WGN Drive-Thru Toy Drive benefiting the Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District has been chosen for a second year as the beneficiary of the WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive.  Toys received from the 17th annual toy drive will be given to families in need at three Winter Wonderland events hosted in the parks.  Learn more about those events below. 

Please consider participating in the toy drive by dropping off a new, unwrapped gift at WGN-TV, 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago, on December 13 from 5-10 am.  If you can’t make it to WGN, you can visit one of the Chicago Park District locations accepting toy donations through December 12.  See a list of those locations below.

Learn more about the WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive on December 13.

Visit one of the following Chicago Park District locations to drop off new, unwrapped toys, through December 12:

Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave.
Avalon Park, 1215 E. 83rd St.
Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St.
Carver Park, 939 E. 132nd St.
Chicago Women's Park & Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave.
Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.
Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave.
Don Nash Park, 1833 E. 71st
Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.
Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Fernwood Park, 10436 S. Wallace St.
Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th St.
Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
Garfield Trades
Gill Park,825 W. Sheridan Rd.
Hale Park, 6258 W. 62nd St.
Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.
Harris Park, 6200 S. Drexel Ave.
Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St.
Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave.
Homan Square Community Center, 3559 W. Arthington
Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Boulevard
Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western Ave.
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.
La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave.
Lake Shore Park, 808 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St.
Mann Park, 3035 E. 130st St.
Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive
McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Merrimac Park, 6343 W. Irving Park Rd.
Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.
Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale Ave.
Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave.
Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.
Ridge Park, 1817 W. 96th Street
River Park, 5100 N. Francisco Ave.
Sauganash Park, 5861 N. Kostner Ave.
Scottsdale Park, 4637 W. 83rd St.
Shabbona Park, 6935 W. Addison St
Sheil Park, 3505 N. Southport Ave.
Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Shields Ave.
Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave.
South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.
Stanton Park, 618 W. Scott St.
Taylor Park, 39 W. 47th St.
Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th Pl.
Valley Forge Park, 7001 W. 59th St.
Vittum Park, 5010 W. 50th St.
Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.
Washington Park, 5531 S. King Dr.
Washington Trades
Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.
Willye B. White, 1610 W. Howard


Winter Wonderland Family Festivals

Toys from the WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive will be distributed at the following events.  In addition to the toy giveaway, these events feature music, performances, snacks, and arts and crafts activities.  

Please note: Toys will be distributed while supplies last. Only one toy per child and the child must be present to receive the toy.  

All three events take place on December 14, from 10 am - 1 pm.