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If you are looking for more information about the City of Evanston's Parks and Recreation Department, please visit www.cityofevanston.org/recreation

12/08/2023

Dancing to Disco at Levy for Holiday Grooves and Disco Moves from 5pm-7pm. Come out for a free good time!!

Explore winter wonders at Nature Play Date! You and your child will explore the winter-scape through games,crafts, stori...
12/08/2023

Explore winter wonders at Nature Play Date! You and your child will explore the winter-scape through games,crafts, stories and outdoor play. This free-style play date allows your child to discover which activities they like best and go at their own pace. Come late or leave early. To register, call the Ecology Center at (847) 448-8256 or register online: https://bit.ly/3Rye8Bx

Make your own candles to add light to you and your loved ones’ homes this winter and holiday season! The Ecology Center ...
12/05/2023

Make your own candles to add light to you and your loved ones’ homes this winter and holiday season! The Ecology Center will be offering two classes this Saturday, as we will explore the process of candle making and take home our creations. To register, please call the Ecology Center at (847) 448-8256 or register online here: https://bit.ly/3uIkR34

Last call for Flapjacks! The first annual Flapjacks and Flannels event is coming quickly, this Sunday, December 10. Wear...
12/04/2023

Last call for Flapjacks! The first annual Flapjacks and Flannels event is coming quickly, this Sunday, December 10. Wear your coziest of flannels, eat a big stack of pancakes, take some selfies, and make winter crafts.

Register today to save your spot, spaces are limited! cityofevanston.org/register

Thank you to our event sponsors: First Northern Credit Union, Healthy Kids Running Series, Evanston Parks Foundation, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority - Omega Pi Zeta Chapter.

Write a letter to Santa and await his reply! Santa has asked Evanston Parks and Recreation to help him collect letters f...
12/03/2023

Write a letter to Santa and await his reply! Santa has asked Evanston Parks and Recreation to help him collect letters from children in the community. Drop it off in Santa's red mailbox at the Chandler-Newberger Community Center by December 15. 📬🎅

12/01/2023

Gerald McClendon "Soulkeeper" and his band are rocking out at Jamming Jean Concert at Levy Senior Center tonight. Free concert until 7pm.

Join us for gingerbread house making at the Chandler-Newberger Center on Saturday, December 16 or get a take-home kit!
12/01/2023

Join us for gingerbread house making at the Chandler-Newberger Center on Saturday, December 16 or get a take-home kit!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Evanston Parks and Recreation Department!
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from the Evanston Parks and Recreation Department!

Join us for a morning of tasty flapjacks, jolly selfies with Santa, and artsy creations galore, all included in your reg...
11/20/2023

Join us for a morning of tasty flapjacks, jolly selfies with Santa, and artsy creations galore, all included in your registration. Listen to festive music thanks to the Music Conservatory of Illinois while wearing your favorite flannel! Register today before the holidays sweep you away. Spaces are limited!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors, First Northern Credit Union, Healthy Kids Running Series, and the Evanston Parks Foundation.

11/16/2023
After the fall harvest, it is time to preserve foods from our gardens for the winter season! Learn about the science and...
11/15/2023

After the fall harvest, it is time to preserve foods from our gardens for the winter season! Learn about the science and art of fermenting and pickling vegetables and test out techniques to take home. To register, please call the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256 or register online here: https://bit.ly/3G5o272

Help ensure every Evanston family can celebrate this holiday season. Through Friday, December 8, we're collecting new, u...
11/15/2023

Help ensure every Evanston family can celebrate this holiday season. Through Friday, December 8, we're collecting new, unwrapped toys in addition to staple food items for holiday meals, including stuffing, green beans, yams, mac and cheese, corn, and cornbread mix. We're also collecting new and gently used children's books. Please drop your donation items off at the following locations.

Item drop-off locations:
Autobarn, 1015 Chicago Ave.
Booked, 506 Main St.
Briteco, 805 Greenwood St.
Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St.
Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
Evanston Community Bank, 1740 Sherman Ave.
Evanston Made Holiday Market, 832 Dempster St.
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Fire Station 3, 1105 Central St.
Fire Station 5, 2830 Central St.
First Northern Credit Union, 1705 Sherman Ave.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave.
Jewel-Osco, 2485 W. Howard St.
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Police Station, 1454 Elmwood Ave.
Robert Crown Center, 1801 Main St.
Target, 2209 W. Howard St.
The Merion, 1611 Chicago Ave.
Valli Produce, 1910 Dempster St.

