Spring 2020 Edition - Art in the Park Teaser, Parks and Programs Shut Down

posted Jun 11, 2020, 8:42 PM by UPAC UPAC
We're planning something exciting for Art in the Park 2020 - Stay tuned!
We're planning something exciting for Art in the Park 2020 - Stay tuned, and let us know if you want to help out!

What Should the Parks Do for the Summer?

The wheels are turning for how Chicago is going to reopen and that includes our lakefront and other parks. As the Park District plans how to best serve Chicago this summer, they are asking for your thoughts on a variety of possible programming options. Please take the time to share your thoughts and preferences by completing this Summer Programming Survey. The survey will be available through Friday, May 22nd.

Also, the Friends of the Parks, who work to bring great parks for everyone, wants to know how they can best engage with you so that they can represent your interests better, so please let them know through this survey

We need your help to keep Chicago safe!

Unity's playgroud is closed!
We remind you that the Governor’s Stay at Home order is in effect until at least April 30, 2020. This is essential to flatten the infection curve. Additionally, all playgrounds in Chicago's parks are closed, and some parks (such as the Bloomingdale/606 Trail and Lakefront Path) are closed too.

While other parks can be used, you must follow safe-distancing and mask guidelines. No congregating nor contact sports. While parks are a great asset and respite to many Chicagoans, parks should only be used for activities like quick bike rides, walks and jogs. We suggest keeping it to 15 minutes. As Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot have reminded all residents – aside from necessary personnel, people should stay home and only go out for essential visits like doctor appointments and grocery shopping.

We need your help to keep Chicago safe. Please follow the directions above. Playground surfaces can harbor the COVID-19 virus; and they are not being disinfected continuously. While it appear to be a nice day to play there, you are setting up yourself and your children for an infection if you play there.

Some useful links

The Easter Egg Hunt and Earth Day are Canceled!

Our events and in-person meetings are canceled until further notice.

Please interact with us and other park users on our Facebook page.

Easter Egg Hunt is canceled! Unity's Earth Day is canceled; may be rescheduled!
UPAC's April meeting is canceled!