BAPA's Ridge Run returns Labor Day Weekend!

Join some 3,000 athletes for one of the city’s friendliest races. The Ridge Run is back on Saturday, September 4, 2021! Events include a 5K, 10K, 5K/10K Challenge, and Youth Mile. Register by August 1 to guarantee your official Ridge Run shirt and goody bag!

Bringing Out the Best 
in Our Community.

The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) invites you to learn more about why we love where we live. One of Chicago’s oldest grass roots community organizations, BAPA has been serving the people, businesses and organizations of Beverly/Morgan Park for nearly 75 years. With the help of our community partners, BAPA’s staff fosters a safe, friendly, diverse and family-oriented neighborhood that’s characterized by its fascinating history and outstanding architecture. Our close-knit community has top-notch schools, growing businesses, a thriving arts and culture scene, great home values and plentiful green spaces. Whether you’re a prospective resident, current neighbor or business owner looking for resources or referrals, BAPA can help.

Travel the Margarita Mile

Enjoy a craft margarita crawl with prizes along a one-mile stretch of Western Avenue this summer. The Western Avenue Margarita Mile features six bars and restaurants: Franconello, Horse Thief Hollow, Ken’s, Barney Callaghan’s, Open Outcry, and Americanos.

Help BAPA Save the Monarchs

BAPA is helping six community gardens become certified Monarch Waystations and combat the dramatic decline in the butterfly population. You can make your garden Monarch friendly, too!

Join Us For Porch Concerts

The BAPA Porch Concert Series brings live music to the heart of our community: neighborhood front porches! Enjoy in person or virtually on Friday, June 4, July 2 & Aug. 6.

Love Where You Live

Beverly Hills/Morgan Park is the gem of Chicago’s South Side. You can’t beat our beautiful, historic homes, rich recreational and arts resources, or the hospitality of our neighbors.

BAPA is supported by membership donations from Beverly area residents and businesses, as well as grants. Learn more about how you can help BAPA continue its valuable work in our neighborhood.

Thanks to Our Sponsors