Chicago Park District
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.
The Chicago Park District’s newly-redesigned website crashed Tuesday morning as thousands of people flooded the site, trying to register for spring programs.
The Garfield Park Conservatory has lost one of its rare plants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.