Chicago Park District
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park
- Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Plan To Install Lights At Welles Park Baseball Diamonds Could Be Cut In Half After Some Neighbors Oppose It
The Welles Park Parents Association is revising its proposal to just two fields after a small group of neighbors said the plan to add lights would be too disruptive to the neighborhood.
West Side Roller Rink Plan Aims To Reclaim Area From Violent Crime, But Some Worry It’ll Put Kids In Harm’s Way
West Garfield Park residents can weigh in on the plan at a town hall Monday night.
After Visitors Flock To Montrose Beach To See Monty And Rose, Officials Fence Off Dunes Natural Area
After the much-hyped return of Monty and Rose, birders and photographers flocked to the lakefront to get a look. Now the area is fenced off so the couple can find a nesting place.
How Can K-Town’s Franklin Park Be Improved? Residents Can Weigh In With This Survey
A West Side group is trying to make the underused Franklin Park safer, more walkable and more welcoming. "I want it to be improved so it looks nice, like the parks look in more affluent neighborhoods."
Help Neighbors Clean Up East Ukrainian Village, West Town Parks This Weekend
Volunteers will receive a free lunch catered by Ukrainian Village restaurant TaKorea Cocina.
After More Than 20 Years Of Work, Community Farm Coming To La Villita Park Next Year: ‘It’s A Dream Come True’
The farm, which once was the site of a roofing manufacturer, will have a worker-owned cooperative portion, a community fruit orchard and bilingual Spanish-English urban agriculture training.
Montrose Beach Natural Area Will Expand To Protect Piping Plover Nesting Grounds, Park District Says
The Park District has approved a measure adding 3 acres of beach space favored by the piping plovers to the Montrose Dune Natural Area.
Lollapalooza Could Return This Summer If COVID-19 Cases Decline, Fest Co-Founder Says
The city isn’t making any promises fests will happen, but Lollapalooza organizers have an administrative hold on Grant Park July 14-Aug. 6.
Park District’s First Campsite, Trail With Boardwalks Coming To Big Marsh Park After City Council’s Approval
Aldermen approved $1.5 million in TIF funds to build an accessible trail around the Far South Side park's perimeter, camping platforms, picnic pavilions and more at Wednesday's City Council meeting.
Nighttime Welles Park Ballgames Would Be Great For Kids And Businesses, Lincoln Square Group Says — But Some Neighbors Torn
The Welles Park Parents Association is behind the plan to add lights to the field, allowing for night games and practices for youth baseball and softball players. But some nearby residents are worried about noise, traffic and light pollution.
Park District Programs For Spring Start Registration Monday
There are fewer spots available this spring for in-person programs because attendees must social distance.
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.”
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.