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With more than 8100 acres of green space, 583 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, 50 nature areas, & hundreds of programs & events, the Chicago Park District is committed to offering park goers an open, active, green and connected park system. For more information, go to www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or call (312) 742-PLAY (7529) or (312) 747-2001(TTY).

The mission of the Chicago Park District is to:
  • to enhance the quality of life in Chicago by becoming the leading provider of recreation and leisure opportunities
  • to provide safe, inviting and beautifully maintained parks and facilities
  • to create a customer-focused and responsive park system

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Happy #WorldBookDay!  What's your favorite book? Ours is The City in a Garden, A History of Chicago's Parks by Julia S. Bachrach, Chicago Park District Historian. It's available on to purchase here: http://ow.ly/JYcIx.

The City in a Garden is a compelling look at Chicago's remarkable and long-overlooked park systems, documenting the city's 175-year commitment to its public parks and explains how luminaries such as Daniel Burnham, Jens Jensen and Jane Addams shaped and influenced the city's green spaces.
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Happy 178th Birthday Chicago! You've never looked so good! #HappyBirthdayChicago  
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We had a surprise ‪#‎polarplungechi‬ participant yesterday! +Lady Gaga,  along with Taylor Kinney, ‪#‎VinceVaughn‬, the cast of NBC's Chicago Fire and Chicago P. D. and at least 4,500 polar plungers.

A HUGE THANK YOU for everyone that came out to support +Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities at North Avenue Beach. 
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Join Park Points before March 31st for your chance to win one of three $100 area gift cards. No purchase necessary. For more information, click here: http://ow.ly/HfKLr
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Attention TEENS!  We've got free professional development workshops tomorrow (Feb. 28) for you:

You CAN Do Good! 
-Tuley Park (501 E 9th); 11a-1pm
-Warren Park (6601 N Western); 11am-1pm

Sports Instructions & Fundamentals 
-Fosco Park (1312 S Racine); 12-2p

Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/JJJem 
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Please note, due to a plumbing issue Maggie Daley Park's field house and ice skating ribbon are closed for the day. Our staff is working to get it open as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Great internship opportunity available!  Our Culture, Arts, and Nature Department is seeking emerging photographers to document 50+ park cultural spaces across the city. We're looking for photographers with an eye for architecture and interest and ability in photographing park buildings and the spaces within. 

This is a project-based internship running April - June/July 2015. Hours and times are flexible Monday - Saturday from 9am - 7pm. A modest stipend is available for photographers. Deadline to apply is March 14, 2015. Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/JWtYG 
The Culture, Arts, and Nature Department of the Chicago Park District is seeking emerging photographers to join our team in documenting 50+ park cultural spaces across the city. We are looking for
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Looking for a summer job where you could be making $13.89 an hour? We're hiring for summer lifeguards now! Applications are due April 29,2015. For more information, click here: http://ow.ly/JSnwK
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Happy #PulaskDay everyone!

Pictured: Pulaski Park. 
Today, in Chicago, we celebrate Casimir Pulaski (c. 1748-1779), a Polish war hero who fought for the American cause in the Revolutionary War. This park is named to honor this hero.

NOTE: Chicago Park District administrative offices and parks are open today.
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The Garfield Park Conservatory is hosting a Succulent Sale tomorrow (Feb. 28)! Members-only PRE-SALE begins at 10am. Sale opens to the public 11am-1pm.

Many varieties, prices vary by size and rarity. Take part of the Conservatory home with you!  For more info: http://ow.ly/JK5rv
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GRAB YOUR SKATES (or you can rent them from us), it's the last weekend our outdoor ice rinks will be open (through Sun., March 1), with the exception of Maggie Daley Park's ice ribbon (through Sun., March 8.) For more info, please click here: http://ow.ly/JHvO1

Note: McFetridge Ice Rink is open year-round.
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Online registration is NOW open for spring session! Click here to register now: http://t.co/OECubcI4R1
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