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Supply, Arts, and Craft Donations Wanted!

With park demand and limited funds, the staff at Women's Park is always looking for supplies, some gently used.
You can find a printable list here:
 http://chicagowomenspark.com/donationlist.php


FALL 2017 REGISTRATION at Women's Park BEGINS AUGUST 8th 

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to
your wish list.  R
egistration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens



Summer Camp Registration Begins April 25th

Get ready for another fun summer in the parks!  Keep your kids active, engaged, safe and happy this summer, all for a reasonable cost. This year we're celebrating heroes throughout our traditional 6-week day camp, which runs June 26-August 4, 2017.

View camps and other summer programs on April 10.

Online registration begins April 25 (see more information on dates below).
Be prepared for registration day - review the registration check list.

We look forward to another exciting summer with our 40,000 campers!




SPRING 2017 PROGRAM SIGN-UPS BEGIN TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28th at 9:00 AM

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, February 13.  Registration dates for our park are:

 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information at 
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens
 


 


Winter 2017 Program Registration Dates - December 6th, 2016

Registration for most winter programs begins Monday, December 5 & Tuesday, December 6.


2016-2017  Winter Online Registration
–  Parks located east of California Avenue (2800 W.) will begin registration on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9am.

In-person registration begins Saturday, December 10, 2016 at most parks.

 

To check when a particular park is beginning online and in-person registration see the link for all parks:

http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens/

https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search



 

































































































































































































Women's Park Scholastic Book Fair November 14th to the 16th - daily 10am - 7pm 


Back by Popular Demand! Books for Adults and Kids. Come Get your winter books at a discount, while helping raise funds
for the park.  The in-person Scholastic Book Fair & Fun event, presented by the Women's Park & Gardens Parent Committee,
runs daily from November 14th to the 16th, 10:00am - 7:00pm each day in the lobby at Women's Park Field House with a
scheduled 'Fun Event' party on Tueday, November 15th. 

You can also shop on the 'On-Line Fair' from November 9th to the 22nd. Simply go to:
 
http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=chicagowomensparkgardensps1&appesp=CPT/ib/20120101///txtl/FairFindertoHomepage


Allow 5 business days for delivery after November 22nd. Orders will be delivered to the park and distributed from there.
Estimated delivery is the week of Thanksgiving.   Proceeds go to providing supplies and items for the kids educational programs at the park. 


Women's Park & Parent Committee Holiday Cookie Dough Fundraiser -
Order before November 18th

Pick up order form at Women's Park Field House or See Full Details & Order on-line at 
http://chicagowomenspark.com/donations.php



Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance Awarded 2017 Friends of The Park
'Community Group VIP Award'

  

The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance has been awarded a Friends of the Parks '2016 Community Group VIP Award' in service
to the area parks including the Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council.

It all started somewhere. Beginning in 2006, seeking to rescue the building at 18th & Indiana from becoming a night club,
The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance (PDNA) spearheaded a community effort to keep the the building as a community asset,
and to establish it as a the first South Loop Park District field house.

The PDNA then turned its efforts to ensure it became the best community asset in the South Loop, by supporting Women's Park Advisory
Council activities, fundraising, outreach, and creation of many park & community events for the last 9 years.

This award is a culmination of many hours & volunteers from many in the community, the PDNA volunteers, 
Chicago Women's Park and Gardens Advisory Council members, South Loop Parent Committee at Women's Park, Chicago Park District,
former Alderman Bob Fioretti and staff, and with continued support from current Alderman Pat Dowell, organizational support from Friends of the Parks,
with partnership from Park District Area Manager Jacqualynn Payne, Center Director Sarah Unz, her team.

Of course we can't forget the support of our old friend, Jorge Armando, owner of former Café Society who lent a helping hand.

Here is an article from the beginning in 2007 when we learned of the fate of the new proposed Field House:
http://pdnachicago.com/media%20articles/Museum%20and%20Community%20Center/Journal3.pdf


Save The Date - Women's Park & Gardens Winter 2017 Events 

January 19th, 2017 - Popcorn Party - 11:30AM - 6:00PM - Free Event
Event Information at: Women's Park Popcorn Party  





February 3rd, 2017 - Fire & Ice Festival - 5:30PM  - 7:30PM - Free Event
Event Information at:  Chicago Park District Fire & Ice Event 





Save The Date - Women's Park & Gardens Apple Fest 

Saturday, September 17th - 10:00AM - 2:00PM 

The Chicago Park District Presents th 2016 version of Apple Fest - Come celebrate all things apple! Make your own
applesauce, cheer on a worm at the worm race, learn about the Women's Park and Gardens apple trees, make
apple art, find out your favorite type of apple, and much more!

All Ages - $5 fee - Pay at door or register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/chicagoparkdistrict/Activity_Search/185292




FALL 2016 Programs are Here - Class Status as of September 12th 

 

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links
below to view a program and save it to your wish list. Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

 







More Details & Sign-up at 
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens

                 

Name

Number

Type

Category

Ages

Gender

Dates

Fee

OPENINGS as of 8/24/2016

Acting at Chicago Women's

184772

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Theater

At least 6 but less than 13

Coed

From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016

$36.00

Full-Wait List

Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm

Archery at Chicago Women's

184773

Instruction

Sports - Archery

At least 8 but less than 13

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$35.00

Full-Wait List

Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm

Ballet - Beginner at Chicago Women's

165082

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm

Ballet - Beginner at Chicago Women's

165083

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Tuesday from 10:45am to 11:30am

Ballet - Beginner at Chicago Women's

165085

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm

Ballet - Beginner at Chicago Women's

184732

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$52.00

3 Openings

Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am

Ballet - Beginner at Chicago Women's

165084

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Saturday from 10am to 10:45am

