Park #581 (“The Prairie”) at 116th and Oakley had a fun-filled June with activities that included a park clean-up, Meet & Greet Picnic, and an amazing porch concert hosted by BAPA, which the entire Park 581 community and surrounding neighbors enjoyed.
At the June meeting, PAC 581 held a mini retirement celebration for park supervisor Jennifer Cronin.
“We truly appreciated Jennifer’s guidance and support as we started our PAC nearly 2 years ago. She will be greatly missed, but we wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement,” said PAC member Ivette Williams.
The PAC will host a park clean-up Wed., July 5 starting at 9 a.m. Anyone wishing to volunteer can email Park581.Oakley@gmail.com. 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea hosts Jazz in the Park at Park #581 Thurs., July 27. Flyer with details will be circulated to park neighbors.
There is no PAC #581 meeting in July; the next meeting is Tues., Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., Kennedy Park Fieldhouse, 113th and Western.
On Sat., July 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Maggie Cosme Park Advisory Council (MCPAC) invites families to Pitch In for the Parks Clean & Green and the Little/Big Kickball Game at Maggie Cosme Park, 9201 S. Longwood Dr. Neighbors can make an immediate difference in their community by volunteering for MCPAC Pitch In For The Parks events. MCPAC will provide gloves, bags, and masks.