BOO!  Mark your calendars for the CPAC Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26th, from 2:00 pm. until 3:15 p.m. at Commercial Park!

CPAC Halloween 2019

Slimy the Snake just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended and donated and volunteered at Saturday’s Save Slimy event.  Even lousy weather can’t keep a good party down.  Commercial Park has the best neighbors!  If anyone has any pictures they would like to share of the event, please post them on our Facebook page.  We’d love to see who blew the largest bubbles!

We’ll keep everyone posted on the repairs for Slimy- hopefully he’ll soon be as good as new.


Please join us for a fall cleanup/decorating of Snowberry playlot on Sunday, October 13th, from 3 until 5p.m.

Bring a broom if you can (for sweeping, not flying👻!)
Hope to see you there!

Do you love the smell of Elmer’s glue? Have you already spent more than 3 hours today looking up kids’ Halloween crafts on Pinterest? Do you have a secret desire to be Bob Ross for the under 6 crowd? If so, do we have an opportunity for you! Our fabulous Art in the Park instructor has moved on to exciting new opportunities, and we are looking for someone to take her place. You would be in charge of planning and instructing art and craft projects for our weekly drop-in kids’ art class. Our Art in the Park class is aimed at kids 6 and younger (although all ages are welcome). The class is usually held on Wednesdays at Commercial Park from 4 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. CPAC will provide the art materials and a small stipend per class taught. You will be required to complete a Chicago Park District background check. If you are interested, or would like more info, please email us at Thanks!

CPAC will hold its next general meeting on Monday, September 16th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commercial Park field house.  All are welcome- we will be finalizing plans for our Blocktoberfest and Save Slimy Kids Fest.  If you would like to get involved with CPAC, now is the time!

Join us at Commercial Park on Saturday, September 28th from noon until 4 p.m. for our Save Slimy! Kids Fest and our annual Blocktoberfest!  Come enjoy food, drinks, crafts, games, and our bounce house.

Slimy the Snake, our park mascot, had a rough winter and is need of some love.  CPAC is in the process of raising funds for his repair.  The Save Slimy! Kids Fest will have a suggested donation of $10 per family and all proceeds will go towards saving Slimy!  Blocktoberfest is, as always, free- if you’d like to bring a dish to share with your neighbors, please do!Save Slimy

Join CPAC for our monthly general meeting on Monday, August 19th, at 6:30 in the Commercial Park field house.  We need volunteers for our upcoming events, so if you can’t attend the meeting, but still want to help, please email us at