Category: Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District and North Face present the Explore Your Parks Program

Chicago Park District and North Face present the Explore Your Parks Program
The Chicago Park District (love those guys) is teaming up with The North Face and its Explore Your Parks program to encourage people to get outdoors this summer and enjoy activities such as Family Camping at select parks.  The nationwide Explore Your Parks program provides activity guide booklets with a purchase of any product from The North... Read more »

Family Adventure Day at Northerly Island

Family Adventure Day at Northerly Island
The Chicago Park District and The North Face invite families to dig into nature at Family Adventure Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., on the Museum Campus.  The event is admission free and will officially kick-off Chicago Wilderness’ Leave No Child Inside month. Each year, thousands of children across... Read more »

Chicago Park District Movies in the Parks: A Summer Must-Do

Chicago Park District Movies in the Parks: A Summer Must-Do
Summer in the city means the return of The Chicago Park District’s  Movies in the Parks series!  This annual summer series kicks off Thursday, June 13 and will feature 195 screenings of current and classic movies in 150 citywide parks through Sept. 14.  The series is part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in... Read more »
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Don't Miss "Movies in the Parks" presented by the Chicago Park District

Don't Miss "Movies in the Parks" presented by the Chicago Park District
I’ve written about my love for the (mostly) fabulous Chicago Park District programming in the past. During the summer months, The Chicago Park District offers Chicago families everything from summer camps to sports programs to pools. But I think that my favorite summer offering may be the Movies in the Parks Program.  I just like... Read more »

The Chicago Park District presents Fall Adventure Day

The Chicago Park District presents Fall Adventure Day
Apparently, the weather is supposed to be lovely this weekend — perfect opportunity to enjoy Fall Adventure Day at Northerly Island, courtesy of the Chicago Park District. If you haven’t had a chance to check out one of the CPD’s seasonal programs on Northerly Island, I definitely recommend that you do so. This space is... Read more »

The Chicago Park District presents Movies in the Parks

The Chicago Park District presents Movies in the Parks
I’ve written about my love for the (mostly) fabulous Park District programming in the past. During the summer months, The CPD offers Chicago families everything from summer camps to sports programs and local watering holes. But I think that my favorite summer offering is the Movies in the Parks Program.  I just like everything about... Read more »
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A Fab Father's Day Gift Idea

Sometimes Father’s Day gifts can be . . . kind of lame. It is hard to know what dad really wants, you know? But this year, you don’t need to fret about finding the perfect gift for the big guy in your life. I have a great idea for you.  On Sunday, June 19th, Soldier... Read more »

Celebrate Halloween with the Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District has tons of great Halloween events coming up in the month of October — many of them free or inexpensive. I’ll wait here while you get your calendars. Okay, ready? Here are some family-friendly events and activities that you might want to take advantage of: Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Parties (check... Read more »

Two great Chicago Park District events coming up this weekend

It’s no secret — I love the Chicago Park District and it’s many free or low-cost events. This weekend, you have two awesome family-friendly events to choose from. Meet the BeesSee what all the buzz is about at the  Garfield Park Conservatory’s “Meet the Bees” on Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..... Read more »
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Family Adventure Days

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Office of Tourism. Are you looking for a summer excursion that has something to offer everyone in the family? Yes? Oh good! I think you are going to like Family Adventure Days — it is like a field trip for kids and adults too. The Chicago Office of Tourism is... Read more »