Chicago Park District Financial Assistance Program

Posted: 5/17/2012

The Chicago Park District has limited funds available to provide financial assistance for families who wish to enroll in the summer day
camp program.
Financial assistance is only available to City of Chicago residents.
Applicants must provide proof of entitlement for the reduced or free lunch program from the patron's school. Applicants who do not
participate in the school lunch program can prove eligibility by providing income verification (i.e., 2012 recent pay stubs for last 30 days, AFDC / TANF case #, a copy of a recent IRS 1040 form, etc.). Information submitted is confidential.
Applicants must bring copies of the required documents to their desired park until June 11 during normal park hours.
Eligibility for financial assistance does not guarantee a slot for day camp and cannot be used in conjunction with any other reduced/voucher programs. Please contact the park to confirm inperson registration day and time.
Applicants that do not qualify for financial assistance may inquire about the payment plan option at their local park.
Processing dates: May 17 -  June 11, 2012
Locations: All staffed park sites
Hours: Vary per location; contact your local park
For more information about your Chicago Park District, visit or call (312) 742-PLAY(7529) or (312) 747-2001