Parks

Smith Park celebrates a year of senior programming

Date: 
01/22/2019
SmithPrkSeniors

Known for its iconic World War II Army Tank, outdoor swimming pool, baseball programs and many other activities, Smith Park, 2526 W Grand Ave., has added another program to support the community, "Senior Citizen Day." 

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"Lincoln Yards…too much too fast," says Friends of the Parks' Irizarry

Date: 
01/14/2019
JIrizarry

UPDATED

"Lincoln Yards…too much too fast… take it off the Planning Commission's January 24 agenda," Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director, Friends of the Park (FOTP), asks 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins. 

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Perfect night for a bonfire: Smith Park

Date: 
11/07/2018
SmithPrkBonFire2018

Many neighbors gathered for the Smith Park Bonfire event, Sat., Nov. 3, 2526 W Grand Ave. on a perfect night for a fall celebration. 

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Boo-Palooza returns to Wicker Park Saturday in celebration of Halloween

Date: 
10/26/2018
AMoselyMC

Boo-Palooza returns this year with dancing, selecting a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch, an amazing  journey through A Maze, bobbing for apples, activity tables and two costume parades, plus much more in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen, Sat., Oct. 27,

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Spooky Skate Party with costume contest swoops into Smith Park

Date: 
10/26/2018
CostumeParade

Spooky Skate Party with two costume contests will once again fill Smith Park's gym this year starting 5:30 p.m., Oct. 26, at 2526 W. Grand Ave. 

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Earth Day comes early to Wicker Park April 7: Mulch and Dog Park Cleanup

Date: 
04/05/2018
Mulch2013WP

Mulching and dog park cleanup at Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen, this Sat., Apr. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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$1.5 million building expansion: Maplewood Playlot Park inspiration for other communities

Date: 
03/30/2018
RappeLang

In a partnership between the Chicago Park District, 1st Ward  Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno and the community, $1.5 million has been raised to build a new field house in Maplewood Playlot Park, 1640 N. Maplewood Ave. that meets the needs of current neighbors.

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Chicago is taking the mystery out of recycling and trash pickups

Date: 
01/11/2018
GiveBack

An easy to use website divided in four sections provides information with pictures and minimal text on City Services, Blue Cart Basics and Your Questions, Answered as well as a guide as to what and how to recycle and information about the recycling schedule.

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West Town Dog Parade successful tribute to Chicago Parks

Date: 
08/07/2017
DogsMeetHrs

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 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.

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Take a walk with your neighbors: 3rd Annual Block Party for The 606

Date: 
06/02/2017
MarMusDanBike

From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 3, fun events, music and activities will be underway from one end of The 606 to the other during the 3rd Annual 606 Block Party: A Walk with Neighbors. Everyone is invited to participate in the free event.

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Most Earth Day participants ever: Friends of the Parks

Date: 
04/24/2017
JIrizarry

Standing at the Humboldt Park Boat House on Saturday, Friends of the Parks' Executive Director Juanita Irizarry declares

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Eckhart Park had record number of cleaner-uppers on Earth Day

Date: 
04/23/2017
Grove

From one end of Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago, to another, 30 volunteers were busily cleaning up the park on Earth Day.

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Humboldt Park kicked off area Halloween celebrations with Pumpkin Patch Day

Date: 
10/28/2016
PosingForMom

Chicago Park District's Humboldt Park festivities began Halloween celebrations last week Saturday, Oct. 22, with the Pumpkin Patch Day.

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One car crashes IN Wicker Park while second in pursuit: Road rage and consequences

Date: 
08/16/2016
Cars

In a case of road rage around Ashland and Milwaukee, a pursuit ended with two cars IN Wicker Park Monday night around 5:30 p.m. 

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Humboldt Park Beach opened Friday

Date: 
08/06/2016
eLeaders

After a long fought battle to save the Humboldt Park's beach, originally created in 1973, three women rejoiced Friday,

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Music and food made Sunday in Wicker Park sensational

Date: 
06/07/2016
AudWPCS

The senses of sound, sight and smell were sensationally tantalized June 5 in Wicker Park by music and food. 

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The 606 News: Park 572 soon to be named Bloomingdale Trail…maybe

Date: 
04/13/2016
VGarcia

Chicago Park 572 (Bloomingdale Trail) is soon to be named the Bloomingdale Trail, said Vivian Garcia, Area Manager of the 606, during the Friends of Bloomingdale Trail (FBT) Park Advisory Council

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Community complaints kept ATVs off the Bloomingdale Trail on The 606

Date: 
03/06/2016
FSaldana

Community complaints about the loud noise of the All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on The 606

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Wicker Park Ice Rink: Hopes for long stretch of cold temps despite raindrops

Date: 
12/18/2015
Culliton

WickerICE, Wicker Park's ice rink, is up. Unfortunately only ducks would be happy with its ice status. Though temps are going down for a few days, they are expected to be back up next week. But, the Culliton family have high hopes for at least a few days of skating this season, even as  they were checking the rink amid raindrops this last week. 

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The 606's first holiday event postponed

Date: 
12/12/2015
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Predictions of heavy rain and storms on Sunday caused the The People's Promenade: A Walk with Light to be postponed from Sun., Dec. 13 to Sun., Dec. 20, by The 606 event planners. 

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