The following remain closed: all playgrounds, all pools, beaches and all other areas & facilities east of Lake Shore Drive except for the Lakefront Trail and golf courses. Water fountains remain off. The Lakefront Trail and The 606 are open, users must keep it moving. Most fieldhouses are open 9 am – 5 pm weekdays for washrooms and shelter only. GO HERE to learn more.
Each year thousands of picnics are hosted in our parks. Please consult with your local park for grove availabilty for groups under 50. For groups over 50, reference our permits page to find information of everything you need to reserve your desired Chicago Park District space, including the application and information on the application process, fees and insurance requirements.