Ridge Park

  • 9625 S. Longwood Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60643 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Ed Affolter
  • Park Phone: (312) 747-6640

Located in the Beverly community, Ridge Park totals 9.32 acres and features a gymnasium, auditorium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, woodshop, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers three baseball fields, playground, tennis courts and walking path.Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, auditorium, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, cheerleading, aquatics, lacrosse, model car making, furniture building and repair, woodcraft, pottery, ceramics. On the cultural side, the park offers theater.After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Theater Camp.

In addition to programs, Ridge Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

History

Ridge Park was the first of five Beverly neighborhood parks created by the Ridge Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Soon after its 1908 establishment, the Ridge Park District began a search for park property. Enthusiastic residents advocated the purchase of property along Longwood Drive, already the site of "fine homes set in spacious grounds." The park district's board of commissioners agreed, and in 1911 and 1912 purchased 9.32 acres of property, including a small, city-owned park. The new park was named Ridge Park for the tree-studded ridge that runs along the park's western boundary, the one-time shore line of glacial Lake Chicago. John Todd Hetherington (1858 - 1936) was a Canadian-born architect who lived in the Beverly neighborhood served as a member of the Ridge Park Board of Commissioners from 1911 to 1913. Hetherington had originally recommended another local architect, Arthur Foster, to design the park. In 1912, however, the other board members asked Hetherington to take on the project. Hetherington created an original plan including a small field house, outdoor swimming pool, wading pool, and a running track. Constructed in 1913, the building and athletic facilities were all surrounded by a restful landscape of trees, shrubbery, flowers, lawns, and walks. The fashionable Beverly district grew dramatically during the 1920s, and by late in that decade, Ridge Park was in need of a much larger field house. By this time, John T. Hetherington had formed a partnership with his son Murray D. Hetherington (1891 - 1972). The Ridge Park District commissioned Hetherington architects to design a much larger brick fieldhouse for the park. They retained a part of the old field house as the auditorium, incorporating some of the room's original features such as its trusses. They also built the addition around the outdoor swimming pool, which then became an indoor aquatic facility. In addition to the indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, auditorium and club rooms, the building also provided a home for the John H. Vanderpoel Memorial Art Gallery, a collection of some 500 works by American painters and sculptors. The Vanderpoel collection was assembled to honor the contributions of Beverly resident John H. Vanderpoel (1857-1911), who taught painting at the Art Institute for more than 30 years and who, with his mentor, Art Institute Director, W.M.R. French, helped to make Beverly a culturally-rich community. Most of the works displayed were donated by the artists themselves out of respect for Vanderpoel's genius. Ridge Park includes a number of monuments to veterans of various wars. In the early 1990s, the park district grouped these together in a single memorial area when the community sought to recognize Beverly resident and U.S. Marine Corps Captain William J. Hurley (1963-1991), who died while on a training mission during the Desert Storm conflict.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Ridge Art Gallery

Ridge Art Gallery

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th Street

Vanderpoel Collection

Vanderpoel Collection (1)

Location Notes: 9625 S. Longwood Drive

Descriptors: Playground Art

Ridge Baseball

Ridge Baseball

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Ceramics Building

Ridge Ceramics Building

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Cultural Center

Ridge Cultural Center

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Fieldhouse

Ridge Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Hours: ,

Ridge Fitness Center

Ridge Fitness Center

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Notes: M-F, 7-9pm; Sa/Su, 8:30-4pm. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Ridge Football/Soccer

