The Race is On! BAPA’s 44th Ridge Run will return to Memorial Day this year.

Hundreds of athletes from around Chicagoland compete in BAPA’s annual Ridge Run, Chicago’s oldest neighborhood 10K race. Running events include: 10K run, 5K run/walk, 10K/5K Challenge and Youth Mile with the start and finish at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr.

Long recognized as one of the city’s friendliest races, with Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors lining the route, playing motivating music, cheering the runners and offering water.

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.

Become a BAPA Monthly Donor

For 75 years BAPA has worked tirelessly to serve our neighbors and community. If you Love Where You Live, please support BAPA’s mission with a monthly gift. Become a monthly donor and receive a free Love Where You Live shirt!

Teens: Join the Survivor Team Challenge

Session 4 of The Professional ABCs is not to be missed! Young people aged 14 to 24 can compete for cash prizes as they apply team building and critical thinking skills. Register now for the Survivor Team Challenge on May 18!

Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk returns!

Sunday, July 10, 2022 Inspired by the exceptional beauty of the Beverly/Morgan Park community BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk showcases exceptional private gardens and public spaces.

Raise Your Wands, Witches & Wizards! 

A magical celebration is coming July 21–24, 2022! The Beverly/Morgan Park Wizarding Weekend is an action-packed festival inspired by the Harry Potter books and films that highlights our local businesses and institutions. 

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.

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