Monday, April 14, 2014

The Chicago Park District (CPD) recently launched their new user friendly, mobile responsive, informational and e-commerce website.  Clarity Partners designed and developed the new site which promotes CPD parks, programs, partners, and events.  The site includes e-commerce functions which allow patrons to browse a catalog of park programs and to register online using a familiar shopping cart interface.

The redesigned CPD website provides many new useful features.  Users now have search capabilities for all of the Park District’s 580 parks and thousands of facilities through an intuitive map interface as well as the ability to sort results by park name, community area, and zip code.  Chicago residents and families can register for over 20,000 classes and summer camps annually, and can locate events via an interactive calendaring feature.  In keeping with governmental standards of transparency, the CPD website provides online access to all Park District procurement opportunities, contracts, and bid lists.  The site also includes an e-newsletter, streaming audio and video, photo galleries, and banner advertisements of park related programs and events.  The redesigned site supports multiple languages, includes social media sharing tools, and is built using the latest in web technologies, including HTML 5 and responsive design techniques.

About the Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District owns and operates over 7,500 acres of park property.  This includes 570 parks and play lots, over 250 staffed park recreation centers, 6 golf courses, 10 major museums, a stadium, a zoo, and 24 miles of lakefront containing 9 harbors and 31 bathing beaches.  There are approximately 450 buildings in the system, including several schools which are used jointly with the Chicago Board of Education.  CPD offers a wide range of recreational and educational programs featuring both physical and cultural activities.  The Park District is governed by a seven member board of commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Chicago.  For more information on the Chicago Park District visit http://chicagoparkdistrict.com/.