Smith Park West Town Dog Parade


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Smith Park West Town Dog Parade by Elaine Coorens, Chicago Urban Times Keeping kids off the streets and in Chicago’s Parks was the inspiration, says David Ramos, President, Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), for the 1st Annual Smith Park West Town Dog Parade that began in Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice St., and ended in Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave. on July 29. Over a 100 registrants fell into step behind the lead car driven by Officer Chris Schenk, […]

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Smith Park Advisory Council West Town Dog Parade


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Dog Parade Registration Form – 05.17.2017 Please click on the link above for registration form.     Smith Park Advisory Council West Town Dog Parade, to show case our Chicago Park District in the Central Region, the Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) along with 1st Alderman Joe Moreno, 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins, 26th Ward Roberto Maldonado, and 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr., the West Town Chamber of Commerce, PAWS, Anti Cruelty will hold the 1st Annual Smith Park West Town […]

West Town Dog Parade.


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West Town Dog Parade, the Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC), in conjunction with the West Town Chamber of Commerce, Aldermen Proco “Joe” Moreno 1st Ward, Brian Hopkins 2nd Ward, Roberto Maldonado 26th Ward and Walter Burnett, Jr. 27th Ward, City Clerk Anna Valencia and the Chicago Animal Care & Control will host the 1st Annual West Town Dog Parade on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The parade line up will be at 1800 W. Rice Street, in front of Commercial Park. […]

Smith Park Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony.


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The Smith Park Advisory Council and the Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance in conjunction with the American Legion Post – Paul Revere 623 will hold the Annual Gathering and Wreath Ceremony at the Park. Every year, members of the community come together to honor the soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for America’s Freedom. The Annual Wreath Laying will be conducted at the World War II Army Tank at the Park, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. We are asking for everyone’s support by coming out to the park on Monday, May 20, 2017 at […]

Smith Park host the Easter Egg Hunt.


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Smith Park welcomes the Easter Egg Hunt to the park.     The Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) once again sponsored this year’s Easter Egg Hunt at the park. Many families from the West Town/Ukrainian Community come out every year with their children and family to enjoy the traditional Easter Egg Hunt at Smith. This year, the weather was beautiful and the sun was shinning on the park, said Frank Bogatitus, Chicago Park District attendant.  SPAC who is the financial arm, also […]

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Smith Park recieves new ADA Doors.


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The Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) would like to thank the Chicago Park District for installing the new ADA accessible doors for people in wheel chairs and disabilities. SPAC has been at the forefront to ensure that Smith Park services everyone in the community. SPAC president David R. Ramos stated, “Smith Park’s doors are wide open, literally”.  Mr. Ramos and the advisory council have been lobbying the Chicago Park District to install much needed ADA doors to allow people with wheel chairs […]

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park.


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Welcome to Spring 2017!  The Smith Park Advisory Council (SPAC) and the Chicago Park District will host the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park on Saturday, April 15, 2017. This awesome event has been sponsored by SPAC for the past 4 years and it is a wonderful opportunity to gather our families from the West Town/Ukrainian Village and enjoy Smith Park. We welcome everyone to come out and attend this kick-off to Spring and respectfully request that our families register by Wednesday, April 12th to […]

Smith Park 2017 Baseball Registration.


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Smith Park baseball season is here!  The Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) in conjunction with the Chicago Park District, has now opened the 2017 Baseball Registration program to the general public. Smith Park, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60612, in the West Town/Ukrainian Community, will once again hold the summer baseball program.  We are looking for new and returning athlete’s to be part of this great summer tradition. We welcome boys & girls between the ages of 4 to 15 […]

Smith Park gets a surprise donation from Chicago Northside Toyota.


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This week, the Smith Park Advisory Council received a surprise donations from Chicago Northside Toyota. Robert “Bob” Lochercio, president/owner of Chicago’s Northside Toyota & Scion donated several auto show tickets to Smith Park. David R. Ramos, president of the park’s advisory council stated Bob Lochorcio has been a great friend and a supporter of the Chicago Park District’s. Bob called me and stated he had extra tickets for this year’s auto show at Chicago’s McCormick Place and he wanted to donate […]

Chicago Park District staff honored.


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Chicago Park District staff honored: The Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) which is made up of community residents throughout the City of Chicago work collaboratively with the Chicago Park District staff to bring in new programs and raise funds for the park. Smith Park staff were honored with an appreciation award presented by the advisory council. SPAC voted unanimously to honor the Park District staff at Smith Park.  This year, the entire Smith Park staff with presented with a appreciation award.  David […]

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