Create Series

We invite you to Wicker Park in 2017 to enjoy the Wicker Park Advisory Council's Summer Create Series, a community-produced series in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and over 65 Chicago organizations.Read more


Create Series 2016

We invite you to Wicker Park to enjoy the Wicker Park Advisory Council’s Summer Create Series, a community-produced series in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and 65 Chicago organizations.


WickerICE Survey

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Collecting responses in April 2016

WickerICE is Community Funded and Maintained Daily by volunteers from all over Chicagoland working in partnership with the Chicago Park District.

Thanks for your support of WickerICE in 2015-2016.

YOUR INPUT for Next Year- WickerICE will be installed for next season in December 2016. Please view and fill out the survey to help guide us in planning next year. Your input will assist us with setting our hours of operation, the amounts of time allotted to family skating, adult skating, and hockey and your responses will let us know who would like to work on a committee to set up skating classes and develop a plan for skate rentals.


Wicker Ice

Ice Rink in Wicker Park – 2016-2017 Season

SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK

Visit wickerice.org and Facebook for regular updates
Sign up to volunteer after November 1, 2016
Sign waivers for Stick & Puck and Rat Hockey after November 1, 2016

2016-2017 Hours of Operation will be posted here on November 1, 2016

In 2016, the Wicker Park Advisory Council Wicker Ice Committee worked in partnership with the Chicago Park District, 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno, WPB Chamber and WPB SSA#33 to open a new ice rink in historic Wicker Park at 1425 N Damen Ave in Chicago. The community funded and maintained non-refrigerated 60ft X 120ft rink was installed adjacent to the park’s fountain. The rink has four 4ft walls with two gates located near the sidewalk, directly east of the park’s historic fountain. The rink was installed and filled on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

The 2016 season will begin with the Wicker Park Garden Club’s Fountain Decorating Social on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. The garden club and the park’s advisory council decorate the fountain and twelve urns each November for the Winter season and invite Friends of Wicker Park to assist. All who attend the social are asked to bring finger food to share. Register for the event by contacting doug.wood@wickerpark.org.

The rink will be installed on Saturday, December 3, 2016 and be open as soon as the ice freezes.

The Chicago Park District’s field house will be open during the hours of operation of the rink as a warming space and for restrooms, but will be closed on holidays. The rink will be removed on March 1.

The combination of the rink and the historic fountain provides numerous photographic opportunities for skaters and guests to the park during the winter season.

PRIMARY PARTNERS

Wicker ICE Wicker Park Advisory Council Chicago Park District Proco Joe Moreno 1st Ward Alderman Wicker Park Garden Club Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture Chicago Hockey Initiative New City Church Ninja Paper Iron Sleek Pete Fricano & Son

PRIMARY FUNDING PARTNERS

Jessica & Timothy Canning Charitable Fund WPB SSA#33 Wicker Park and Bucktown Chamber of Commerce Charitable Fund Donations from 400 individuals – Thank YOU!

FUNDRAISER HOST PARTNERS

Debonair Social Club Emporium Arcade Bar Heisler

RINK ADVERTISER PARTNERS

Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture Gecan Realty Group Ann Rodriguez-Nolan The Lowe Group Bennett Day School Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Double Door Stio Antique Taco Black Diamond Solutions Chicago Sport & Social Club Annie Schweitzer Taco Bell Dermatology & Aesthetics of Wicker Park Athetico Chop Shop Wenger Properties Mobius Architecture UPS Store Enso Sushi & Bar G Spot Hair Design Jimmy John's


Boo-Palooza Partnership Opportunities

Boo-Palooza 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013
10am - 2pm @ Wicker Park
Noon - 4pm @ local businesses

Sponsors, Tables, Volunteers @ Wicker Park
Contact doug.wood@wickerpark.org

Trick-or-Treating @ Your Business
Contact info@wickerparkbucktown.com

DEADLINE – Boo-Palooza in the Park: Monday, September 23, All Logos (300dpi color PDF or JPEG) and Activity Descriptions.

In past years, almost 2,000 attended Boo-Palooza held in Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen. The event was presented by Wicker Park Advisory Council, the WPB SSA#33, WPB Chamber in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and 60 city wide organizations. We are contacting you to ask if you'd like to join us this year.

Boo-Palooza 2013 will feature Costume Contests for Children and Dogs with Prizes, Games for Children and Dogs, Performances, The Magic Boat Puppet Show, Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Decorating, Dancing, A Maze, A Midway of Games for All Ages, Hula Hooping, and Old Fashioned Activities like Needle in a Straw stack and Bobbing for Apples, Ghost Bingo, and more. In addition, the WPB Chamber will feature trick or treating at local business from 12-4pm – Register your business with the Chamber - info@wickerparkbucktown.com

PARTICIPATE in Boo-Palooza 2013 in any of the Following Ways

  • Sponsor a Prize for the Costume Contests for Dogs and Children worth $50- $100. Your business will be announced when the prizes are distributed following the parade and you can be on stage and give your prize.
  • Sponsor any of the activities listed above, i.e. face painting or the Bobbing for Apples – Average Cost $150 (partial sponsorship - $700 (full sponsorship)
  • Man a table to represent Your Business. We ask that you offer activities for the Children at your tables and decorate them festively. Let us know what you Plan to offer- so that each table is presenting a different activity and so that we can advertise your activity! - No Charge for a 6 foot table and 2 chairs. TENTS – Let Us know if you plan to have one by 9/21.
  • Bring your Employees and Volunteer at one of the activities.
  • Donate food for the break room for the 150 volunteers.

