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A view from a dock at the 31st Street Harbor. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor Open–With Plenty Of Space Available

Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor is now officially open – a $100-million dollar project designed to accommodate 1,000 boats

06/07/2012

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Park District Still Has To Upgrade Several Pool Drains

The Chicago Park District is up against a deadline to have its outdoor pools ready for the swimming season.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2012

Circus In The Parks

Performers To Bring The Circus To City Parks

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.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Financial Aid For Park District Day Camp

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.

05/29/2012

63rd Street Beach

City To End Most Swimming Bans At Beaches, Which Open Friday

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2012

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Deadline Set For Park District To Replace Unsafe Pool Drains

The Chicago Park District is working to meet a June 15 deadline for installing safer drains in 38 outdoor swimming pools.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2012

A Woman Works On Her Laptop In A Cafe. (AP Photo)

More Problems For Park District’s Program Registration Website

The Chicago Park District experienced problems again Monday morning as it opened up online registration for its summer camps.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Registration For Park District Summer Camps Starts Monday

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2012

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Easter Egg Hunts In Chicago

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!

04/06/2012

Lollapalooza

End Of Tax Exemptions To Result In Higher Lollapalooza Ticket Prices

Fans anticipating Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park could face sticker shock at the gate.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Artistic renderings of plans for the Bloomingdale Trail, a park city officials plan to build on the site of a 2.7-mile stretch of abandoned elevated railroad tracks on the Northwest Side. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes To Build Bloomingdale Trail, Upgrade Parks Citywide

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.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Ice Skating Rinks

As Sun Shines, Temperatures Warm, Outdoor Skating Ends

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.

03/10/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Park District Apologizes For Problems With Online Registration

The Chicago Park District’s newly-redesigned website crashed Tuesday morning as thousands of people flooded the site, trying to register for spring programs.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2012

A rare double coconut palm tree at the Garfield Park Conservatory has died after surviving 45 years in the Palm House greenhouse. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Garfield Park Conservatory Loses Rare Double Coconut Palm Tree

The Garfield Park Conservatory has lost one of its rare plants.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Hail caused signifcant damage to the historic Garfield Park Conservatory. Here, glass panes are shattered in the greenhouse. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Conservatory Reopens 2 Rooms After Last Summer’s Hailstorm

Looking for better luck at the Garfield Park Conservatory in 2012, the Chicago Park District called in the big guns on this, the weekend before the Chinese New Year.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2012

(Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Park District Holds Plant Sale To Raise Money For Garfield Park Conservatory

You can have the chance to buy some unusual plants very cheaply, and at the same time, help the Chicago Park District recover from the hail damage at the Garfield Park Conservatory this past summer.

10/22/2011

(credit: Bonnie Kenaz-Mara)

Guide to Promontory Point

Chicago’s gorgeous lakefront includes 15 public beaches along 26 miles of shoreline. However, between the south side beaches lies a true treasure, know by locals as “The Point.” Promontory Point is a popular wedding site, boasts one of the best views of the Chicago skyline, has great bike trails, and is the only place on the lakefront that fire pits are permitted.

09/10/2011

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Park District To Unveil Healthy Vending Machines

The Chicago Park District on Tuesday is unveiling the first of a new line of healthy vending machines planned for all of its field houses.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Mario Mendoza. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cops: Man Sent Naked Photos Of Himself To Minor Girl

A Southwest Side man who is reportedly a park recreational leader is expected in court later Thursday charged with sending naked photos of himself to a minor girl.

08/18/2011

Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Nearly Two Dozen Dead Geese Found At Chicago Parks

Nearly two dozen dead geese have been found at two Chicago parks this week and officials were trying to figure out what killed them.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

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