Spring Cleaning?

Okay, you know this hint of Spring weather has got you…you have closets overflowing with stuff you keep shoving in every time company is coming…

Now is your chance to free up some space in your home and help the park…

The Commercial Park Garage Sale is BACK!!! This year we have moved it up to March 26th and 27th so you need to get started!  We also have two ways to participate:

Option 1:  Donate your stuff to the park. We will sell it and use the money for free programming and playlot improvements.  We can”t start taking your stuff until March 21st so please hang on to it and bring it over the week before the sale.  No adult clothing, please.

Option 2:  Buy a table and sell your things. We will provide you with a table and space for displaying.  We will do the advertising for you.  This way you don’t have to beg people to venture down your alley!  Tables are $30 for the weekend.  The best part….Leave your stuff behind.  We will take care of all the leftovers!  Email Georgia Burke at if you would like to sign up for a table.

So, don’t just sit there!  Use these chilly March days to clean house so that when the warmer days arrive you can open the windows and relax!



Earth Day Neighborhood Clean and Green

We hope you will come out and join us for this annual event.  The new Alderman of the First Ward will be there helping us spruce up the neighborhood and will be feeding the volunteers with a post-clean-up barbecue.  If you have friends in the neighborhood please forward this email on to them.  If you are interested in receiving these updates about events at Commercial Park and Honore, Superior and Snowberry playlots please head to our website and click on subscribe!  Hope to see new and old faces this Saturday. ~ Georgia Burke


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.