Chicago Park District
If your playgroup’s usual location is feeling “played out” with summer well underway, now is the perfect time to get creative with new locations. Whether it’s exploring nature, unwinding in a café, getting hands-on with history or seeing animals up close, the Chicagoland area offers a variety of museums, zoos and parks that can make the dog days of summer more enjoyable. Pack a lunch, grab your sunscreen and get ready to have fun with your playgroup in a new meetup destination.
The inaugural Hockey City Classic will pit Notre Dame against Miami (Ohio) and Wisconsin against Minnesota in a doubleheader.
Love films and movies? Try going to some of the best places to see them in Chicago.
Honestly, we’re not sure why it took us so long to realize there should be a movie playing outside in a park every day of the summer. You go to the beach, you play some sports, maybe you just grill all day and do cannonballs in the pool, but then you want to gather up and watch a good-timey movie with the gang. We’ve rounded up some of our own favorite Movies in the Parks below!
Six Chicago Park District outdoor swimming pools throughout the city opened Sunday after being closed for repairs.
Chicago got a scorcher Monday, with a heat index that made it feel like 100 degrees.
The Chicago Park District has been replacing drains–and doing other repairs–on all its pools and the work has not been completed at some facilities. Officials hope to get all the pools open by next week.
Chicago is blessed with well-maintained public parks, but not all picnic spots are created equal. With beautiful summer weather warming up the city, packing a picnic might just be the ticket to a perfect season. From scenic to secluded, Chicago’s best picnic spots offer a little bit of all things ambiance.
Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor is now officially open – a $100-million dollar project designed to accommodate 1,000 boats
The Chicago Park District is up against a deadline to have its outdoor pools ready for the swimming season.
The Midnight Circus is usually an after-hours affair, but its troupe will perform during the day as part of a popular partnership with the Chicago Park District coming up this fall.
Lots of kids will soon be out of school, and some of them area heading to summer camp. But not all families can afford it.
Chicago beaches open for the summer on Friday, and the Park District says this year, you can expect to see fewer days when swimming is forbidden.
The Chicago Park District is working to meet a June 15 deadline for installing safer drains in 38 outdoor swimming pools.
The Chicago Park District experienced problems again Monday morning as it opened up online registration for its summer camps.
While some kids are still on Spring Break, it’s already time to think summer. Online registration for Chicago Park District summer camp starts tomorrow.
Easter weekend is quickly approaching. Take part in the time honored tradition of the Easter egg hunt with your family. Here’s a round up of some of the egg hunts taking place this weekend throughout Chicago. Happy hunting!
Fans anticipating Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park could face sticker shock at the gate.
Mayor Richard M. Daley had his Millennium Park, now Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his own plan to beautify the city with public space by investing $290 million in hundreds of parks over the next five years, including the long-delayed Bloomingdale Trail on the Northwest Side.
While the return of the sun and gradually warming temperatures mean that spring really is on its way to the Chicago area, it also means ice skating enthusiasts will have to wait until the onset of next winter to take part in this activity outdoors.