BENFITS for Participants

  • Your logo will be on the 4ft X 8ft Boo-Palooza Banner posted at Damen & LeMoyne
  • Your logo with link will be posted on wickerpark.org where all media and patrons are directed.
  • If You Sponsor an Activity or Volunteer at an Activity – Your Logo will be displayed at the activity.
  • The Banner Image with links to WickerPark.org will be emailed to 2,000 individuals city-wide each week (4x) in October.
  • The Banner Image will be printed in color on 11X17 posters and offered to you to post in your business.
  • All press listings will refer readers to wickerpark.org where patrons will be directed to view event details and your logo and have the opportunity to link to your website.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS – We encourage you to have promotional materials at your tables and a banner to attach to the front of your 6ft tables.

NO ITEMS CAN BE SOLD during the Event in the Park – 1425 N. Damen. FOOD & DRINK can be sampled and given away free to the public.

NO ANIMALS or BOUNCY TOYS are allowed on Park District property other than dogs or cats on leash – no petting zoos allowed during the event.

PRESS COVERAGE

In Past Years these press groups have announced Boo-Palooza: The Weather Channel (Dog Parade), CBS Chicago, WBEZ Public Service Announcements, Our Urban Times, The Local Tourist, Parent's Magazine, Critic's Pick TIMEOUT Chicago KIDS, Chicago Reader, Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide, Wicker Park Bucktown DNA, Chicago Park District Website, North Center – Roscoe Village Patch, Bucktown-Wicker Park Patch, WPB CC, Every Block, Kid Winks, Friends of the Parks News, WPB News, 1st Ward News, 32nd Ward News, 35th Ward News.


2013 Fall Programs

  • Online registration for Wicker Park begins Tuesday, August 6th at 9:00 am.
  • In-person registration begins Saturday, August 10th.
  • Fall programs run the week of September 16th through the week of December 2nd.

Name Number Type Day(s) Category Start Time Ages Gender Dates Total Open Open Online Now Season Fee
Art & ABCs at Wicker 57220 Instruction W Early Childhood - Recreation 10:30 AM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed September 18, 2013 to November 20, 2013 10 0 2013 Fall Fee: $20.00
Art & ABCs at Wicker 57221 Instruction W Early Childhood - Recreation 12:30 PM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed September 18, 2013 to November 20, 2013 10 0 2013 Fall Fee: $20.00
NERF Football at Wicker 59040 Instruction Sa Sports - Football 11:00 AM At least 6 but less than 9 Coed September 21, 2013 to November 9, 2013 20 0 2013 Fall Fee: $20.00
NERF Soccer at Wicker 59047 Instruction Sa Sports - Soccer 9:00 AM At least 3 but less than 5 Coed September 21, 2013 to November 30, 2013 20 0 2013 Fall Fee: $40.00
NERF Soccer at Wicker 59048 Instruction Sa Sports - Soccer 10:00 AM At least 4 but less than 6 Coed September 21, 2013 to November 30, 2013 20 0 2013 Fall Fee: $40.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Wicker 59224 Instruction M Tu W Th F Out of School Programs - After School 3:30 PM At least 6 but less than 13 Coed August 26, 2013 to December 20, 2013 30 0 2013 Fall Fee: $135.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Wicker 61517 Activity Package M Tu W Th F Out of School Programs - After School 3:30 PM At least 6 but less than 13 Coed August 26, 2013 to June 13, 2014 30 0 2013 Fall Fee: $405.00
Play School at Wicker 59311 Instruction F Early Childhood - Recreation 10:30 AM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed September 20, 2013 to November 22, 2013 10 0 2013 Fall Fee: $20.00
Teen Leadership Club at Wicker 59895 Instruction M Tu W Th F Special Interest - Clubs 3:30 PM At least 13 but less than 16 Coed August 26, 2013 to December 20, 2013 6 0 2013 Fall Fee: $60.00
Tot Spot at Wicker 61525 Open M W Early Childhood - Recreation 10:00 AM At least 6m but less than 1½ Coed September 16, 2013 to November 20, 2013 20 0 2013 Fall Fee: $60.00
Tot Spot at Wicker 61527 Open M W Early Childhood - Recreation 11:30 AM At least 6m but less than 1½ Coed September 16, 2013 to November 20, 2013 20 0 2013 Fall Fee: $60.00
Tot Spot at Wicker 61528 Open Tu Th Early Childhood - Recreation 10:00 AM At least 1½ but less than 3 Coed September 17, 2013 to November 21, 2013 20 0 2013 Fall Fee: $60.00
Tot Spot at Wicker 61531 Open Tu Th Early Childhood - Recreation 11:30 AM At least 1½ but less than 3 Coed September 17, 2013 to November 21, 2013 20 0 2013 Fall Fee: $60.00
Volleyball - Open at Wicker 62040 Open Sa Sports - Volleyball 2:30 PM 18 and up Coed September 21, 2013 to November 30, 2013 16 0 2013 Fall Fee: $20.00
Winter Break Camp at Wicker 60344 Camps M Th F Camps - General Interest 9:00 AM At least 6 but less than 13 Coed December 23, 2013 to January 3, 2014 40 0 2013 Fall Fee: $60.00

