Chicago Park District

Wed, 08/17/2011
                This weekend the Mayor’s Office of Special Events will host the 53rd Annual Chicago Air & Water Show at North Avenue Beach.  The show will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 20th & 21st, from 10am to 3pm.  Admission to the show is...
Wed, 06/29/2011
Some of Chicago’s most popular beaches had bacteria levels above amounts considered safe on more than one out of every five days last summer, according to a national report on beach water quality released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The report found that Rainbow Beach, Montrose Beach, 31st Street Beach, South Shore Beach,...
Fri, 06/24/2011
     It has become a rite of passage for a generation of Chicagoans.  I remember the days of my teenaged youth when this time of year meant one thing: an El trip downtown to the Taste of Chicago.  Fireworks on the 3rd of July was a big part of the excitement surrounding the taste as well, but sadly that yearly event...