Fall 2007

Parks & Facilities

Come Out & Play!

Discover the pleasures of Chicago Park District treasures! The Chicago Park District manages over 220 stunning facilities throughout the city – most can play host to your next event. For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 7300 acres of parkland, 552 parks, 33 beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please continue on through the event section.

Please select from the following links to visit featured destinations

Buckingham Fountain
The popular landmark and tourist attraction is turned on signaling summer. Visitors can enjoy a dazzling music, light and water show, which runs from dusk to 11 pm; every hour on the hour and lasts for 20 minutes. Operates spring through early fall. Click the title above to learn lots of interesting facts about this grand fountain.
Buckingham Fountain

Green Deed Dedication Program
Do you know someone extraordinary whom you would like to honor? Are you planning a special event which you would like to memorialize? The Green Deed Tree Dedication Program allows you to have a tree planted to acknowledge people or events special to you. To find out more, please download this Adobe Acrobat Description and Form.

Indoor Pools
Please see further information about our indoor pools facilities.
Pools

Nature in the City
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 Chicago Park District offers opportunities to explore nature in the city.
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