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Park District Holding Town Halls Where Chicagoans Can Ask About New Accountability Agency After Lifeguard Sex Abuse Scandal

The interim CEO and other officials will discuss overhauls to the Park District after its massive lifeguard abuse scandal.


Sign Up For Chicago Park District Spring Programs This Week

Over 6,000 sports leagues and recreational and cultural programs are available for online registration this week. Most programs run April 4-June 12.


Lindblom Park Unveils New Baseball Diamond, A ‘Game-Changer’ For Young Players In Englewood

Four varsity baseball and softball diamonds at Lindblom Park received $330,000 in improvements through the Cubs Charities’ Diamond Project. "It makes us feel we’re just as good as everyone else," one player said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Bronzeville’s Burroughs Beach Could Get A New Boardwalk, Concessions And More

Plans for the beach, which draws more than 40,000 visitors each year to the 31st Street lakefront, include reconstructing access paths to alleviate congestion.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Grand Boulevard’s Armstrong Park Gets $100,000 Cubs Charities Grant To Fix Up Baseball Field

The initiative, created to foster a love baseball in under-resourced areas, has given $10.8 million to local organizations since 2014.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

State Bill Would Require Life Rings At All Lake Michigan Public Beaches, Piers And Other Access Points

Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Rogers Park Democrat, is seeking the state law change after neighbors led a successful campaign to install life rings at city beaches.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving 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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

South Chicago, East Side

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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