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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

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PLEASE BE ADVISED: Chicago Lakefront Trail repairs continue between Grand & Hollywood Avenues all week & through the weekend. Please slow down for fencing & workers.
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1,000+ events, 200+ parks, 4 months, 1 great city --> all in 1 free app! Download the ‪#‎MyChiParks‬ mobile app today! http://ow.ly/N0YSr
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Can I search for a park with a charcoal grill on this thing? Apparently all of the permanent BBQ grills were removed for some ridiculous reason...
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View the Movies In The Parks schedule now when you download the ‪#‎MyChiParks‬ mobile app: http://ow.ly/N0YSr

This year Movies in the Parks is sponsored by Bank of America!
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Help kick-off the 2015 Chicago Inaugural Celebration Weekend with fun activities & volunteer opportunities.Looking to participate in tomorrow's "Day of Service" in the parks from 7:30 - 11am? Click here for a list of locations: http://ow.ly/N0VNU   #CICW2015
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A big thank you to ComEd, WGN TV's Ana Belaval, all our partners, and the community that were with us on Saturday to help us ‪#‎SwitchOnSummer2015‬ at Buckingham Fountain! For more information about this iconic gem, click here: http://ow.ly/MO8Nl

Here are some photos from Saturday's celebration.
[Photos by Kevin Stepanek/Chicago Park District]
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We're two weeks away from the start of the official Chicago beach season!  Did you know we have 27 beaches in Chicago? Which one is your favorite?

This year our friends at +Tommy Bahama  are proud sponsors of Chicago beaches.
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Hopefully use that money to get glass shards and other garbage off the beaches.
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Big thanks to +Chicago Bears  Pro Bowl offensive lineman Kyle Long​ and +UnitedHealthcare who joined us today, along with the Chicago Parks Foundation​ at a community event to announce a renovation at Starr Park, 2252 W. Washington Blvd. The renovation is part of a $22,000 grant UnitedHealthcare has made to the Dreambuilders Foundation​. 
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Join us for Night Out #InTheParks at Columbus Park (500 S. Central Ave.) TOMORROW, May 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM featuring a screening of Dreamcatcher.  

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.

1,000+ events, 200+ parks, 4 months, 1 great city --> all in 1 free app! Download the ‪#‎MyChiParks‬ mobile app today! http://ow.ly/N0YSr
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Sound like interested documentary
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Mayor Emanuel joined us yesterday at Kennicott Park to officially kick-off the 3rd season of Night Out in the Parks and announced the launch of a new mobile app “My Chi Parks” (available to both Apple and Android devices.) You can view the complete Night Out in the Parks schedule from the app now! Have access to more than 1000+ events on the go. Our full summer Night Out in the Parks lineup is available to view right now and includes movies, concerts, theater and more! http://ow.ly/N0YSr
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This Saturday, May 16 we’re kicking off Inauguration Weekend with a day of service. To find a location near you visit, www.cic2015.org/volunteer.
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there is no free lunch a Chicagoan said, why does the governance think that is a myth?
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The Wicker Park Garden Club is hosting a plant sale this weekend - May 10 & 11 from 10am - 4pm in Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen). Free admission.  Plants include annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables. Click here for more info:  http://ow.ly/MIjii 
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Check out this great ‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬ photo from 1952 of Buckingham Fountain's 25th birthday!

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 .
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One of my favorite places. Still love to take 1000 pics here all the time. Thank u for this nice bit of history.
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