Park Advisory Council - elections
April 9th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
Park Advisory Council - meetings: 2nd Tuesdays of odd months
May 7th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
July 9th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
September 10th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
November 12th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
PAC Public Meeting - Monday, November 19th
Halloween Friendly Trail - Saturday, October 27th
Monday, November 19th @ 6:30pm at the field house
Did you know…
· South Loop’s field house at 18th & Indiana will be undergoing renovations in 2013 to expand access and programming to include all three floors.
· Ping TomMemorial Park’s new field house at 18th & Wentworth will be built out, including parking, sports facilities and a pool.
· The Park District is preparing to take possession and renovate the (currently private) park, Mark Twain at 15th & Indiana.
· PAC meetings are held every 2nd month at the Women’s Park field house.
Don’t miss the next PAC meeting…
Park District designer, Bob Foster will join us with a presentation on the field house renovation plans, as well as MarkTwainPark. An update will also be given on Ping Tom by park manager, Michael Hixenbaugh.
Winter Program Registration
Winter registration dates for the Women's Park are coming soon. If you wish to sign up online, be sure you have set up a park district account prior to registering.
Online: Tuesday, November 27th @ 9am
In-person: Saturday, December 1st
Meet the characters in a live interactive board game, as they follow the trail around the park! Characters from the game will talk with our little visitors and hand out treats! There will also be children's crafts and activities taking place. Costumes are optional.
Children 10 and under welcome. Saturday, October 27th from 11-2pm at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, located at 1801 South Indiana, Cost is $10.00 a child. For more information please call 312.328.0821
Review the Program and special event sections for more information.
FALL 2012 Programs are Scheduled
Also note some of the new Adult programming including CPD and Private Programming
Parents Night Out is back this Fall 2012
This event gives parents some time to themselves while their children are enjoying an evening of crafts, games and fun. Children 3-8 years old welcome.
Friday, November 16th, 5:00-7:45pm Cost: $15
New Private Dance Programming for Adults & Kids coming this Fall 2012
See the programming activities section for information on new Adult Fitness Dance Classes and
Kid Dance lessons with Chicago Latin Dance and Dance to Evolve
SWAP-O-RAMA - successfully held!
The South Loop Parent Committee (SLPC), in partnership with the Park Advisory Council (PAC), held a Swap-o-rama at the field house on Saturday, June 30th. This garage sale style fundraiser featured gently used and donated toys, children's clothing, books, baby items, household items, et cetera. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of a slide for the Chicago Women's Park Fieldhouse (an addition to the existing indoor play structure).
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and all who participated, dropping off tax deductable donations for sale, or coming out and shopping during the Swap-o-rama event!
NEW CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT REGISTRATION PROCESS INITIATED
New for 2012, the Chicago Park District is utilizing a new program registration system. Registration for a program, event or membership will take place through this system. Please review the following information highlighting the important things to know about the new system and the registration process overall. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/programs/new-registration-process/
NEXT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING - TBD, mid-November
Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens Advisory Council
(formerly Park 550 Advisory Council)
PAC MEETING - open to the public
Date: TBD, mid-November
LOCATION: Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens Fieldhouse
1801 S Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 328-0821 | fax (312) 328-0824
To learn more about Park Advisory Councils, please visit the Chicago Park District
CAPITAL PLANNING NEWS
According to the Chicago Park District, TIF Funds and TIF Tasked funds that were scheduled to fund phase II and Phase III have not yet been approved or allocated.
However, the Chicago Women's Park & Gardens / Park 550 Advisory Council has still submitted recommendations for Capital Request for 2012 Chicago Park District Capital Plan, for facility and park immediate needs.
As part of the goals and objectives of the Advisory Council to improve the facility and Women's Park, the PAC leadership submitted capital project requests to be considered in the 2012 budget plan and included for future park improvements. See attached letter for more information.
If there are other ideas of suggestions for future needs, send us a note.
PAST EVENT VIDEO
See Video of the Chicago Park District September 24th, 2011 Dedication Ceremony of the Louis Bourgeois Sculpture Garden honoring Jame Addams:
Chicago Park District Hosts Official Dedication Ceremony of the Louis Bourgeois Sculpture called "Helping Hands / A Touch of Jane Addams” on September 24th at 10:00 AM
The Chicago Park District team completed the relocation of the group of sculptures, known as “Helping Hands / A Touch of Jane Addams” by Louise Bourgeois, to Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens on June 24th, 2011. Go to Public Art page for more information at www.park550advisorycouncil.com/page42.php
Tour Guide! Learn about Chicago Women's Park and Gardens.Take a photo tour of Women's Park and learn about its history and amenities: Click Here