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Halloween happenings at Smith Park


Although the weather was not the greatest, we would like to thank everyone who stopped by Smith Park for their Trick-or-Treats for Halloween.  SPAC would like to thank Frank Bogatitus for passing out the Halloween candy and for his costume of Total Recall. Frank also decorated the field house to give it that Halloween touch with the black lights, strobe lights, fog machine and spooky sounds.  Frank has always been supportive of making everyone’s visit to Smith Park a memorable one. […]

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Tasty Treats and Safe Streets


Mayor Rahm Emanuel is collaborating with all the Chicago Park District’s, community organizations, block clubs, Faith and Action leaders, businesses, and community leaders to get involved on October 31, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. to help keep Chicago comunities safe on Halloween.  Smith Park and Smith Park Advisory Council, located at 2526 West Grand Ave. will be passing out candy to all trick-or-treaters.  A special thank you goes out to Kathy Smith, president of Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance, (SPNA) […]

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Community Meeting: Smith Park Advisory Council


Please join us for the Smith Park Advisory Council bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held inside the Smith Park field house.

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Smith Park hosts a Halloween Spooky Skating Party


Smith Park Advisory Council and the Chicago Park District work together to put on the annual Halloween Spooky Skating Party on Friday, October 24th, 2014.  Many family members came out and enjoyed the evening skating, roller blading or riding their scooters in the gym, said David Ramos, president of Smith Park Advisory Council.  This event could not have been possible without the support of Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly, Regional Manager Cynthia Rosario and Smith Park Supervisor Travis Bogle. […]

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2014 Smith Park Circus in the Park


For the first time in the West Town/Ukrainian Community, Smith Park hosted the Midnight Circus in the Park on September 27 and 28, 2014. David Ramos president of the Smith Park Advisoy Council said he was delighted and happy to partner up with Commercial Park.  This was a great opportunity to bring the entire West Town community under one huge tent. We had an opportunity to raise funds for our park thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jenkins founder of […]

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Not Into All That Jazz? Enjoy a Midnight Circus at Smith Park!


MIDNIGHT CIRCUS IN THE PARKS When: Aug. 30 to Oct. 19 Where: Public parks around Chicago Tickets: Prices vary Info: midnightcircus.net Catch shows at Grand Crossing Park on South Ingleside, Ogden Park on South Racine, Independence Park on North Springfield, Welles Park on West Sunnyside, and a great many more. Performers at the various locations include clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers, jump-ropers and an acrobatic bicyclist. Born out of an excursion to Europe by its organizers, Midnight Circus recreates the “intimate theatrical circuses we saw […]

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The Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) Congratulates Ms. Nani Almendarez and Mr. Dave Hunt on their elections.


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On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) held its bi-annual election for Vice President and Treasurer. Ms. Nani Almendarez, current Vice-President of SPAC and Mr. Dave Hunt, current Treasurer of SPAC was nominated by their peers, at the May 2014 general membership meeting, to seek another 2 year term as vice president and treasurer. Having all voting members present; David R. Ramos, President of SPAC requested leave from the members to vote by a show of […]

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Smith Park Advisory Council Participates In the 2014 Memorial Day Celebration at Smith Park


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Mr. Ernest Miller a WWII Veteran and member of the American Legion Post 623 presented a wreath with his granddaughter Elizabeth Diehl at the army tank at Smith Park. Members of the American Legion Post 623 and their families gathered together to commerate Memorial Day. The Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance and the Smith Park Advisory Council participated in the ceremony.

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Smith Park receives support from Victor Supply


Smith Park receives support from Victor Supply in the West town community. On behalf of Smith Park, SPAC President David R. Ramos receives garden hoses from Victor Supply. Mr. Mike Victor, owner of Victor Supply stated he has been in the community for over 20 years and his donation is one way of supporting Smith Park. Pictured L – R: President David R. Ramos, Mr. Mike Victor and Frank Bogatitus, Physical Instructor at Smith Park.

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