Cicero’s Summer in the Park series is in full swing, with a wide range of fun activities and themed weeks for every interest in Cicero.
This year’s series, sponsored by the Town of Cicero and put together by the Department of Parks and Recreation, features many of the family favorites, such as the upcoming Super Hero Week (July 31 – August 3) and June’s Wild West Rodeo week.
“We want to make sure the kids can have the kind of fun they had last year, plus toss in some new, exciting additions to attract even more Cicero families,” said Jeffry Pesek, director of the Parks and Recreation department.
One of the new activities is the Native American week, running through July 20. This week features the Midwest Save Our Ancestor’s Remains & Resources Indigeneous Network Group Foundation. The SOARRING Foundation’s mission is “to work toward repatriation, protect sacred sites, educate the public and promote community building among all people regarding indigenous lifeways.” Prior to European settlement, Illinois was home to many Native American tribes. Today, none of the lands are designated tribal lands, with the tribes forced to resettle in Oklahoma. The aim of Native American week is to educate Cicero residents about the ancestors who first settled the land in a fun and meaningful manner.
Other themed weeks remaining in the series includes Wheels Week (August 7-10), Is It Magic Or Is It Science Week (August 21-24) and Animal Week (July 24-27). Summer in the Park will conclude with the End of Summer Celebration throughout the week of August 28.
Cicero families can join in the fun on Sundays and Wednesdays at Cicero Community Park at 34th & Laramie, Mondays at the Municipal Courtyard behind Cicero Town Hall, and on Tuesdays at various locations throughout the town. A complete list of Summer in the Park events can be found at www.TheTownOfCicero.com/calendar.