Curbed Chicago: 11 outdoor swimming pools for summer in Chicago

While the lakefront and beaches definitely steal the spotlight, the city’s public pools are just as enjoyable—especially if you’re not part

Lincoln Park Zoo: Nature in the Neighborhoods

When you visit your neighborhood park do you pay attention to its wildlife?

Neighborhood.com: Chicago’s Neighborhood Parks are in the top 10 in the country

Chicago has a reputation for embracing greenspace and rightfully so.

WCIU 'The Jam': Summer Pool Safety

Pool season is here and with recent tragedies, we want to make sure you know how to keep your kids safe.

Good Day Chicago: 'Night Out in the Parks' offers free family activities all summer

Fox 32's Good Day Chicago morning show invited the Park District to chat about the 1,200+ Nigh

WGN Radio: Windy City Hoops: Keeping kids on the court and off the streets

On Friday and Saturday nights, times when the streets of Chicago can be a dangerous place for young people, over 500 teenagers from 11 neig

ChicagoNow: I think I saw God in the Chicago Park District this past Saturday

This past Saturday was the classically beautiful Chicago spring day that comes with a mandate: go outside and play!

ABC 7 News: Buckingham Fountain pumps up for summer

Chicago's iconic Buckingham Fountain is gearing up for summer, with a test of its jets today.

Vacation Idea Magazine: Best Things to Do in Chicago, Illinois: Grant Park

Grant Park is Chicago’s front yard with 319 acres where some of Chicago’s most beloved landmarks are located such as Millennium Park, Shedd

Art Design Chicago: The Art of Flocking: Cultural Stewardship in the Parks

The Art of Flocking: Cultural Stewardship in the Parks is a celebration of Chicago’s community-based art practice. 

Curbed Chicago: Which Chicago park should get a $20,000 grant?

Vote on three projects for NRPA’s Meet Me at the Park campaign Read the full story here: 

ABC 7 Chicago: Meet Me at the Park

The Chicago park project that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements.

WCIU The Jam: Getting Prepared for the Great Chicago Egg Hunt

The Chicago Park District and Medieval Times are hitching their horses together for an Easter egg hunt.

Lawndale News: Chicago Park District’s Young Cultural Stewards Program Receives Grant

The Chicago Park District announced that its Young Cultural Stewards (YCS) program will receive a grant from the Crossroads Fund’s Youth Fu

TimeOut Magazine: Run a free 5K race in Humboldt, Washington or Warren Park this summer

It's almost time to leave your treadmill behind and hit the pavement in Chicago, as weather fit for outdoor running finally arrives.

Curbed Chicago: Work to begin on Bronzeville’s shimmering Williams Park fieldhouse

A new Chicago Park District fieldhouse is ready to break ground in Bronzeville’s Williams Park. 

NRPA Magazine: Creating Wellness Policies for Your Park and Recreation Department

At the Chicago Park District, the mission of the Wellness Department is to promote, educate and motivate Chicagoans of all ages and abiliti

WCIU's The Jam: Registration for Spring Activities at Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District's very own Maya Solis joined WCIU's The Jam host Jordan Cornette this morning to

Lawndale News: A Symbol of Hope

This Friday, the Special Olympics will join the Chicago Park District at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Eternal Flame of Hope, a permanent, 30-f

Fox 32: Park District Celebrates First-Ever "Girls Day of Play"

Fox 32 is live from Broadway Armory Park at this local celebration in recognition of the National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

CBS 2 News: Garfield Park Conservatory Provides Escape from Cold

The Garfield Park Conservatory uses a decades old system to create the ideal environment for their greenhouses.

ABC 7 News: Chicago 13-year-old makes U.S. women's wheelchair basketball team

An 8th grader is making Chicago Proud, becoming the youngest member of the 2018 U.S.

Today.com: 'She has the skills': Teen earns spot on U.S. women's wheelchair basketball team

During a championship wheelchair basketball game, the Chicago Skyhawks youth adaptive team was beating the competition by a massive lead.