Register to Receive Food and Toys
Families who wish to participate in the Mayor's Holiday Food, Book & Toy Drive to receive toys and/or food items must register by calling 847-448-4311 (or dial 311 in Evanston) between Monday, November 20 and Friday, December 8.

We're gearing up for the holiday season. Join us for this NEW winter program. Space is limited, register today! https://...
11/07/2023

We're gearing up for the holiday season. Join us for this NEW winter program. Space is limited, register today! https://bit.ly/flapjacks23

Celebrate Dia de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead) at the Levy Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This e...
11/03/2023

Celebrate Dia de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead) at the Levy Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event features a performance from the Mariachi Sirenas, Chicago's very own all-women mariachi group with charismatic personalities and a love for la música regional mexicana. We will also have several art stations. Admission is free. Thank you to our event sponsor, First Northern Credit Union for their support.

We hope everyone had a great Halloween! Once the Halloween treats have been gobbled up, you can help save those empty ca...
11/01/2023

We hope everyone had a great Halloween! Once the Halloween treats have been gobbled up, you can help save those empty candy wrappers from the landfill by recycling them at a local Trash or Treasure™ box. The Evanston Ecology Center has the box available for recycling from November 1st through November 22nd. Learn more about the program here: https://bit.ly/3zxMtY2

We had fun at the Trunk-or-Treat event today. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Happy Halloween! 👻🎃
10/27/2023

We had fun at the Trunk-or-Treat event today. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Happy Halloween! 👻🎃

10/25/2023
Celebrate Halloween at Bug-A-Boo this Saturday, October 28 at the Ecology Center! Meet "animals" (costumed characters) a...
10/25/2023

Celebrate Halloween at Bug-A-Boo this Saturday, October 28 at the Ecology Center! Meet "animals" (costumed characters) along the nature trail, enjoy s'mores around the campfire, play Halloween-themed games, and make crafts as you go on an adventure through the Ladd Aboretum! You can enroll online or by calling the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256.

Celebrate Dia de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead) at the Levy Center on Sunday, November 5 from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.! This even...
10/24/2023

Celebrate Dia de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead) at the Levy Center on Sunday, November 5 from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M.! This event features a performance from the Mariachi Sirenas and several art stations. Admission is free. Thank you to our event sponsors, First Northern Credit Union for their support!

10/19/2023

Everyday Art projects from Noyes Cultural Arts Center our monthly live broadcast of projects you can do with simple household items is up now

Due to wet ground conditions, tonight's First Friday event at Mason Park has been canceled. We apologize for the inconve...
10/06/2023

Due to wet ground conditions, tonight's First Friday event at Mason Park has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The 8th Annual Zombie Scramble event is back! The event is a 2-mile course where participants attempt to outwit and outr...
10/04/2023

The 8th Annual Zombie Scramble event is back! The event is a 2-mile course where participants attempt to outwit and outrun “zombies.” Your goal? Finish the course with all your “lives” intact! Movie, s'mores, games, and face painting will be provided. Premier food vendors, Serna's Grill and Firehouse Grill, will be onsite to provide food and beer options for purchase. Register here: https://bit.ly/zombieafterdark

TONIGHT! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. 🎬
10/03/2023

TONIGHT! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. 🎬

Thanks to the nice weather, the fall adult and youth tennis classes have been extended! Classes will begin on Saturday, ...
10/03/2023

Thanks to the nice weather, the fall adult and youth tennis classes have been extended! Classes will begin on Saturday, October 14 at Lovelace Park. Registration is available by calling 847-448-8252 or online: https://bit.ly/3LHuNza

Join us for a scary good time at this year’s "Zombie Scramble" on October 21! Brave the 2-mile course through Ladd Arbor...
10/02/2023

Join us for a scary good time at this year’s "Zombie Scramble" on October 21! Brave the 2-mile course through Ladd Arboretum, Butler Park, and Twiggs Park while avoiding zombies. Can you finish with all of your “lives” intact? Register by October 6 at cityofevanston.org/zombiescramble. Don't miss this scream-worthy event! .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tbp4qO5gfE

Register today! cityofevanston.org/register

Get your dancing shoes ready to shine on the dance floor. Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center is hosting the Family Snea...
09/29/2023

Get your dancing shoes ready to shine on the dance floor. Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center is hosting the Family Sneaker Ball on October 15. Register today! Registration information and sign up here: https://bit.ly/3ZGW1vS. Dinner, dance, and fun are included in the registration.

