Visit Local Parks 

Don’t miss the great stuff happening in parks all around Beverly/Morgan Park. 


Ridge Park 

Ridge Park Cultural Center9625 S. Longwood Dr., is the 4th busiest park in the Chicago Park District. With a full schedule of programmingplus the pool, tennis courts, woodshop, fitness center, Vanderpoel Art Gallery and athletic events, it’s easy to see why the park is a favorite destination.  

Coming up on Tues., Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m., is a free, one hour session of Yoga for first responders and their families.  

On Sat., Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks will present “The Comedy of Errors,” a family-friendly adaptation of William Shakespeare’s delightful story of lost twins, mistaken identity, and one confusing day in Ephesus. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic basket and meet friends and family for this annual theater-on-the-lawn experience.  

The Ridge Park Advisory Council (RPAC), an all-volunteer group of neighborhood residents, advocates for the park on issues from fieldhouse improvements to programs. The RPAC recently donated new tools to the woodshop, and committed to providing the volunteer-power needed for the return of the Midnight Circus in the Parks, Sept. 28 and 29, with shows at 2 and 5 p.m. both daysTickets are already on sale at 


Summer Activities 

Rolling Rec, the mobile activity operation, invites families to enjoy extra fun at local parks. Look for the Rolling Rec van at Crescent Park, 2200 W. 108th Pl., Aug. 2, 7 and 9, 4 to 5:30 p.m., and at Barnard Park, 10431 S. Longwood Dr., Aug. 1, 6 and 8, 12 to 1:30 p.m.  

Beat the heat at local parks this month! Kennedy Park, 113th and Western has an outdoor pool (sign up for passes at the Chicago Park District website), as well as tennis courts and a playground.  

Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd St., has a spray pool and volleyball court.  

Munroe Park, 2617 W. 105thSt., has a spray pool and sand volleyball 

Graver Park, 1518 W. 102nd Pl., has a water play area, handicapped accessible playground, and woodshop.  


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