Posts in category "Parks and Playgrounds"

Buzz Over to the Garfield Park Conservatory to see Bee Movie

The Chicago Park District has provided many cool outdoor movie watching opportunities throughout the summer months — but the upcoming showing of Bee Movie at the Garfield Park Conservatory promises to be a great one. A movie about bees — at the conservatory! What a brilliant pairing. Bee Movie is showing on the back lawn... Read more »

The Chicago Office of Tourism offers one-day summer camps for the whole family

Summer camp isn’t just for the kiddos any more. If you are looking for summer fun for your whole gang, check out the one-day “family camps” offered by the Chicago Office of Tourism.  Campers meet up at the Chicago Cultural Center and then head off on their adventures. The offerings feature some of the city’s... Read more »

Taking your kids to the Taste? Here are a few tips.

Photo via Creative Commons license. I am just going to come right out and say it — I don’t really like the Taste of Chicago. I know, I know. It is a terrible thing for a life-long Chicagoan to say, but it is true. I worked at the Taste of Chicago back when I was... Read more »
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The Craftmobile -- Coming Soon to a Park Near You

If you live on the Northside of Chicago, I have exciting news for you — the Craftmobile is headed your way. The Chicago Park District has a lot of great family events and programming, but one of my favorites is the Craftmobile — a traveling program that brings outdoor craft projects to various neighborhood playlots.... Read more »

Adams Playground Park: A Good Place to Play

Kids who are looking for a good place to run, jump or swing have lots of great choices in Chicago. We have parks with swings and slides, parks with sandboxes, parks with water features, and parks with lots of green space to run and run and run. One of our favorite parks is Adams Playground... Read more »