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
The Garfield Park Conservatory Is Now Serving Food And Drinks Courtesy Of A Black-Owned Coffee Startup
Monday Coffee will be serving drinks on weekends at the conservatory's Horticulture Hall for three months.
Logan Boulevard Skate Park Is Getting Badly Needed Repairs, But Long-Term Fixes Will Cost Millions
The popular skate park has damaged ramps and a rat and pigeon problem, among other issues, advocates said. Park District crews will make short-term repairs over the next two weeks — but bigger fixes are still being figured out.
Rogers Park’s Leone Beach Park Getting Nature Play Space, Adding To Area’s Growing Native Spaces
The nature play area complements Leone Beach Park's existing sand prairie and native oak tree grove.
Rogers Park Neighbors Want Park Named For The Pollard Family, The Neighborhood’s First Black Residents, ‘An Inspiration To All’
John Pollard fought in the Civil War before he and his wife moved to Chicago. Their children include an NFL Hall of Famer, the first Black woman to graduate from Northwestern University and one of the first Black silent film directors.
Night Out In The Parks 2022 Seeks Submissions From Artists, Cultural Organizations
Applicants have until Dec. 8 to submit proposals that highlight the historical and natural areas of the parks.
Mystery Of What Killed The Grass At Welles Park Is Solved — But Why Thousands Of Grubs Infested The Fields Is Still Unknown
The Park District also confirmed the grubs have infested sections of Winnemac Park, but the damage there isn’t on the same scale as what happened to Welles Park.
Love Spooky Movies? The Park District’s Outside Horror Movie Series Is Back All October
Halloween movie lovers can watch the films outside while seated near a campfire and enjoying marshmallows.
Edgewater’s Berger Park Getting Emergency Shoreline Work After Damaging Storms
Berger Park joins the growing number of lakefront areas to require shoreline fortification as Chicago battles erosion.
Big Marsh Park’s New Trails And Environmental Center Now Open As Park District’s Largest Site Blossoms
"Something like Big Marsh is unique to the city, for sure," a park visitor from the Southwest Side said.
Dozens Of Filtered Water Filling Stations Being Installed In Parks, Buildings On South And West Sides
The Elkay bottle filling stations are being set up at city parks, buildings and community centers to improve access to clean drinking water and reduce single-use plastics.
Park District Adds Life Rings To Dangerous Rogers Park Pier After Weeks Of Controversy Over Lakefront Safety
The Chicago Park District installed two life rings at Tobey Prinz Beach Park a week after removing neighbor-installed flotation devices.
Park District Will Install Life Rings, Close Off ‘Higher-Risk’ Lakefront Areas After Public Outcry Over Drownings
Park District officials say new precautions will be in place by the next beach season.
Drowning Victim’s Mother Calls For Life Rings, Safety Measures At Chicago Beaches
Rogers Park residents have tried to take measures into their own hands, adding life rings to a local pier — but the Park District removed them.
Much Of The West Side Is A Food Desert — So Artists Are Throwing A ‘Feast’
FEAST Festival is a two-day art and food celebration that will give away free produce and prepared meals and spark conversations about food access.
‘Dangerous’ Rogers Park Pier Gets New Warning Signs, But A Second Life Ring Is Removed
Following neighbor complaints, park-sanctioned signs have been installed at the base of the pier near the beach and at the lighthouse at Tobey Prinz Beach Park.
After A 19-Year-Old Drowned Near Rogers Park Beach, A Neighbor Installed A Life Ring. The Park District Removed It
Rogers Park neighbors have been calling on the Park District to install life rings at beaches for years to no avail. "Here we are, another summer and more drowning victims."
Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar
In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.
Jackson Park’s Wooded Island To Be Gated, Locked At Dusk To Stop ‘Criminal Activity,’ Park District Says
Ald. Leslie Hairston said plans to limit after-hours island access have been floated for years. But officials gave the public only one day's notice about the significant change.
Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows
"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."
This West Side Mini-Golf Course Was Abandoned For Years — Until Local Teens Restored It
Teens designed the 18-hole mini-golf course with a wildlife conservation theme based on the colorful birds that live in Douglass Park.