• Public Art in the Historic Jens Jensen Formal Garden

    Join the Jensen Formal Garden Working Group tonight Wednesday, July 19th from 6-8 PM at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture for an artist talk and reception celebrating the public art activation of the Jensen Formal Garden! Learn more about the event here. In 1908, the Humboldt Park Formal Garden opened to the public. […]

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  • Chicago Park District Cultural Centers: Creative Hubs of the Community

    [photo: Janet Austin, Mr. Big Beetle Finds His Way, Indian Boundary Park] The Chicago Park District has 15 Cultural Centers geographically distributed throughout the city that serve as creative hubs for their communities. Each Cultural Center provides a wide range of offerings for patrons of all ages, including arts partnerships, after schools arts programming, art camps, […]

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  • 1,200 Volunteers, 43 Parks: It’s Your Park Day 2017

    Over 1,200 people across Chicago participated in It’s Your Park Day 2017. Volunteers participated in mulching trees, trash clean up, and gardening. Some Park Advisory Councils (PACs) hosted concerts, community bike rides, and barbecues. Chicago’s diverse communities make our city unique. It’s Your Park Day 2017 was a chance for people to gather and celebrate […]

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  • It’s Your Park Day 2017 Sneak Peek

    As Park Advisory Councils (PACs) prepare for It’s Your Park Day this Saturday, June 17th, we talked to some of our park partners to learn about their unique activities! California Park By Austin Zamudio, PAC Secretary California PAC was just recently formed, and at the meeting where we elected our four officers, only six individuals were […]

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  • Running for the parks in Memory of Dad: Team ChiParks Member Spotlight

    As Katie O’Halloran runs in Chicago parks, memories of being outside with her dad fill her head. “It’s the only motivation I need” she says, “I can feel his spirit listening.” Katie is a 2017 Team ChiParks member, and has dedicated her marathon training to the memory of her dad, Dennis O’Halloran, who passed away […]

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  • Soundwalking in Chicago parks

    [Cover Photo: Amanda Gutierrez, as part of the soundwalk workshop at Yollocalli Arts Reach] Have you ever walked through a Chicago park with your eyes closed? Listened to the sound of traffic, birds chirping, or people playing sports? Noticed the sound your feet make walking on a pile of leaves? If you’re intrigued, check out soundwalks, a feature […]

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  • Public Art in the Parks: The Burnham Wildlife Corridor Gathering Spaces

    Wandering along the wood-chipped paths of the Burnham Wildlife Corridor (BWC), visitors encounter native plants and wildlife in a variety of natural ecosystems. Unexpectedly, something unique emerges from the landscape: a spiral table, a ring made from interlocking butterfly wings, a philosopher’s stone, a collection of amorphous willow forms, a painted Sankofa bird with mosaic […]

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  • Loyola Park Advisory Council Presents Artists of the Wall

    About Artists of the Wall For 24 years, the Artists of the Wall festival has brightened the streets of Rogers Park on Father’s Day weekend, June 17th to 18th. The two day festival celebrates community and camaraderie through the painting of the 600 foot sea wall at Loyola Park Beach. There are 160 spots along the wall, […]

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  • Teen Leadership Connection visits O’Hare Airport

    On Saturday May 6th 42 members of the South Region Teen Leadership Connection (TLC), led by Chicago Park District Area Manager Sabrina Steward, visited the City of Chicago Aviation Department, the Chicago Fire Department, and American Airlines at O’Hare Airport. The field trip was a part of TLC’s vision to provide teens on the South Side of Chicago with a variety […]

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  • Spring brings Corporate Responsibility in the Parks!

    The Chicago Parks Foundation is proud to partner with businesses across the city that care about keeping our parks beautiful. This month we partnered with the Chicago Fire, LinkedIn, and Networked Insights. Spring marks the beginning of the corporate responsibility season in the parks! Check out what we have been up to, and get your company involved […]

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