Ballet Conditioning at Chicago Women's

165113

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

18 and up

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$32.00

12 Openings

Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm

Bitty Basketball at Chicago Women's

184760

Instruction

Sports - Basketball

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

2 Openings

Each Monday from 3pm to 3:45pm

Bitty Basketball at Chicago Women's

165397

Instruction

Sports - Basketball

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm

Bitty Basketball at Chicago Women's

184734

Instruction

Sports - Basketball

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016

$52.00

4 Openings

Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am

Bitty Basketball at Chicago Women's

165398

Instruction

Sports - Basketball

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016

$52.00

3 Openings

Each Friday from 3pm to 3:45pm

Bitty Basketball at Chicago Women's

165399

Instruction

Sports - Basketball

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016

$52.00

1 Openings

Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm

Bridge Club at Chicago Women's

184736

Open

Special Interest - Clubs

18 and up

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

 

15 Openings

Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm

Bridge Club at Chicago Women's

165498

Open

Special Interest - Clubs

18 and up

Coed

From August 26, 2016 to November 25, 2016

$12.00

6 Openings

Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm

Children's Theater at Chicago Women's

165587

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Theater

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Dance - Hip Hop at Chicago Women's

165692

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am

Dance - Hip Hop at Chicago Women's

165693

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

2 Openings

Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm

Dance - Hip Hop at Chicago Women's

184738

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 6 but less than 13

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$36.00

10 Openings

Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm

Dance - Hip Hop at Chicago Women's

184741

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am

Dance - Tap at Chicago Women's

184742

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$52.00

9 Openings

Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am

Dance - Tap at Chicago Women's

184745

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$52.00

4 Openings

Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm

Dance - Tap at Chicago Women's

184746

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 4 but less than 9

Coed

From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016

$52.00

1 Openings

Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm

Dino Diggers at Chicago Women's

165756

Instruction

Early Childhood - Recreation

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$52.00

1 Openings

Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:45pm

Fitness Boot Camp at Chicago Women's

165897

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

18 and up

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$18.00

Full-Wait List

Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Fitness Boot Camp at Chicago Women's

165898

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

18 and up

Coed

From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016

$18.00

Full-Wait List

Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm

Floor Hockey at Chicago Women's

165965

Instruction

Sports - Floor Hockey

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

3 Openings

Each Monday from 10:30am to 11:15am

Floor Hockey at Chicago Women's

166959

Instruction

Sports - Floor Hockey

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

3 Openings

Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm

Improvisation at Chicago Women's

184783

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Theater

At least 6 but less than 13

Coed

From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016

$36.00

12 Openings

Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Improvisation at Chicago Women's

165588

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Theater

At least 4 but less than 9

Coed

From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm

Kickboxing at Chicago Women's

166601

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

18 and up

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$18.00

1 Openings

Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm

Kickboxing at Chicago Women's

166602

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

18 and up

Coed

From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016

$18.00

Full-Wait List

Each Thursday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Kiddie College - Fall at Chgo Women's

166623

Instruction

Early Childhood - Recreation

At least 3 but less than 5

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$228.00

2 Openings

Each Monday from 8:30am to 10:30am

Each Wednesday from 8:30am to 10:30am

Each Friday from 8:30am to 10:30am

Kiddie College - Fall at Chgo Women's

166624

Instruction

Early Childhood - Recreation

At least 4 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$344.00

8 Openings

Each Monday from 11am to 2pm

Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm

Each Friday from 11am to 2pm

Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Chgo Women's

166641

Activity_Package

Early Childhood - Recreation

At least 3 but less than 5

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017

$684.00

9 Openings

Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spr at Chgo Women's

166642

Activity_Package

Early Childhood - Recreation

At least 4 but less than 6

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017

$1,032

11 Openings

KidzEnergy at Chicago Women's

166693

Instruction

Wellness - Yoga

At least 3 but less than 5

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$11.00

5 Openings

Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm

Little Artists at Chicago Women's

166923

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Decorative Arts

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016

$52.00

5 Openings

Each Thursday from 2pm to 2:45pm

Little Artists at Chicago Women's

166924

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Decorative Arts

At least 2 but less than 4

Coed

From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm

Mighty Fit Kids at Chicago Women's

166975

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

At least 3 but less than 5

Coed

From September 26, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

7 Openings

Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:15pm

Mighty Munchkins at Chicago Women's

166976

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

At least 2 but less than 5

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$11.00

Full-Wait List

Each Monday from 2pm to 2:45pm

Mighty Munchkins at Chicago Women's

185312

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

At least 3 but less than 6

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$11.00

1 Opening

Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm

Mom and Baby Fitness at Chicago Women's

166989

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

Less than 11m

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 28, 2016

$18.00

5 Openings

Each Monday from 11:15am to Noon

Mom, Pop & Tot Boot Camp at Chicago Women's

166992

Instruction

Wellness - Fitness

At least 2 but less than 5

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$14.00

5 Openings

Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon

Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Chicago Women's

166998

Instruction

Wellness - Yoga

At least 3 but less than 5

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$14.00

6 Openings

Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm

Mommy and Me Ballet at Chicago Women's

167017

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 1 but less than 4

Coed

From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Monday from 11:30am to 12:15pm

Mommy and Me Ballet at Chicago Women's

167018

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 1 but less than 4

Coed

From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:30am

Mommy and Me Ballet at Chicago Women's

167019

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 1 but less than 4

Coed

From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm

Mommy and Me Ballet at Chicago Women's

167020

Instruction

Culture and Arts - Dance

At least 1 but less than 4

Coed

From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016

$52.00

Full-Wait List

Each Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:30am