The Chicago Park District offers an extensive array of programs for all ages this fall. Be active and have fun in the parks!
Registration & Program Dates*
- View Programs:
Monday, August 7
- Online Registration:
Monday 8/14/23 @ 9am for in-person programs at parks located West of California Ave. & for all Virtual Program
Tuesday 8/15/23 @ 9am for in-person programs at parks located East of California Ave
Tuesday 8/15/23 @ noon for gymnastics centers
- In-Person Registration:
Most parks begin in-person registration on Saturday, August 19, the other parks start on Monday, August 21. In-person registration is available if spots still remain after online registration has begun. Check program information to confirm this. Go here to view a list of in-person registration days by park.
- Most Programs Run:
September 5 - December 10
Note: The Park Kids afterschool program begins on Monday, August 21. Aquatics programs begin the week of September 11. No classes Oct. 23-27 & Nov. 20-24, for most programs.
*Programs at McFetridge Sports Center, Morgan Park Sports Center, Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center at Gately Park, and the ComEd Recreation Center at Addams Park follow a different schedule. Go here to view that schedule. Go here to view those programs.
Review the Registration Checklist to see things you can do prior to registering, and during the registration process, to help make online registration the best experience possible.
Fall 2023 Highlights
Whether you are 16 months old or 90 years young, there is a Chicago Park District aquatics program for you. Classes include Parent and Tot Swim; Tiny Tot Swim; Youth, Teen and Adult Learn to Swim; Swim Team; Water Polo; Aquatic Exercise and more.
Ages 6-17 get the First Session of Youth Learn to Swim Programs Free with Coupon Code
Swimming is an important life skill. Learn how to swim at the Chicago Park District. Patrons ages 6-17 can take a 10-session introductory swim class for FREE! Learn more: First Free program
Park Kids After-school Program
Park Kids is an excellent way for kids 6-12 to get out among friends & stay active after school thru a variety of brain play, nature, fitness, sports, and art activities, along with homework time. Financial assistance is available, and fees are reduced for CHA residents.
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View Park Kids Programs
The Chicago Park District’s 10 gymnastic centers offer quality instruction for beginners to advanced competitors year-round, with excellent training facilities and instructors. [CLICK HERE] to view these locations.
View GYMNASTIC CENTER PROGRAMS
Early Childhood (18 months-5 yrs old)
From Arts & ABCs, Ballet and Bitty Basketball, to Dino Diggers, Kiddie College, and Little Artists you will find something special for your little one. For the younger ones, Parent/Guardian & Tot activities are available at many parks.
View Early Childhood Programs
Youth (6-12 yrs old)
Looking to keep your kids active this season, sign them up for a park program! The Chicago Park District strives to connect youth with fun, creative, and engaging programs in a safe environment. Classes include boxing; basketball; dance; woodcraft; cheerleading; a variety of fitness options and so much more.
View Youth Programs
A variety of programs are offered this season for teens, from basketball and cultural offerings to fitness classes and clubs. Register for one (or more) today!
A variety of classes are offered, from cultural activities to fitness and wellness, there is something for all interest types. If you're a fan of the fast-growing sport Pickleball, it's available at parks across the city, both instruction and open court times are available.
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Special Recreation programs are offered for individuals with disabilities. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities, from creating crafts, cooking, and fitness to visiting with friends in our social clubs.
View Special Recreation Programs