(312) 742 - PLAY (7529)
541 N. Fairbanks Ct. Chicago, IL 60611
The Chicago Park District is the 2014 Gold Medal Award winner, recognized for excellence in park and recreation management across the nation. For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 8,300 acres of parkland, more than 585 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 12 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 50 nature areas, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling, 312/742.PLAY.
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
Here are some photos from Saturday's celebration.
[Photos by Kevin Stepanek/Chicago Park District]
This year our friends at are proud sponsors of Chicago beaches.
This is a documentary film directed by Kim Longinotto focusing on Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who runs Dreamcatcher Foundation, a charity which helps women in Chicago leave the sex industry. The film won the World Cinema Directing Award in the documentary category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
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We're officially turning on the fountain this Sat., May 9 for the 88th season with help from our friends at ComEd when we #SwitchOnSummer2015! Celebration begins at 4pm with the first official jet burst at 6pm. Hope you can join us! Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/MECzG .