Chicago Park District
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Edgewater’s ‘Young Lincoln’ Statue Vandalized On Thanksgiving By Group Advocating Indigenous Rights
An anonymous group of activists poured red paint on the Lincoln statue in Senn Park, tagging the site with slogans including "colonizer" and "land back."
Music Fests Will Now Require Park District Board Approval, But Skeptics Worry City Will Choose ‘Profit Over People’
Music fests in parks have long frustrated residents who are fenced out of public spaces. The new rules give communities more power to weigh in — but it remains to be seen if the board will listen.
The Chicago Housing Authority Keeps Giving Up Valuable Land While HUD Rubber-Stamps The Deals
Despite being years behind on obligations to build more homes, the city’s public housing agency gets permission to sell, lease and swap its property in gentrifying neighborhoods.
Plans For Eastern Midway Plaisance Overhaul Could Be Finalized Before End Of The Year
Officials also shared updates on a cultural project to honor Jackson Park's legacy and the stabilization of the Burnham comfort station.
City’s Plan To Address Rogers Park Tent City Must Include Housing For People Now Living In Park, Alderman Says
A plan of action on the Touhy Park encampment has yet to materialize but it should include a "push" to house people as the winter nears, Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said.
Wicker Park Neighbors Plan New Halloween Event After Annual Boo-Palooza Fair Was Canceled
Wicker Halloween Town will bring a costume parade, pumpkin giveaways and more to Wicker Park's namesake park Oct. 22.
Wicker Park’s Boo-Palooza Festival Canceled Due To Short Staffing, Communication Issues, Organizers Say
The annual event is a major source of funding for Wicker Park programs and garden upkeep.
Gertrud Kolmar Park Dedication Honoring German-Jewish Poet Killed In Holocaust Set For Thursday
The rededication ceremony for the Northwest Side park will honor a writer and poet who created more than 450 pieces, continuing her work even while being persecuted by the Nazis.
As Touhy Park’s Tent City Swells, Park District Closes Its Field House And Moves Programs
A tent encampment that has resided in Touhy Park since summer 2021 has led to debates about how to best help its residents while keeping the park available.
Lollapalooza, Riot Fest And Other Big Festivals Could Require Chicago Park District Board Approval Under Proposal
Festival operators may need to get Park District board sign-off for special events hosting 10,000 people or more a day in any of Chicago's public parks.
City’s ‘Open Boulevards’ Series Returns In Bronzeville, Logan Square And North Lawndale
Sections of boulevards in Bronzeville, North Lawndale and Logan Square will be closed to vehicles so residents can walk, bike, socialize, eat food and more.
Uptown’s Clarendon Park Community Center, Once Facing Wrecking Ball, Kicks Off $13 Million Overhaul
The renovation will restore the more than 100-year-old field house and add accessibility features and a new lobby.
An ‘Uptown Coastal Natural Area’ Coming To Lakefront — But It Will Require The Removal Of A Tent Encampment
Crews will this week begin turning a portion of Lincoln Park between Wilson and Lawrence avenues into a natural area. Activists say the city must first house the residents living in tents on the land.
Chicagoans Can Explore Parks And Find Pollinators In Month-Long Nature Challenge
Chicagoans can document pollinators across the city by participating in the Parks for Pollinators campaign.
50 New Pickleball Courts Coming To Chicago By 2025 As Interest In The Sport Skyrockets
Pickleball has taken off nationwide, but Chicago only has four courts dedicated to the sport, while other courts must be shared with tennis and offer limited playing time, a local enthusiast said.
Humboldt Park Advisory Council Will Be Revived Next Year After Being Shut Down For ‘Disorderly Conduct,’ Years Of Infighting
The Park District is relaunching the embattled group and hoping to start fresh after the agency's inspector general found no proof of financial misconduct among former board members.
‘Gut Feelings,’ Made With Puppets With Human Heads, Playing At Parks Across The City
The 11-minute silent film was created in a Chicago apartment and features humanettes, where the actors' faces appear as though they are attached to puppet bodies.
‘La La Land’ To Be Shown Thursday In Wicker Park
The movie will be shown for free as part of the Park District's Movies in the Night program.
Chicago Public Pools To Close By Sunday As Lifeguards Head Back To School
Beaches are open through Sept. 5. Public pools will reopen for the fall the week of Sept. 6.
Douglass Park Neighbors ‘Sad’ And ‘Ignored’ As Music Fests Ruin Their Park All Summer — And Cleanup Won’t Come Until Fall￼
A soccer team had to move practice after a player was cut by broken glass left in the field after a festival. Residents say instead of listening to their concerns, the city added two more festivals to the park in recent years.