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After 10 Years On The Bench, Park District Revives Co-Ed 16-Inch Softball: ‘We Got To Bring The Game Back’

“I cannot think of anything in Chicago more historical than the Daley family and 16-inch softball,” said George Bliss, curator of the 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Lake Michigan Recedes, Howard Beach Playground Getting Reinstalled After It Was Threatened By Erosion

A rising Lake Michigan had caused the loss of Howard Beach and the temporary removal of its playground.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Volunteers Have Cleaned Up The Dunning-Read Conservation Area For Years. Finally, They Could Get Help From The State

Volunteers and nature conservationists say the area has become difficult to access as maintenance has fallen off. They hope state funds will help with removing weeds and installing better trails, fences, signs and parking.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Promontory Point’s Limestone Should Be Fixed — Not Replaced, Locals Say As Battle To Preserve Beloved Peninsula Begins Again

Though officials intend to "save and reuse as much of the existing limestone as feasible," neighbors are concerned the city's efforts to stop lakefront erosion threaten Promontory Point's decades-old design.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sexual Assaults By City Lifeguards And Threatened Retaliation Against Victims Needs Broader Investigation, Park District Watchdog Says

The report centers on three male lifeguards accused of sexual assault.

Citywide

Park District Breaks Ground On 17-Acre Campus In Brighton Park, With Plans For Office Building, Fields And More

Outside, there will be artificial turf fields, a playground, a spray pool, natural area and parking. In all, the campus will take up 17 acres.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Chicago’s Fastest Kids Crowned At Pullman’s New Game-Changing, $53.6 Million Track And Field Center

For a city that often lacks basic track equipment and proper indoor running spaces, the newest doors of Gately Park open year-round opportunities.

Roseland, Pullman

‘Movies In The Parks’ Is Back! Here’s The Complete List For Summer 2021

The Chicago Park District's free movie series is back this summer.

Citywide

Garfield Park Little League Field, Gardens And Field House Getting Overhaul After Council Approves Funding

The improvements to Garfield Park are welcomed by the community. But the park's advisory council said they were left out of the planning.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Garfield Park Getting Nearly $9 Million For Upgrades To Field House, Little League Stadium, Water Gardens

Renovations are long overdue, residents say, but an advisory council was left out of the planning process.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Park District’s Indoor Pools Will Stay Closed This Summer Because Of Lifeguard Shortage

A number of problems are driving the lifeguard shortage: People aren't passing the swim test, the lifeguard pipeline has been disrupted and more.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Montrose Bird Sanctuary Getting Paved Path This Summer To Improve Accessibility

The bird sanctuary's main loop will have an asphalt path to keep visitors in approved areas and make more space for nature.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With Black People Outside TikTok Channel, West Side Adventurers Show Followers Benefits Of The Great Outdoors

After noticing a lack of Black people on their national park adventures, Chevy Linear and Kameron Stanton started BlackPeopleOutside to encourage more people to explore nature. "It's the outside ... It's for all of us."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Are Night Game Lights Coming To Welles Park? Vote On Plan Stalls, But Parents Still Raising Money To Get More Kids In The Game

After pushback from neighbors, parents are scaling back their plan to light the fields, which would allow more kids to participate in youth sports. Now they aim to light two fields instead of four.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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