman Facing Chronic Illness Bounce Back: ‘You Gotta Fight To Live’

The park district's boxing program has produced a number of Olympians — and it helped save Noelia Cruz's life.

WGN Radio: Blackhawks and Park District partnering to offer free hockey clinics

The Chicago Blackhawks are partnering with the Chicago Park District to offer free hockey clinics at six rinks. 

Chicago Magazine: The Lakefront Trail Renovation Is Done. Here’s What’s New.

Now that the effort to separate cyclists from pedestrians is officially complete, here’s what to expect when you walk, run, or ride.