Reminder: Community Meeting for Demonstration Garden

Hello everyone, Reminder the community meeting to discuss and view the proposed plans for a demonstration garden in tonight at 6:30pm tonight at Skinner West Elementary School ( Adams and Throop ). The Park District is proposing to convert part of the playground area into a demonstration garden. The advisory council have not seen the…

Skinner Holiday Lights Vandalized

Hi everyone, The holiday lights at Skinner Park were vandalized over this past weekend.  It happened between Saturday (12/13) night to Sunday morning (12/14).  If you saw anything, please notify us or the police. We’ll try to replace the lights as soon as possible.  Thank you. The Skinner Park Advisory Council

Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and we especially want to thank all our volunteers and sponsors.  Without their support and hard work, we would not be able to produce the free special events nor make improvements at Skinner Park and the Loomis St. Community Gardens.

Arrest Made in Halloween Assault and New Crime Alert Nov. 12, 2014 – Robberies

The police has made an arrest in the Halloween sexual assault.  See DNA info article. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141112/west-loop/man-charged-assault-choking-of-women-by-west-loop-club-prosecutors   Below is a crime alert issued November 12, 2014 for robberies around Halsted and Lake St. In addition, there was another robbery closer to Skinner Park around Ashland and Jackson that a neighbor and fellow park user email…

Dog Calendar Photo Shoot This Weekend !

Sat, Nov 8 2pm -4pm and Sun, Nov 9 Noon – 2pm. Calling all pups! Come out and volunteer for the West Loop Dog Calendar! Looking for volunteer dog models!  Free to participate in the dog calendar shoot!  The calendars will be available early December for a $20 donation.  All proceeds benefit Skinner Park and…