Skip to contents

Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

Here’s How You Can Make A Reservation To Visit The Reopened Garfield Park Conservatory This Month

Visitors to the conservatory can reserve timed-entry slots to accommodate social distancing and a lower capacity. “Nature provides proven physical and mental health benefits, especially during periods of stress.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Park District Programs Returning After Being Suspended Due To Coronavirus

People who participate in programs will be required to take safety precautions, though, like wearing masks and staying socially distant.


To Protect Chicago’s Piping Plovers, Group Wants Montrose Beach Nesting Ground Added To Nature Preserve

The endangered piping plovers have chosen a sliver of Montrose Beach as their yearly nesting ground. The space should be added to the nearby dunes natural area, conservationists say.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With Lincoln Park’s North Pond In Danger Of Drying Up, Group Seeks To Raise $7 Million To Restore Cherished Waterway

Unregulated erosion is making the pond too shallow to keep up with how quickly its water is evaporating, environmental activists say. Without intervention, its "days are numbered."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago History Museum Unveils Final Plans For Plaza Renovation, History Trail Construction

The Chicago History Museum's $10 million park beautification project could be finished by October.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Park District Cancels In-Person Programs Due To Coronavirus, But Parks Remain Open

Park programs are canceled, but field houses will remain open during their regular hours so people can use their bathrooms and use the spaces for shelter.


West Side Park Officially Renamed For Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass

The Park District finalized the renaming after previously stripping the name of Civil War-era Senator Stephen A. Douglas from the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Fixing ‘Lake Wellington’: City Starts Construction On Turf Field Near Diversey Driving Range To Limit Flooding

Crews were outside Monday moving land to install an artificial turf field and raise the land's elevation to help prevent the parkland from flooding.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Jackson Park Harbor Getting $3 Million Fix To Better Protect Lakefront Trail From Flooding

The pedestrian portion of the Lakefront Trail in the area has been closed indefinitely due to flooding caused by a breached wall, forcing cyclists and pedestrians to share a path.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Park District Shut Down Humboldt Park Council After Chaotic Election. 9 Months Later, Residents Fight To Be Recognized

The park district shut down the group after determining the election was unfair. The shutdown came after years of heated battles over gentrification.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

With Major Upgrades, Big Marsh Park Is Becoming The Gateway To Flourishing Calumet Region

Friday was a busy day for Big Marsh Park in South Deering, with the unveiling of a paved "pump track" for bikes and the installation of a Roman Villarreal sculpture at the former slag dump site.

South Chicago, East Side

New Park District Headquarters In Brighton Park Approved By City Council

Park District officials said they hope to start construction on the massive facility sometime this winter.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chase Park’s New Turf Field Nears Completion After 6 Years In Making

The turf field and track will be opened in late October or early November, according to the Chicago Park District.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

South Siders Gaining Steam In Effort To Protect Lakefront Homes From Erosion

South Shore residents are applying for federal funding to save private lakefront homes, while officials gave updates on how they're working to protect the area from erosion.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Park District’s Plan For New Brighton Park Headquarters Approved By Key Committee

Some commissioners lauded a "transformational" investment in the South Side neighborhood while others cautioned about the risk of gentrification.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Douglas Park Signs Come Down To Make Way For New Name: Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass Park

The signs were removed just a day after the Park District Board voted to remove the name of Stephen Douglas from the park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Douglas Park Is No More, Clearing Way To Honor Abolitionists Frederick And Anna Murray Douglass

The board will rename the park after a 45-day public comment period.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Park District Wants To Rename West Ridge Nature Preserve. Here’s How To Weigh In

The park is known to neighbors as West Ridge Nature Preserve, but officially it is named Park No. 568.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Addams Park’s New Fields Open, Some Neighbors Told To Pay $150 Per Hour To Use Them

A group was kicked off of the newly opened fields and told they had to pay to use them. Ald. Jason Ervin said the fields should be free to use when they aren't rented.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

How Should Chicago Rename Its Public Parks? Here’s How To Weigh In With Your Ideas

The changes come after a years-long effort to change Douglas Park to Douglass Park in honor of abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray-Douglass.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
1 of 3