Teenagers enjoy activities at Chicago public park | Francia Garcia Hernandez

Visitors and park users of five public parks on Chicago’s West Side will find games and fitness activities pop ups on select days and times through Aug. 4. These activities are brought into the parks by the Chicago Park District’s Rollin’ Rec van. The van visits selected parks for an hour at the same time and day of the week to bring sports, fitness activities and games to families at the parks. Activities are offered for free and do not require pre-registration.  

“Our mobile recreation and art programs, Rollin’ Rec and ArtSeed, respectively, allow us to bring exciting activities to every corner of the communities we serve,” Rosa Escareño, general superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District, said in a press release.  

West Side locations include four parks in and near the North Lawndale area and one park in West Garfield Park. These are five of more than 40 parks participating in this summer program, which last year served more than 3,000 participants, according to the Chicago Park District.  

The Rollin’ Rec van will visit the parks according to the following schedule, also available at the Chicago Park District’s website.  

  • Claremont Park, 2334 W. Flournoy St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.  
  • Magnolia Playlot Park, 3224 W. Flournoy St., daily on weekdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  
  • Park #534, 1300 S. St. Louis Ave., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Franklin Park, 4320 W. 15th St., daily on weekdays from 2 to 3 p.m.