Chicago Park District

Best Places For Bird Watching Near ChicagoIf you want to spend the afternoon watching for birds, then you're in luck. Grab your binoculars and check out these locations for birding in and around Chicago.
31st Street Beach To Be Named After Dr. Margaret BurroughsA South Side beach that was once the site of an infamous race riot will soon be named after Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.
Shakespeare Coming To Parks Across Chicago It's time for Chicagoans to experience "Shakespeare in the Park"....every park.
City Unveils Mobile Computer Lab To Help Keep Kids Learning In SummerChicago Park District Supt. Michael Kelly said the mobile classroom, unveiled as part of the Chicago City of Learning program, will allow kids to learn about things like computer coding, fashion design, and video production.
Your Chicago: Chicago Tree ProjectTired of seeing the trees being decimated, the Chicago Park District called on artists to begin turning the trees from eyesores to neighborhood gems. CBS 2's Rob Johnson reports.
Choppy Conditions Make Lake Michigan Off-Limits At Some BeachesAs if the unusually cool weather weren’t reason enough to avoid Lake Michigan on Tuesday, swimming was banned at several lakefront beaches, due to dangerous rip currents. Swimmers were being warned of high bacteria levels at a handful of other beaches.
Some Beach-Goers Irked By Ads Plastered On Underpass Leading To Oak Street BeachFor 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.
Storm Runoff Prompts Swim Ban At All Chicago BeachesThe 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.
Best Skate Parks In ChicagoSkate 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.
Kiosk Vendor Fears Being Edged Out Of Mariano Park
Protesters At Sit-In Call On Park District To Open Humboldt Park BeachA 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.
Park District Crews Working To Remove Needles From Douglas ParkCBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez returned to Douglas Park and found more needles, but also saw Park District crews working to pick them up.