The best dog parks in Chicago
Find places with grass, off-leash beaches, and small dog runs.
Would you visit a park on top of the Kennedy Expressway?
The long-discussed project could use West Loop TIF funds, according to Alderman Burnett.
Douglas Park minigolf course redesign exposes West Side teens to architecture
Interactive models of the course are on display at the Space p11 gallery in the Chicago pedway.
Floating trees and trails will transform North Branch canal into Chicago’s newest eco-park
The project gets more than a million dollars in new funding.
Unwrapping the 106-year history of Chicago’s Christmas tree lighting tradition
Surprising facts about the urban holiday celebration.
New riverwalk and renovated apartments open at historic Lathrop Homes
There’s a circular dog run, winding river path, and bright units.
Uptown’s Clarendon Park Community Center is getting a $14.8M makeover
The project will spare the 103-year-old building from the wrecking ball.
Chicago Air and Water Show 2019: Schedule, where to watch, transit tips
Here’s what you need to know
8 transit-accessible hikes around Chicago
Explore prairies, woodlands, rivers, and lagoons
Streeterville’s new Bennett Park officially opens
The two-acre green space includes a playground, two dog runs, a shaded grove, and sheltered "lawn bowl."
New riverfront park sports amphitheater of reclaimed limestone
The blocks come from the reclaimed foundations of Grand Central Station.
Delight in these award-winning bungalow gardens
New and long-time bungalow owners showcased their best garden work
Northerly Island crumbling path to get fixed after years of erosion
Part of the looped walking trail will be shortened
Humboldt Park alligator caught after evading capture for a week
Chicagoans named the gator Chance the Snapper
New soccer fields signal arrival of Lincoln Yards
"Fleet Fields" will open later this month, according to Alderman Hopkins.
Humboldt Park alligator spotted in lagoon and a rescue is underway
The reptile was spotted twice in the lagoon on Tuesday and there’s a plan in place for a safe capture.
A first peek at Bennett Park, coming soon to Streeterville
Its architect designed Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park and The 606.
New riverwalk takes shape along the south branch of the Chicago River
The privately maintained pathway is part of the Southbank development.
15 places to enjoy summer outside with friends and family
Celebrate the warm weather, fly kites, or see an outdoor concert.
9 best things to do in Chicago parks for free
There are thousands of events this summer like movies in the park, outdoor workouts, and nature walks.
Most Chicagoans live 10 minutes from a park, but there’s room for improvement
More than 63,300 residents lack basic park accessibility, according to a recent report.
A closer look at the new ‘Riverwalk East’
The $12 million project is open, but still needs some finishing touches.
Chicago’s cherry blossom trees could finally bloom in a few days
So far, the cold and snowy spring has made it hard to predict the full bloom of the 160 trees in Jackson Park.
10 best beaches along the Chicago lakefront
Chicago’s lakefront beaches are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Chicago parks will bring 1,200 free summer events to every neighborhood
Night Out in the Parks will have movies, dancing, concerts, theater, and circus.
‘Hamilton’ exhibition breaks ground at Northerly Island
The immersive, 27,000-square-foot exhibit will open on Chicago’s lakefront next spring.
Relive snow-swept 1920’s Chicago in these 10 photos
Will the city ever see this much snow again?
South Side will get its first city-run dog parks
Dog owners will have three new places for their pups
Park District plans new headquarters in Brighton Park
The 17-acre complex would bring jobs and recreational amenities to the city’s Southwest Side.
New track and field facility heads to Pullman’s Gately Park
The South Side complex would be the city’s indoor running and training facility.
Work begins on Maplewood Park’s new fieldhouse
Big changes are headed to the one-acre community park near the boarder of Logan Square and Humboldt Park.
Midnight Circus brings world-class acts to Chicago parks for a decade
Some performers have come from Cirque du Soleil
Despite last year’s issues, Pokémon Go Fest is coming back to Chicago in July
The outdoor event will return after a rough 2017 debut.
Chicago’s Northerly Island to debut traveling ‘Hamilton’ exhibition
The 27,000-square-foot temporarily structure will open November 17 and offer free admission to CPS students.
Light rail and dedicated park space in discussion for changing North Branch corridor
The future of the evolving industrial district is taking shape.
Next phase of mayor’s park plan features big ideas for Chicago River
The ‘Building on Burnham’ plan will focus on citywide park improvements and accessibility
Lakeview opens search for artists to energize public spaces
There’s an open call for muralists, sculptors, performance artists, dancers, and musicians
Which Chicago park should get a $20,000 grant?
Vote on three projects for NRPA’s Meet Me at the Park campaign