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The Chicago Park District offers an extensive array of low-cost programs for all ages, ability levels, and families this winter.  Be active and have fun in the parks all winter long!

Learn more:  Registration & Program Dates  |  Winter Programs  |  Registration Checklist  |  Winter Program Highlights

Registration & Program Dates*

  • View Programs*:
    Monday, November 27
  • Online Registration*:
    • Monday, December 4 @ 9am for in-person programs at parks located West of California Ave. & for all Virtual Program

    • Tuesday, December 5 @ 9am for in-person programs at parks located East of California Ave

    • Tuesday, December 5 @ noon for gymnastics centers
      Go here to view registration dates by park.

  • In-Person Registration*:
    Saturday, December 9, or Monday, December 11, depending on the park. In-person registration is available if spots remain after online registration. Go here to view registration dates by park.
  • Most Programs Run*:
    January 8 - March 24, 2024

*Programs at McFetridge Sports Center, Morgan Park Sports Center, Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center at Gately Park, and the ComEd Recreation Center at Addams Park follow a different schedule.  Go here to view that schedule.

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Registration Checklist

Review the Registration Checklist to see things you can do prior to registering, and during the registration process, to help make online registration the best experience possible.  


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Winter 2024 Highlights

Aquatics Programs

Whether you are 16 months old or 90 years young, there is a Chicago Park District aquatics program for you.  Classes include Parent and Tot Swim; Tiny Tot Swim; Youth, Teen and Adult Learn to Swim; Swim Team; Water Polo; Aquatic Exercise and more. 

Ages 6-17 get the First Session of Youth Learn to Swim Programs Free with Coupon Code
Swimming is an important life skill.  Learn how to swim at the Chicago Park District.  Patrons ages 6-17 can take a 10-session introductory swim class for FREE!  [CLICK HERE] to learn more about the Learn to Swim program.

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Park Kids After-school Program

Park Kids is an excellent way for kids 6-12 to get out among friends & stay active after school thru a variety of brain play, nature, fitness, sports, and art activities,  along with homework time.  Financial assistance is available, and fees are reduced for CHA residents. 
[CLICK HERE] to learn more about Park Kids
[CLICK HERE] to learn more about Financial Assistance
[CLICK HERE] to learn more about reduced fees for CHA residents

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The Chicago Park District’s gymnastic centers offer quality instruction for beginners to advanced competitors year-round, with excellent training facilities and instructors.  [CLICK HERE] to view these locations. 

Early Childhood (18 months-5 yrs old)

From Arts & ABCs,  Ballet and Bitty Basketball, to Dino Diggers, Kiddie College, and Little Artists you will find something special for your little one. For the younger ones, Parent/Guardian & Tot activities are available at many parks.  
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Youth (6-12 yrs old)

Looking to keep your kids active this season, sign them up for a park program!  The Chicago Park District strives to connect youth with fun, creative, and engaging programs in a safe environment. Classes include boxing; basketball;  dance; woodcraft; cheerleading; a variety of fitness options and so much more. 

Winter Break Camps are available at many parks over the holiday school break. Keep your kids active & engaged over the long break. [CLICK HERE] to learn more about Winter Break Camps
View Youth Programs


A variety of programs are offered this season for teens, from basketball and cultural offerings to fitness classes and clubs.  Register for one (or more) today!
View Teen Programs


A variety of classes are offered, from cultural activities to fitness and wellness,  there is something for all interest types.  If you're a fan of the fast-growing sport Pickleball, it's available at parks across the city, both instruction and open court times are available. 
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Special Recreation

Special Recreation programs are offered for individuals with disabilities.  Participants will enjoy a variety of activities, from creating crafts, cooking, and fitness to visiting with friends in our social clubs. 
View Special Recreation Programs



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