Parents, Neighbors Clash Over Outdoor DaycareThe future of a Chicago nature preserve hit a boiling point this week as neighbors continued to demand the shutdown of Forest Playschool, an all-season, outside only daycare. 
Chicago Park District Planning Indoor Activities To Keep Kids WarmAs punishing cold temperatures are expected to plunge even more on Wednesday across much of the Midwest and parts of the northeast, millions of people are being urged to take precautions to stay safe. At least six polar-vortex related deaths have been reported.
Find Chicago-Area Warming CentersAs temperatures drop below zero, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Park District are offering designated warming centers. 
Study: Underserved Communities Get Few Resources From Park District"The Chicago Park District is investing the least in the communities that need it the most."
Chicago Park District To Host Santa Event For Families With Hearing ImpairmentsLocal families with hearing impairments are invited to Chicago Park District's "Breakfast With Mr. and Mrs. Deaf Santa Claus." 
Time To Lace Up The Skates! Park District Rinks Open FridayThe Blackhawks will offer hockey clinics for kids ages five through 12 and those kids will have a chance to participate in free learn-to-play ice hockey clinics.
Park Named After Chicago Police Officer Irma Ruiz, Killed In 1988 School ShootingOfficer Irma C. Ruiz was shot and killed in 1988, when 40-year-old Clem Henderson barged into a school on the West Side, and opened fire.
Garfield Park Working To Overcome ViolenceGarfield Park's high crime rate usually draws more attention than the neighborhood's outdoor offerings, but one resident is working hard to make the neighborhood a better place to be. 
Keith Haring Sculpture To Be Placed In AIDS Garden ChicagoIt will be located on the Lake Michigan lakefront between Belmont and Diversey harbors.
City Breaks Promises Regarding Jackson Park, Obama Presidential CenterThe Chicago Park District is halting work on the relocation of a Jackson Park athletic field to build the Obama Presidential Center. 
Englewood Jazz Fest Hits High Notes In The CommunityThe festival starts at 12:00 Saturday afternoon and ends around 6:00 p.m. at Hamilton Park and Cultural Center at 513 West 72nd Street.
Outdoor Pianos Return To Chicago Parks This SummerFrom free concerts and movies to comedy shows and family entertainment, there's plenty to do in Chicago's hundreds of public parks this summer. 
Park District Summer Camp Offerings Start MondayCampers will get to go on fun field trips, play different sports and explore nature. 
Cleanup Underway After Holiday Revelers Trash Chicago BeachesThe Memorial Day weekend’s sweltering temperatures meant not only did plenty of people hit the beaches to catch some rays, but plenty of litterbugs left behind piles of trash on the lakefront.
Park District Shuts Off Half Its Water Fountains Due To LeadThe Chicago Park District says it may remove up to half its outdoor drinking fountains after tests found high levels of lead in the water.