An Easy Way to Access Free Family Events

May 15, 2017

Summer is almost here!  It’s a time when you can finally  get outside and enjoy free fun with your family in Chicago’s many parks. And you can make your life easier and make sure you don’t miss out on any events with the My Chi Parks app. This free phone app connects you to the full schedule of all 1,000 year-round events at over 200 Chicago area parks.

With this app, you can find free concerts, plays, family nights, and a lot more. You can search for events nearby, and also search by date, park, event title, or event type.  “The full summer line up of free movies in the parks is included in the app,” the Parks Department says, “so find a movie near you, or search by title, or date. Whichever way you do it, just do it, so you make it to one (or more) movies in the parks this summer.”

The My Chi Parks app is available now as a free download in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store and has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

“Downloading the app will also earn you 1000 reward points, which is part of the Park District’s lesser-known loyalty program that rewards you for visiting Chicago parks,” the website reports. “By attending events and interacting with the Park District’s social media pages, you can earn points towards things like Lollapalooza tickets, signed Blackhawks gear, and more. The program, launched in 2013, was the the first of its kind for any city in the U.S.”