Smith Park Chicago: Spooky Skating Party


Smith Park Spooky Skating PartySmith 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 the gym transformed into a roller skating rink with black lights, strobes, and neon bright designs.  Bogle also stated, the Parents visit Smith Park from all over the City.  Some go on to the Chicago Park District Chi-Application to see what parks are hosting special events on Halloween.  Many families enjoy Smith Park for its family atmosphere, ceramic house, the outdoor swimming pool, baseball diamonds, and the tennis courts.  Smith Park has been hosting the Spooky Skating Party for several years and it seems to be getting bigger and better, said Bogle.

David Ramos, president of Smith Park Advisory Council stated he works closely with the Chicago Park District and his park supervisor, Mr. Travis Bogle to ensure Smith Park has the funding available to support its many programs.  Halloween is one of our biggest fall activities, families enjoy the music and enjoy watching their children, roller blade, roller skate, or ride their scooters around the gym.  The advisory council members and I work hard to support the park, a few years ago we purchased the strobe lights, black lights, and sound system for Smith Park to have the best parties and activities in the West Town/Ukrainian Community.

The word must be getting out about the Spooky Skating Parties at Smith Park. I see more and more families attend the Halloween Spooky Skating Party and other park activities as the community keeps growing and growing.  We could not be successful in what we do if, if it was not for the support  of the advisory council, Nani Almendarez, Dave Hunt, and Ellen Ernst.  Some parents have been coming here for years, and we get to see their children grow up and wear their favorite costumes, said Ramos.

Mr. Bogle credits his entire Smith Park Staff for working with him and the advisory council to making every year a successful one.

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