That's All Folks! We have two movies left of the 2023 Starlight Concert and Movie Series. But do not worry, we're coming...
09/28/2023

That's All Folks! We have two movies left of the 2023 Starlight Concert and Movie Series. But do not worry, we're coming back! We're looking for your movie title suggestions, please fill out the survey http://bit.ly/starlightmovies2024 and enter your favorite movie titles.

On Saturday, September 30 at Lovelace Park (Soccer Fields) we are showing Fast X and our last movie of the year will be Minions Rise of Gru on Saturday, October 7 at Ingraham Park (Civic Center). The movies will both begin at 7 P.M.

Thank you to our sponsors First Northern Credit Union and to La Cocinita for providing delicious food!

Come celebrate the joys of the fall season and community agriculture at Eggleston Park during the Ecology Center's first...
09/26/2023

Come celebrate the joys of the fall season and community agriculture at Eggleston Park during the Ecology Center's first annual fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy a free pumpkin patch, fall-themed games, a scarecrow-making contest, fall crafts, live music, and more! Then go on tours of the Farmette, bee apiary, and Food Forest. All activities are free. Call the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256 for more information.

Looking for some fun Halloween activities? Join us at Chandler-Newberger for pumpkin painting and pumpkin carving! Regis...
09/22/2023

Looking for some fun Halloween activities? Join us at Chandler-Newberger for pumpkin painting and pumpkin carving! Registration is available online or by calling 847-448-8252.

The Evanston Ecology Center has a new nature play program for children ages 1-5! The Forest School model makes every day...
09/22/2023

The Evanston Ecology Center has a new nature play program for children ages 1-5! The Forest School model makes every day an adventure, as children and caregivers will learn outdoors in all types of weather through nature play-based activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To enroll, call the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256 or register online: https://bit.ly/3RxM7KP

09/21/2023

Every day Art Ideas!

Attention all movie lovers! Help us decide what movies to show in 2024. Scan the QR code or follow this link to fill out...
09/21/2023

Attention all movie lovers! Help us decide what movies to show in 2024. Scan the QR code or follow this link to fill out the form: http://bit.ly/starlightmovies2024

🌳 Great News!🌲
09/21/2023

🌳 Great News!🌲

Great news! The City has received an $802,500 Urban and Community Forestry Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, which will help support a comprehensive project to improve the health and sustainability of the urban forest in our channel-side parks.

We're committed to investing in the health of our urban forest and engaging the community in these efforts through tree plantings, giveaways, and outreach materials. This grant provides a significant boost to these initiatives. bit.ly/45ZHSfB

Scarecrows and Pumpkin Patch and Apple Cider. OH MY! The Evanston Ecology Center is hosting the First Annual Harvest Fes...
09/21/2023

Scarecrows and Pumpkin Patch and Apple Cider. OH MY! The Evanston Ecology Center is hosting the First Annual Harvest Fest at Eggleston Park on September 30 from 12- 4 P.M. The Scarecrow-making contest is sure to be a hit! To join the contest, please bring an outfit for your scarecrow to wear. Stakes and straw will be provided.

LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRDS! Zombie Scramble Early Bird Registration Pricing will end on Friday, September 22 at 5 P.M. Af...
09/20/2023

LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRDS! Zombie Scramble Early Bird Registration Pricing will end on Friday, September 22 at 5 P.M. After 5 P.M on September 22, and before 5 P.M. on October 6, standard Zombie Scramble registration fees are $30 R / $39 NR. To register, visit cityofevanston.org/register

Need an activity during school day offs? Join us at Chandler-Newberger for one of our school day off camps! Registration...
09/20/2023

Need an activity during school day offs? Join us at Chandler-Newberger for one of our school day off camps! Registration is available by calling 847-448-8252 or online: bit.ly/3PlK8GR

This is the first week of the fall Saplings & Oaks season! Are you looking for a fun, outdoor nature class for your 2-4 ...
09/19/2023

This is the first week of the fall Saplings & Oaks season! Are you looking for a fun, outdoor nature class for your 2-4 year old? Join this 8-week class where children and caregivers learn about the natural world together, while exploring Lighthouse Beach habitats. For more information or to enroll in this program, please call the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256 or register online: https://bit.ly/3t7tUcI

Join the Ecology Center tonight for a Community Campfire from 6:30-8 P.M! Spend your evenings this fall season building ...
09/15/2023

Join the Ecology Center tonight for a Community Campfire from 6:30-8 P.M! Spend your evenings this fall season building community with friends, family, and neighbors around a cozy campfire that will move from park to park! To register for this free program, please call the Ecology Center at 847-448-8256 or register online: https://bit.ly/450A0cw

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Evanston, IL
60201

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+18474488237

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