Chicago's 2024 Beach Season Starts May 24

New Lifeguard Explorers Training Program yields positive results

Chicago Parks Grows Sustainable Opportunities this Summer! Expanded Forestry, New Native Plantings and Eco-recreation Opportunities Make for an Even Greener Summer

Park District’s new efforts to support greening and sustainability increase residents’ opportunities to experience nature, build healthier

Twenty New Cherry Blossom Trees Planted in Jackson Park in Honor of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

A total of 60 cherry blossom trees will be planted in Jackson Park over the next 3 years. 

Chicago's Very Own Native Son, Imani the Great Lakes Piping Plover, Returns to Montrose Beach Dunes' Monty & Rose Wildlife Habitat for the 2024 Season

Imani, one of the fledglings of the federally endangered Great Lakes Piping Plovers Monty and Rose that nested in Chicago at Montrose Beach

Chicago Park District's Cherry Tree Blossoms at Jackson Park Shy Away from Peak Bloom Due to Erratic Weather

On the bright side, the restored Moon Bridge in Japanese Garden is ready to open to the public on April 22 & 60 new cherry blossom tree

Hundreds of Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day by Helping to Clean Up at Parks Throughout the Chicago

Park District seeks volunteers to clean, mulch, lay fibar on Saturday, April 20

See the Short-Term Installation of Daniel Popper's Heartwood on the Museum Campus Before It’s Gone

UPDATE [4/12/24]: De-installation rescheduled for April 18. 

Walk, Jog, Roll or Run: 'Go Runs Shuffle Through Chicago Parks Most Saturdays Through November 16

Free, timed 5K and 1-mile community runs commence the outdoor running season in the parks

Spring Program Online Registration Opens March 4 and 5

Most parks begin in-person registration on Saturday, March 9, with all other starting on Monday, March 11.     

Love is in the Air, Literally! Bald Eagles Spotted Courting in Big Marsh Park

The entire aviary community is aflutter with the coming of Spring!

Spring Flower Shows Blossom Starting Valentine's Day at the Lincoln & Garfield Park Conservatories


Polar Adventure Days Sled into Big Marsh Park

Everyone is invited to admire winter's natural beauty on January 20 and February 17 at a new location 

Lincoln and Garfield Park Conservatories Give Patrons a Warm Winter Activitiy as Winter Approaches

"Silver: Celebrating 25" & "Wintergreen" Breathe Some Green Life Into Gray Winter Months

Chicago Park District’s 2024 Budget Recommendations Invest in Community to Bolster Equity & Accessibility

Highlights include the launch of a robust strategic planning process, support for families, increased investment in youth opportunities, an

The New Uptown Coastal Natural Area is Now Open to the Public and Features Biodiverse Native Lawn Test Plots

The year-long nature project restored elements of historic 1930s landscape plan to the lakefront park

New Installation at Lincoln Park Conservatory: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind & Space, 2023

The Lincoln Park Conservatory, located at 2391 N.

Three Great Lakes Piping Plovers Released at Montrose Beach to Help Boost the Bird Population in the Region & Reduce Extinction Risk

Four additional birds were also released at Illinois Beach State Park in Lake County

Fairy Garden Exhibit Opens July 5 at Garfield Park Conservatory

The Garfield Park Conservatory, located at 300 N.

We're on Cherry Blossom Watch! Chicago Park District's Cherry Blossoms at Jackson Park Enter the Initial Stages of the Blooming Process

More than 190 pink and white cherry trees are starting to bloom and are expected to reach peak in the next two weeks, weather permitting

"Nurture Nature" with Spring Clean-up Events and the City Nature Challenge in Celebration of Earth Month

Earth Day park clean-ups and a global biodiversity challenge blossom with patron participation throughout April.

Huskies & Hot Cocoa Headline Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island

Chicagoans and tourists are invited to explore Northerly Island, located at 1521 S.

Chicago Conservatories OPEN 2022-2023 Winter Flower Shows on Friday, November 25th

Holiday flower shows are free to enter with pre-registration