MAYOR EMANUEL, CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCE ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR FALL PROGRAMMING TO BEGIN AUGUST 3Fall programs run from week of September 14 to week of November 30
On the heels of record breaking summer camp registration, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael P. Kelly today announced that online registration for fall Park District programming begins on Monday, August 3.
“Chicagoans can stay active and engaged in the fall through Park District programs,” said Mayor Emanuel. “From softball league to acting classes to swimming lessons, the Park District has something to meet the interests and needs of all residents, regardless of age, neighborhood or income level.”
Chicagoans can now view fall programs online and create a wish list of preferred programs. Online registration for fall programming, including after-school care, will take place over two days and in two different zones.
Residents can register online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com for programs at parks located west of California beginning Monday, August 3 at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, August 4 at 9 a.m. for parks located east of California Avenue.
“The Chicago Park District is committed to providing quality programs at affordable prices to reach as many Chicagoans as possible,” said Superintendent Kelly. “From toddlers to senior citizens, there’s something for everyone.”
In-person registration begins either Saturday, Aug. 8 or Monday, Aug. 10 depending upon the park. To see when a particular park begins online and in-person registration, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Fall programs run from the week of Sept. 14 to the week of Nov. 30, unless otherwise noted. The Park District works with residents to ensure that programming is affordable regardless of income level.
The Chicago Park District continues to reach record breaking registration numbers with 44,000 enrolled in 2015 summer camp, up 10 percent from last year’s record.
Given the popularity of programs, residents are encouraged to follow the registration tips:
· Set up an account on the new registration system if you haven’t already. The new registration system took effect with spring 2012 registration.
· Add all persons who you plan to register for on your account.
· Check your account login and password before registration begins. If you experience any problems, this will allow time to contact the Chicago Park District for assistance.
· Review your account information and make changes as needed.
· Create a wish list with the programs that you plan to register.
· Review screen shots of the registration process.
View the registration process page for more information.
The Chicago Park District is the 2014 Gold Medal Award winner, recognized for excellence in park and recreation management across the nation. For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 8,300 acres of parkland, more than 585 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 12 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 50 nature areas, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY.