Chicago Park District Presents ‘Night Out in the Parks’

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Who is presenting Night Out in the Parks?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District

What is Night Out in the Parks?
An initiative that will bring more than 750 cultural activities to neighborhood parks this summer, making them safe havens and hubs of activity.

How many parks are participating?
More than 230 parks

What will I see?
World-class programs and activities as Movies in the Parks, theater, dance, music, circus arts, and more by professional artists. Several parks are also hosting block parties.

Is there a cost?
With the exception of Theater on the Lake, most activities are admission free.

What is the goal of the initiative?
The Chicago Park District is creating opportunities to stir interest in parks, engage communities with participation and create life-long park users.

Who are our partners?
Many programs are presented as part of an ongoing collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Chicago Park District. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Cultural Plan. For more information, visit

Many programs are also presented in partnership with local arts presenters.

Where do I get more information?
Visit or call 312-742-PLAY.

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