Come out and vote for new Commercial Park Advisory Council Board members.  The month CPAC meeting is Tuesday night, August 17th at 7:30pm in the field house at Commercial park.  Nominations were held during the July meeting and positions will be voted on at this meeting.  This meeting, and all advisory council meetings are open to the public and are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.  Check out the July 2010 Minutes to stay up to date.

Our next event to benefit the parks is a wine tasting at Broken Art on Chicago Avenue. This is going to be a fantastic night with friends and neighbors. Please email cpacevents@gmail.com for information, reservations or to help spread the word.


Please join us Tuesday June 15th at 7:30 Commercial Park Advisory Council Meeting in the field house .

Open to the public and a great way to find out what is going on at the park.

This meeting is particularly special as it is time to bid  a fond farewell to Kate Mell and Dave Stumm, two very long-time supporters of the park, who are, sadly, moving away.  Kate and Dave were instrumental in starting the Commercial Park Advisory Council 10 years ago (going on 11) and have been crucial to the success of events like the Holiday Party,  Halloween Party and the  Garage Sale Fundraiser.  Together they have worked tirelessly to make Commercial Park and huge asset to the East Village neighborhood.  They will surely be missed.

We also have board nominations coming up in July with elections in August.  This year’s available positions are President, Treasurer and Publicist.  We will also be filling a newly vacant secretary position.  These positions hold a two-year term and anyone interested is urged to come Tuesday to get all the details.

Agenda items:
Thank you Kate & Dave and other outgoing board members
Board Nominations
Movie in the Park details
Kid Fest updates and info
Wine Tasting planning update
Follow-up details from the successful Beer Tasting at Small Bar
Reports on local playlots

Just a reminder that online registration for summer programming at Commercial Park and all other Park District Programs begins today at 9am.  For the summer session, CP is offering Day Camp with extended day options, Sports Camp and T-Ball (outdoor).

The Garden Club is scheduled to start this week with Jeanne!  Tuesdays at 4:30.  Check with the staff to confirm.

Also, tomorrow night is the monthly CPAC meeting.  Some things on the agenda include:  Earth Day follow-up, update on meeting with Alderman Moreno, Summer events at the park, and more.  Please join us.  The meeting is open to all interested in attending.  7:30pm in the Commercial Park field house.  Hope to see you there