Chicago Park District COVID-19 Response – Playgrounds Closed – Lakefront, Riverwalk and 606 Trail Closed – Other Outdoor Areas & Dog Friendly Areas Open – Critical to practice social distancing

In response to the excessive gatherings of people along Chicago’s Lakefront, Riverwalk and 606 Trail this week, effective immediately, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has issued an executive order closing these spaces to the public until further notice. These measures are designed to protect the health and safety of residents amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For more information on this executive order, please click here .

Please read the following response from the Chicago Park District.  Please note that WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PLAYGROUNDS, all outdoor spaces are open for public use.  Dog Friendly Areas remain open.  ALL PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED.

For everyone’s safety please continue practicing social distancing by keeping 6 foot distances, continue hand washing for 20 seconds and please stay home if you feel ill.