An advisory council is a voluntary group of individuals who meet on a regular basis to support the effective functioning of their local park. Councils promote ways for the community to better utilize the Chicago Park District's programs and facilities; provide communication to the Chicago Park District on matters relating to their parks; increase community awareness of Chicago Park District projects; provide the community with a vehicle through which park information can be shared; and assist in locating alternate funding sources to enhance park facilities. In an effort to do these things,many councils host events and other related activities throughout the year.The Chicago Park District encourages interested park patrons to participate in or form an advisory council in their local park. The Chicago Park District seeks advisement from councils regarding services provided to parks, needs, problems, accomplishments, and any other matters councils consider important to the operation of their parks.

 

 

 

Advisory Council Workshops

The Chicago Park District along with it's Park Advisory Council partners hold 4 works shops throughout the year to share best practices with PACs on various topics.

DATE CHANGE: WEDNESDAY: September 26, 2018

Park Advisory Council Workshop: How to: Plan a Halloween Event!

Are you interested in hosting a Halloween event in your park but don’t know where to start? Join the Chicago Park District and our Park Advisory Council partners for a How to Workshop on planning a Halloween event.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

6:00PM- 8:00PM

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St

 

REGISTER

 

November 2018

 

Advisory Council Forms

 

All existing and newly formed advisory councils and those interested in becoming an advisory council, must review and complete the forms below. Fax the completed Application, Registration Form, Partnership Pledge and By-Laws to the Chicago Park District Community Relations Division at (312) 742-2797.

What makes a PAC compliant?

Registered Chicago Park District PACs, enjoy the use of rooms, space for their monthly meeting, application fee waivers,  expedited event permit processing, partnership benefits of no or reduced fees and liability insurance. If a PAC is not compliant they will not be privy to these benefits. PACs will be treated like every other community group and organization until they become compliant. 


Advisory Councils List

View a list of parks with advisory councils, and get meeting dates and contact information.

 

Advisory Council Applications

 

FAQ's

View a list of Advisory Council Frequently Asked Questions.
 

Contact Us

If you have any further questions about Chicago Park District advisory councils, please call the Department of Legislative and Community Affairs at (312) 742-2797.