Chicago Park District
For the first time in memory, the underpass leading to Oak Street Beach is plastered with billboards and not everybody is pleased to see them as part of the lakefront panorama.
The effects of Monday’s heavy rains were being felt Tuesday at the city’s beaches, where officials have banned swimming, due to high bacteria levels caused by runoff.
Skate parks can be great places to try new maneuvers without worrying about pedestrians or cars. Here’s where to go in the Chicago area the next time you want to spend some time on your skateboard or inline skates.
(CBS) — There’s a battle brewing at one of the smallest parks in the city of Chicago: The tiny enclave where State meets Rush, formally called Mariano Park, but known as the Viagra Triangle, reports […]
A sit-in at Chicago’s Humboldt Park Beach this afternoon was held in hopes to get the attention of the Chicago Park District, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.
CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez returned to Douglas Park and found more needles, but also saw Park District crews working to pick them up.
Chicago’s beaches were bound to be packed for the Memorial Day Weekend, thanks to sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s for the start of the holiday weekend.
Friday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.
The future of Riot Fest wasn’t even on the Chicago Park District board’s agenda Wednesday, but the board heard at length from supporters and opponents of the popular music festival that has been held in Humboldt Park for three years.
Enthusiast Christopher Morrison spotted the agenda item and told the board a response so simplistic could do more harm than good, prompting some to fly drones over residential neighborhoods, through back yards or in other places that could be deemed inappropriate.
According to a copy of the proposal, while Park District officials acknowledge flying drones is a popular hobby, and also has practical business purposes, it might “also pose potential risks to children, families and individuals who visit Park District property.”
Vandals have hit Marquette Park Golf Course for the third time in the last week and a half Tuesday morning.
A group of Humboldt Park residents on Friday angrily called on the Chicago Park District to deny Riot Fest permits to perform the annual music festival in the park, after the grass was badly damaged during last year’s festival.
Hoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.
One of the Chicago Park District’s most popular attractions has planned a big party on Earth Day, when it will reopen greenhouses that suffered severe damage in a hailstorm four years ago.
This year, do a little more to celebrate Earth Day than turn off the lights when you leave a room. From trail clean-ups to discussions and hikes, the Chicago area has plenty of events where you can learn how to make a difference.
Grab your helmets and bottled water for a fun afternoon on a bike ride with your family. From paths in the city to serene rides in forest preserves, the Chicago area offers many bike riding trails for all abilities.
After more than a year in the works, the Chicago Park District approved the name change Wednesday.
Using a playground for a playdate can be a great way to keep the kids entertained and socialized. Chicago offers a number of different options to keep kids of all ages interested, while the parents can do some chitchatting of their own.
From church services to brunch, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter with your family in Chicago. We take a look at some of the best in the Windy City.