Happy New Year!

We hope you enjoyed the holidays and got to relax!  The new year is upon us and the park will have so much to entertain us with.  The Winter Session began this week.  There is playgroup, tumbling and after school sports, so check online or at the park if you are looking for things to do indoors during the chilly weeks MONTHS ahead! (note: Some classes required registration and may be full)

Thanks to all of you who came out to the Holiday Party.  It was another success with many smiling faces as our reward.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and/or baking skills.  We appreciate the donations we received to help keep free programs running.

The first Commercial Park Advisory Council meeting of 2010 is this Tuesday (Jan 18th) at 7:30pm in the field house.  These meetings are open to everyone and we would love to have you come out and share your input.  We are in the planning stages for Fall programming and would love suggestions for all ages.  For more info email me or leave a comment below (it will not be posted publicly).

Also, Yoga is on hiatus as we wait for our new instructor’s paperwork to be approved.  Stay tuned for an update.

Crafts for the elementary school-aged crowd resumes this week as well as story time for the younger kids.  Both take place every Thursday at 4:30.  Feel free to bring your younger kids to story time while your older kids get crafty!


Don’t forget to register!!!

Just a reminder that registration for Winter Programs for the Chicago Park District begins online Monday at 9 am.  Check out the great programs to keep your kids active this winter.  There’s floor hockey and indoor soccer for the older kids and bitty basketball and tot tumbling for the little ones.  Of course another session of playgroup will begin again.  The playgroup begins at age 6 months. All tumbling and playgroup spots are online registration only. Walk-in registration will be Saturday at 9 am.  Call the park with questions.


Calling all Kindergarten and First Grade Girls…

Here is a great new opportunity for our Kindergarten and First Grade girls (minimum age 5).  Give your daughter the opportunity to make new friends in the neighborhood and have some fun!  Space is limit!  The Troop is also looking for parent volunteers so contact Patty Pena if you are interested in signing up or helping out.








Christmas Party ~ Are you ready?

Tchristmas treehe Commercial Park Christmas Party is fast approaching and we need your help to make it another success!  This year’s party will be December 5th from Noon-2:30.  There will be Santa, Card-making, cookies, raffles and of course carriage rides! We are looking for volunteers in a couple different ways:

* Help set-up on Friday the 4th or Saturday morning or clean-up after the party.

*Cookie Bakers needed – We hand out dozens and dozens of cookies so we really need your help to feed the sweet tooths!  Bake a batch or two of cookies and drop them off at the park on Thursday (Dec. 3rd) , Friday  (Dec. 4th) or Saturday (before noon).

*Volunteer to help our during the festivities.  We need moms and dads to work the Santa line,  help out with crafts and hand out cookies.  If you can give an hour of your time that afternoon we would love to have you.

Email or stop by the park and sign up with the staff.


City-wide Flag Football Champions!

Congratulations to our 16-17 year old boys!  They are the 2009 City-wide Flag Football Champions!IMGP3350