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, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.