Smith Park Chicago: Smith Park enjoys the Super Moon with a Bonfire.


Smith Park Chicago:  Members of the community enjoy the Super Moon with a Bonfire at Smith Park. The Chicago Park District, (CPD) in collaboration with Wax Long and the Advisory Council enjoyed a Bonfire under the Super Moon this past Monday. Wax Long invited local residents to share personal tales, found folklore or performances that coincide with the symbolic themes of the full moon while roasting marsh mellows. Travis Bogle, Park Supervisor stated he works with the advisory council on ways to bring […]

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Smith Park Chicago host the Halloween Spooky Skating Party.


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    Smith Park Halloween Spooky Skating Party on Friday, October 28, 2016 The Smith Park Advisory Council in conjunction with the Chicago Park District host several events throughout the year.  One of our favorite events is the Halloween Spooky Skating Party. Thanks to Mr. Travis Bogle, Smith Park Supervisor, and his team who puts on a spooktacular evening of games and fun for the entire community surrounding Smith Park. Smith Park Advisory Council donates 3 prizes for the best Halloween Costume Contest for ages […]

Smith Park Chicago: Meet Smith Park Advisory Council Treasurer Mr. Dave Hunt


Smith Park Chicago: The Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) works on behalf of the community in collaboration with the Chicago Park District. The advisory council is a volunteer group of committed parents and friends of the Chicago Parks who meet on a regular basis to support their local parks. The advisory councils promote ways for the community to better utilize the Chicago Park District’s programs and facilities; provide communication to the residents in the community relating to their parks; increase community awareness […]

Smith Park Chicago: Noah Vega enjoys the Spooky Skating Party


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Smith Park Chicago:  Spooky Skating Party – The Chicago Park District collaborates with many local park advisory councils throughout the City of Chicago to ensure activities are available during the holidays for the children and families to attend, especially halloween.  Once again, the Smith Park Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Chicago Park District hosted the Spooky Skating Party at Smith Park on Friday, October 28, 2016. Smith Park supervisor Mr. Travis Bogle stated he and his team truly enjoy watching the children […]

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Smith Park Chicago: Spooky Skating Party


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Smith Park Chicago:  The Chicago Park District collaborates with many local park advisory councils throughout the City of Chicago to ensure activities are available during the holidays for the children and families, especially halloween.  Once again, the Smith Park Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Chicago Park District hosted the Spooky Skating Party at Smith Park on Friday, October 28, 2016. Smith Park supervisor Mr. Travis Bogle stated he and his team truly enjoy watching the children come to the park and see […]

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Smith Park Chicago: Smith Park Advisory Council 2016 Spooky Skating Party.


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Smith Park Chicago:  The Smith Park Advisory Council in conjunction with the Chicago Park District – Smith Park will host the Spooky Skating Party on Friday, October 28, 2016. Every year, the Chicago Park District works to bring many family events to all its parks throughout the City of Chicago.  This year Smith Park will once again host the Halloween Spooky Skating Party. If you have not visited Smith Park during Halloween you don’t want to miss out on the […]

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Smith Park Chicago: Smith Park Advisory Council Appreciation Day.


Smith Park Chicago: The Smith Park Advisory Council Appreciation Day was held this past Saturday, October 8th at 3 p.m. This event was to thank the community, the volunteers, and the supporters. This was the first time an Advisory Council at Smith Park had ever done this, said Frank Bogatitus, a Chicago Park District Attendant. Frank has been a fixture of Smith Park and has worked for the Chicago Park District for over 20 years, 18 of those years being assigned to  Smith Park. Frank also stated the event […]

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2016 Smith Park Appreciation Day Celebration


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The Smith Park Advisory Council will host an Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 3 p.m. until Sun Set, when we will show our final outdoor Movie in the Park.  The movie ET by Steven Spielberg is one of the 80’s classics.  It fits in with our Band “Dr Feelgood and the 80’s, as well as our DJ Mickey Oliver.  Come on out and enjoy some great music by DJ (Mickey “Mixin” Oliver) and Dr. Feelgood and the 80’s who will play […]

Smith Park Advisory Council meets with Chicago’s Deputy Mayor


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Smith Park Advisory Council Chicago; Smith Park Advisory Council president David Ramos was invited by the Mayor’s office along with many community leaders and stake holders to take part in a discussion with Deputy Mayor Ms. Andrea Zopp to strategize and feedback to share for Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s upcoming speech on Community Investments and Public Safety. Ramos a 23 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and former director of the Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management for Cook County provided […]

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Moon Gazing returns to Smith Park.


The Chicago Astronomer’s visits Smith Park on July 19th 2016.  This is their second year visiting Smith Park, located in the West Town/Ukrainian Community.  The event is sponsored by the Chicago Park District. Travis Bogle, Smith Park Supervisor along with the Smith Park Advisory Council work in collaboration to bring in Moon Gazing to the park over the summer, we have many Astronomer fans and the community members look forward to viewing the Earth’s Moon and Stars at night.  Moon Gazing is one of my favorite activities […]