Jumping Jack Program

Each year, the Jumping Jack delights children across Chicago. This inflatable playground, provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is available for free, all summer long.

  • The Jumping Jack is limited to Residential Block Parties within the city limits of Chicago
  • Applicant must reside on the block where the Block Party is taking place
  • Units are available on Saturday and Sundays only, the volume of request are typically highest on Saturdays – please consider a Sunday
  • Request are filled on a first-come-first-served basis
  • If your date is unavailable and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Deanna at deanna@amjse.com
  • At this time, the Jumping Jack Program (scheduled to run from Saturday, May 23 through Sunday, September 6, 2020) is on hold pending further guidance on community gatherings from local public health officials.


Review the program's general rules.