Fox 32 Chicago: Midsommer Flight puts modern, approachable twist on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Beth Wolf, founder and director of Midsommer Flight, talks about their return to Chicago parks this summer with "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a cele

Hyde Park Herald: Nancy Rubins, Renowned Sculptor, Installs New Piece at the Point with Help From City

Framed against the sky with the lake in the distance, a new sculpture just north of Promontory Point appears to explode into a vortex of me

Chicago Sun-Times: Durbin announces $1 million in federal funds to restore South Branch of Chicago River

The money is set to go toward habitat rehabilitation and study in addition to creating natural community spaces.

Block Club Chicago: Street Soccer Pitches Pop Up At Pilsen’s Harrison Park For Free Pickup Games

Harrison Park is the latest spot to host street soccer pitches as part of a citywide program from Mettle Sports' Chicago Street Soccer Tour.

Inside Hook: “A Real Success Story”: Once a Slag Dump, Chicago’s Big Marsh Park Rises Again

A new environmental center, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train, offers an ideal gateway to this reclaimed landscape

Chicago Sun-Times: South Shore Nature Sanctuary, a ‘way to feel connected to the Earth ... in the city,’ turns 20

South Shore Nature Sanctuary is “a special way to feel connected to the Earth right here in the city.”

Chicago Park District 2022 June/July e-Newsletter

Our Summer Day Camp is in full swing! The 6-weeks of summer fun include sports, arts, fitness, and outdoor activities.

USA TODAY: For fun on the fly, flock to the Windy City for bird-watching pageantry

Along Lake Michigan, Chicago’s landmark skyline, beaches and parks not only attract millions of visitors annually, but also millions of birds, espe

WGN Morning News: Around Town visits Big Marsh Park

WGN Morning News' Around Town team visited Big Marsh Park, 11559 S.

Chicago Park District May/June 2022 eNewsletter

Beaches are opening for the season!

FOX 32: Runners Can Do Free Timed 5K Races Every Weekend at Chicago Parks

CHICAGO - Runners, lace up your shoes – it's time for the Chicago Park District's ‘Go Run.'

Fox 32 Chicago: Chicago Park District gives veterans taste of the Winter Olympics

CHICAGO - Some disabled veterans are drawing inspiration from the Winter Olympics and getting a chance to try some of the games’ unusual, i

WTTW Chicago: Chicago’s Outdoor Ice Rinks Now Open, but Pre-Registration Required to Skate

Time to dig out the skates as the Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice rinks open for the season Friday.

Chicago Tribune: Home Bodies: Family workouts with the Chicago Park District

It wasn’t hard for Meghan O’Boyle, the Chicago Park District’s wellness manager, to find a silver lining to the challenges of going virtual

Block Club Chicago: New Park District Headquarters In Brighton Park Approved By City Council

Park District officials said they hope to start construction on the massive facility sometime this winter.

Chicago Tribune: Review: Fannie Lou Hamer, played in a Chicago park by E. Faye Butler, roars out a timely message

On a cool September night, just as the sun began to set in beautiful Abbott Park on Chicago’s South Side, the utterly unstoppable actress E.

Register for Spring Park Programs NOW

Spring park programs  are for everyone. From toddlers to seniors, there are sports, recreational and artistic offerings for a

February 2020 Newsletter: Need a summer job? The 1st Teen Fair is on Jan. 31

Mark your calendars and register for our new spring programs beginning February 24 & 25. 

WBBM Radio: Planners Expect Big Things For Big Marsh On City's Southeast Side

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Planners believe a recently announced state grant is going to make a Southeast Side park a "major attraction" a

What's Happening in the Parks in January!

Recycle your holiday Christmas tree ? & get some mulch, at select locations. Drop off your trees at 25 park locations from Jan.

5 Steps to Apply for Winter Park Programs

Ice rinks offer lots of fun during open skate sessions, rat hockey, stick & puck programs, and Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Clinics.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago Park District hosts its first homecoming dance for LGBTQ teens, complete with a DJ, voguing and a stately ballroom

Even in an era when LGBTQ teens are increasingly joining the ranks of homecoming royalty, some feel uncomfortable with the highly gendered

Archinect Firms: Williams Park Field House by STLarchitects opens to the Public

The Williams Park Field House opened to the public on Saturday October 5.

Guide to Halloween in the Parks

Enjoy haunted houses, parties, harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, movie screenings, arts & crafts and Halloween-themed entertainment a