PIANOS IN THE PARKS

Pianos in the Parks offers everyone the opportunity to play a piano outdoors this summer.

Seven pianos will be placed in parks across the city on June 21st as part of Make Music Chicago—the day-long, citywide, DIY celebration of the musician in us all—and are available for anyone to play until August 1st.

If you’ve never played before but want to try it out you can stop by for a free introductory lesson during one of the scheduled times. Or if you have some experience already, feel free to sit down and tickle the ivories any time during each park’s opening hours.

Pianos in the Parks is presented in partnership with the Chicago Park District as part of their Night Out in the Parks program. We would also like to thank Alden’s Piano Company for their generous in-kind support.

2020 locations will be announced in the spring.

PAST PARK PARTICIPANTS

 

2019

ATHLETIC FIELD PARK

BESSEMER PARK

BUTTERCUP PARK

CHICAGO’S WOMEN’S PARK & GARDEN

JACKSON PARK

LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY

MCKINLEY PARK

MEYERING PARK

RIDGE PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

 

2018

BUTTERCUP PARK

JACKSON PARK

MCKINLEY PARK

MOZART PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2017

BUTTERCUP PARK

CALUMET PARK

HAMILTON PARK

KELVYN PARK

LOYOLA PARK

MCKINLEY PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2016

CALUMET PARK

GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY

HAMILTON PARK

INDIAN BOUNDARY PARK

LOYOLA PARK

MOZART PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

2015

63rd STREET BEACH PARK

BERGER PARK

ECKHART PARK

PIOTROWSKI PARK

SENECA PARK

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

Have some experience already? Check out our play-alongs!