Chicago Park District
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.
Nearly two dozen dead geese have been found at two Chicago parks this week and officials were trying to figure out what killed them.
A new study finds tens of thousands of people are using the lakefront bike path every day.
The turf at Soldier Field is getting two thumbs up from the head of the Chicago Park District days after the Bears’ first pre-season game.
It’s early in the week, and already I’ve discovered my hero of the week – the Chicago Park District official who’s accepting responsibility for the Friday night fiasco at Soldier Field.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel says he expects the Chicago Park District to come up with a solution to make Soldier Field’s playing surface more reliable.
Much of Grant Park, including Buckingham Fountain, will be closed to the public for until next week as Lollapalooza takes over.
A Batavia woman who prompted a frantic search when it was believed she fell into the water and went missing was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct because she was “hiding’’ while multiple fire and police emergency crews were looking for her Saturday night on the North Side, police said.
An investigation that uncovered credit card abuses, which led to the ouster of the heads of the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Park District, has prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel most city credit cards and all petty cash.
From a security standpoint, this year’s Taste of Chicago was a rousing success. From a sales and attendance standpoint, it was a flop.
This year’s Taste of Chicago wrapped up Sunday evening and the Chicago Park District, which was running the scaled-down festival for the first time, described this year as a big success.