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Chicago Park District

541 North Fairbanks
312-742-7529

About Us

The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,100 acres of green space, making it one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation. The Chicago Park District's 580 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 26 indoor pools, 51 outdoor pools, and 26 miles of lakefront including 23 swimming beaches plus one inland beach. From canoeing to batting cages to arts and crafts, there is never a shortage of activities to participate in Chicago's parks.

The Chicago Park District oversees the Garfield Park and Lincoln Park conservatories, two tropical paradises within the city that house thousands of rare and exotic plants. In addition, the Chicago Park District oversees 16 historic lagoons plus 10 bird and wildlife gardens. From rich pond life teeming with frogs, herons, and dragonflies, to shrubby areas where migratory birds stop to rest, to lush prairies filled with native grasses and wildflowers, the Park District offers many ways to explore nature in the city's parks.

Popular attractions that fall under the management of the Chicago Park District include the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, which is located in Grant Park. Proudly referred to as Chicago's front yard, Grant Park is among the city's loveliest and most prominent parks. Ten world-class museums are located on Chicago Park District property, three of them in Grant Park: the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium. More than 20 million people visit Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain annually, making it the second most visited park landmark in the U.S.



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Upcoming Events at Chicago Park District

Movie in the Park - Dora And The Lost City Of Gold

Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 from 8:15pm to 9:57pm
West Lawn Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Space Jam

Friday, Aug 14, 2020 from 8:15pm to 9:42pm
Dvorak (Anton) Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Sing

Monday, Aug 17, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:48pm
Haas Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Dora And The Lost City Of Gold

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:42pm
Abbott Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Sonic The Hedgehog

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:39pm
Kelly Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Toy Story 4

Thursday, Aug 20, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:40pm
Peterson Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - The Lion King

Friday, Aug 21, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:58pm
Palmer Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Selena

Monday, Aug 24, 2020 from 8:00pm to 10:11pm
McKinley Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:26pm
Senn Playlot Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Sonic The Hedgehog

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:39pm
Lowe Playground Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Harriet

Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 from 8:00pm to 10:05pm
Fuller Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Frozen II

Friday, Aug 28, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:43pm
Olympia Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Aladdin (2019)

Monday, Aug 31, 2020 from 8:00pm to 10:08pm
Mamie-Till Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Just Mercy

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 from 8:00pm to 10:17pm
Mandrake Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Toy Story 4

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:40pm
Schreiber Playground Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Avengers: Endgame

Thursday, Sep 3, 2020 from 8:00pm to 11:01pm
Hamilton Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Penguins

Friday, Sep 4, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:16pm
Piotrowski Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Wonder Park

Monday, Sep 7, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:25pm
Wilson Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Avengers: Endgame

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 from 8:00pm to 11:01pm
Sherwood Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Aladdin (2019)

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020 from 8:00pm to 10:08pm
Altgeld Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Frozen II

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:43pm
Ken-Well Park
Chicago, IL
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Movie in the Park - Toy Story 4

Friday, Sep 11, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:40pm
Veterans Memorial Park
Chicago, IL
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