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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 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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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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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: 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 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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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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Smith Park Advisory Council Welcomes the Accolade Muscians to the park.


Smith Park Chicago: The Smith Park Advisory Council Welcomes the Accolade Musicians to the park to play classical music. For the first time, the Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) sponsors the Accolade Musicians, a four piece Quartet to play classical music in the park. David Ramos, president of the Smith Park Advisory Council stated he has been working with the members of his board to find a group to come play classical music at Smith Park on a Sunday afternoon. David Ramos, president of […]

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