Parks & Recreation

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,800 acres of green space, making it the largest municipal park manager in the nation. The Chicago Park District’s more than 600 parks offer thousands of sports and physical activities as well as cultural and environmental programs for youth, adults, and seniors. The Chicago Park District is also responsible for 28 indoor pools, 50 outdoor pools, and 26 miles of lakefront including 23 swimming beaches plus one inland beach. From canoeing to soccer fields to arts and crafts, there is never a shortage of activities to participate in Chicago’s parks.

Programs and Events

For information about Chicago Park District activities  and events, visit the Chicago Park District’s Program and Events Portal

Night Out in the Parks

Night Out in the Parks brings more than 2,000 cultural events to parks in Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods throughout the year.  Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events in every one of the city’s 77 community areas.  Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan.

For more information on “Night Out in the Park”, please click here.

Chicago Park District Event Requests

The application process has begun for Chicago Park District event requests. To download the new application and review the rules and regulations, please click here.

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