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

WGN Morning News: Around Town visits Big Marsh Park

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

Chicago Park District Opens Newly Renovated Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park

Park improvements include resurfacing of basketball court and a new half court facility

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Park District Cut Ribbon on the Ford Calumet Environmental Center

New park facility to serve as a multi-functional environmental center in Invest South/West corridor 

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Alderman Jason Ervin, Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative Members, and Local Residents to Break Ground at Community Plaza and Roller Rink in West Garfield Park

New Plaza represents City’s first major infrastructure investment under  the Neighborhood Activation Initiative  

Chicago Park District Continues to Limit Use of Pesticides in Parks

Dandelions Growing in Parks Signifies a Healthy Lawn

Chicago Park District Expands Montrose Dune Natural Area

Added land will make a greater impact on habitat; increases City’s natural area acreage count

Jackson Park Improvement Update

UPDATE (2/18/22)

Chicago Park District Announces Plans to Reopen Lakefront, Playgrounds and Aquatics Programming

Today, Chicago Park District General Superintendent & CEO Michael Kelly announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront, playgrounds and indoor

Chicago Park District’s Garfield Park Conservatory Accepting Reservations to Visit its Indoor Gardens Starting February 10 & 12

The Conservatory opens to the public on February 27 with new social distancing and safety prot