Solutions Meeting Date Changed to Tuesday, March 12th

Due to the predicted snow storm, The Wicker Park Advisory Council will reschedule the public meeting to present solutions for better enforcing the Park District's Code of Conduct in all areas of Wicker Park and for all park patrons: curbing drinking, drug usage, drug sales, harassment, and vandalism.  All speakers have confirmed that they will be present on March 12 for the meeting.

When

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where

Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Details

  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Presentation on details of proposed solutions from 1st Ward Alderman Moreno, Patrick Levar (Park District COO), Art Richardson (Park District Central Region Manager), other Park District staff and the WPAC to better enforce the Park District's Code of Conduct in all areas of Wicker Park and for all Park Patrons.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Community members to present their solutions (two minutes per person) to better enforce the Park District's Code of Conduct in all areas of Wicker Park and for all park patrons.
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Brief business meeting, updates and details on 2013 Events produced by the WPAC & the Community in collaboration with the Chicago Park District.

Have a Solution?
RSVP to doug.wood@wickerpark.org if you'd like to present a solution.

 

 


Spring Programs

In order to ensure a successful registration session for spring programs, signing up online for Chicago Park District offerings will continue to take place over two days and in two different zones. For Wicker Park:

  • Online schedule view Monday, February 11th
  • Online registration begins Tuesday, February 26th at 9am
  • In-person registration begins Saturday, March 2nd
  • Activities start the week of April 1st
  • Activities end the week of June 3rd

Name Type Day(s) Category Start Time Ages Gender Dates Total Open Fee
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Wicker Instruction W F Sports - Baseball 4:30 PM At least 6 but less than 10 Coed April 17 to June 7 50 Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Wicker Instruction Sa Sports - Baseball 11:15 AM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed April 20 to June 8 15 Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Wicker Instruction Sa Sports - Baseball 12:15 PM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed April 20 to June 8 15 Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Wicker Instruction Sa Sports - Baseball 1:15 PM At least 5 but less than 8 Coed April 20 to June 8 15 Free
Baseball League at Wicker League (Individual) Tu Sa Sports - Baseball 5:30 PM At least 6 but less than 10 Coed June 25 to August 17 50 $60.00
Basketball at Wicker Instruction Tu Sports - Basketball 5:30 PM At least 13 but less than 18 Coed April 2 to June 4 20 Free
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Wicker Instruction M W F Early Childhood - Recreation 9:30 AM At least 6m but less than 1y 7m Coed April 8 to June 5 25 $80.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Wicker Instruction M W F Early Childhood - Recreation 11:15 AM At least 6m but less than 1y 7m Coed April 8 to June 5 25 $80.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Wicker Instruction Tu Th Early Childhood - Recreation 9:30 AM At least 1y 7m but less than 4 Coed April 9 to June 6 25 $80.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Wicker Instruction Tu Th Early Childhood - Recreation 11:15 AM At least 1y 7m but less than 4 Coed April 9 to June 6 25 $80.00
Park Kids - Spring Session at Wicker Instruction M Tu W Th F Out of School Programs - After School 3:30 PM At least 6 but less than 13 Coed April 1 to June 21 60 $135.00
Play School at Wicker Instruction W F Early Childhood - Recreation 2:30 PM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed April 17 to June 7 10 $40.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Wicker Instruction Tu Sports - Soccer 4:30 PM At least 6 but less than 10 Coed April 16 to June 4 10 $10.00
Soccer - 5 on 5 at Wicker Instruction Th Sports - Soccer 4:30 PM At least 10 but less than 13 Coed April 18 to June 6 10 $10.00
T-Ball at Wicker Instruction Sa Sports - Baseball 9:00 AM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed June 29 to August 17 20 $40.00
T-Ball at Wicker Instruction Sa Sports - Baseball 10:00 AM At least 3 but less than 6 Coed June 29 to August 17 20 $40.00
Teen Leadership Club at Wicker Instruction M Tu W Th F Special Interest - Clubs 3:30 PM At least 13 but less than 16 Coed April 1 to June 21 6 $60.00
Volleyball - Open at Wicker Open Sa Sports - Volleyball 2:00 PM 18 and up Coed April 20 to June 8 20 $20.00

 


DFA Cleaning Day Rescheduled for Saturday, May 5th

Due to weather conditions the dog park cleaning has been moved to Saturday may 5th.