Join the Chicago Park District, in partnership with the Chicago Parks Foundation and our PAC partners on Saturday, March 6 for the 2021 Park Advisory Council Conference!
While we won’t be gathering in person, the virtual PAC Conference will be filled with sessions to help you continue helping your parks virtually and in person. A Planning Committee, comprised of CPD and CPF staff, and Park Advisory Council members from across the city, have worked together to curate a series of dynamic sessions including personal empowerment, pivoting programming due to COVID to collaborating and innovation in special events and programs. More than 300 dedicated park volunteers will assemble online for the virtual conference to learn best practices from experts, network with their fellow PAC members, and be inspired by the work Park Advisory Councils are doing in parks across Chicago.
In addition to the keynote address and closing session, this year’s conference will feature nine workshops presented by panelists including Chicago Park District and Chicago Parks Foundation staff, professionals in their field, and fellow PAC members.
2021 Chicago Parks Foundation Connecting Communities Award
The Connecting Communities Award is designed to spread positive park energy and foster a lasting community presence within Chicago parks. Three awards of $500 each will be presented at the 2021 PAC Conference to one Park Advisory Council from each region (North, Central, South) to support a community event, project, or program within your park.
Award applications are due by February 22, 2021, at 11:59 PM.
APPLY FOR THE CONNECTING COMMUNITIES AWARD
We look forward to seeing you on March 6! Thank you for all that you do for Chicago’s parks!