Ridge Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Gymnasium

Ridge Gymnasium

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Auditorium & Clubrooms

Ridge Auditorium & Clubrooms

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Playground

Ridge Playground

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Ridge Tennis Courts

Ridge Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Wood Shop

Ridge Wood Shop

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
POST Adult Swim at Ridge 130864OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/25 17:00From August 25, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Ridge 130865OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 18:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
POST Lap Swim at Ridge 130868OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
POST Teen Swim at Ridge 130866OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2015/08/24 21:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Youth Swim at Ridge 130863OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Female2015/08/25 21:00From August 25, 2015 to September 3, 2015
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$0
POST Youth Swim at Ridge 132382OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/08/10 14:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Ridge 121186InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 22:00From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$28.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Ridge 124929InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
$0
Adult Swim at Ridge 127272OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 124947InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 124946InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 124948InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/18 14:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ridge 125030InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 125087InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 125088InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 125089InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Ridge 125178InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$29.00
Ballet - Beginner at Ridge 125241InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Female2015/09/24 22:00From September 24, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$21.00
Basketball at Ridge 125447InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$21.00
Basketball League at Ridge 125487Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 10 but less than 11Female2015/08/16 16:00From August 16, 2015 to October 25, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to 4pm
$55.00
Basketball League at Ridge 125485Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 14Female2015/08/24 22:30From August 24, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
$55.00
Basketball League at Ridge 125486Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 14 but less than 15Female2015/08/25 22:30From August 25, 2015 to October 27, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
$55.00
Basketball League at Ridge 125389Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 11 but less than 13Female2015/08/14 22:30From August 14, 2015 to October 30, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
$55.00
Bitty Basketball at Ridge 125548InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$36.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125661InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 10Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$36.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125667InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$61.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125668InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$71.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125664InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$36.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125669InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$71.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125665InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/09/16 20:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$36.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125662InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 10 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$36.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125666InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$61.00
Ceramics at Ridge 125663InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$36.00
Dodgeball at Ridge 125887InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Family Ceramics at Ridge 125942InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 15:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$36.00
Family Swim at Ridge 125962OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 13Coed2015/09/14 19:30From September 14, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Family Woodcraft at Ridge 125969InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$26.00
Flag Football at Ridge 126054InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Male2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Floor Hockey at Ridge 126113InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Golf at Ridge 126220InstructionSports - GolfAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to November 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Gymnastics at Ridge 126256InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Gymnastics at Ridge 126259InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$26.00
Gymnastics at Ridge 126257InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/09/16 21:45From September 16, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$26.00
Gymnastics at Ridge 126258InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$26.00
Gymnastics at Ridge 146923InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 1:45pm
$21.00
Indoor Soccer at Ridge 126545InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Indoor Soccer at Ridge 126546InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 19:00From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$21.00
Kiddie College at Ridge 126705InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm
$56.00
Lacrosse at Ridge 126728InstructionSports - LacrosseAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Lap Swim at Ridge 126739OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 126866InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 147624InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 126867InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 126865InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 126863InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 126864InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 126861InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 126862InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$28.00
NERF Football at Ridge 127215InstructionSports - FootballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to November 24, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Ridge 127061InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2015/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Ridge 146924InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
$21.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Ridge 127062InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$21.00
Play Production at Ridge 127503InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2015/09/16 00:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$0
PRE Adult Swim at Ridge 148549OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 18:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
PRE Family Swim at Ridge 148546OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/10 00:00September 9, 2015
Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Ridge 148548OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 14:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$40.00
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Ridge 148552OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/08 17:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to Noon
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Ridge 148550OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/08 17:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Ridge 148551OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Ridge 127592InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$21.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Ridge 127245OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$26.00
Senior Swim at Ridge 127271OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Sewing at Ridge 127882InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$31.00
Sewing at Ridge 127881InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$29.00
Team Gymnastics at Ridge 128145InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2015 to November 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$26.00
TEAM Sports at Ridge 128166InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 20:30From September 8, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:15pm
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Ridge 128165InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/09/10 01:00From September 9, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$35.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 128465InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 128466InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 128467InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 128469InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 128468InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 128463InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 128464InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128521InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128522InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128523InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128525InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128524InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128526InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128519InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 00:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128520InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 147625InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 128527InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Volleyball at Ridge 128791InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to November 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$21.00
Volleyball League at Ridge 128810Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/02 23:30From September 2, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$205.00
Volleyball League at Ridge 128809Team_LeagueSports - Volleyball18 and upCoed2015/09/03 23:30From September 3, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm
$205.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 128906InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 128907InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$51.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 128908InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2015/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 128909InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$51.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 128910InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$51.00
Yoga at Ridge 128976InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$26.00
Yoga at Ridge 128975InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/10/10 14:00From October 10, 2015 to November 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$26.00
Young Scientist at Ridge 129026InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$21.00
Youth Swim at Ridge 127273OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$0

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Located in the Beverly community, Ridge Park totals 9.32 acres and features a gymnasium, auditorium, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, woodshop, and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers three baseball fields, playground, tennis courts and walking path.Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, auditorium, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in seasonal sports, cheerleading, aquatics, lacrosse, model car making, furniture building and repair, woodcraft, pottery, ceramics. On the cultural side, the park offers theater.After school programs are offered throughout the school year, and during the summer, youth attend the Park District’s popular six-week day camp. Specialty camps are offered in the summer as well, and include Theater Camp.

In addition to programs, Ridge Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as holiday-themed events.

Ridge Park was the first of five Beverly neighborhood parks created by the Ridge Park District, one of 22 independent park boards consolidated into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Soon after its 1908 establishment, the Ridge Park District began a search for park property. Enthusiastic residents advocated the purchase of property along Longwood Drive, already the site of "fine homes set in spacious grounds." The park district's board of commissioners agreed, and in 1911 and 1912 purchased 9.32 acres of property, including a small, city-owned park. The new park was named Ridge Park for the tree-studded ridge that runs along the park's western boundary, the one-time shore line of glacial Lake Chicago. John Todd Hetherington (1858 - 1936) was a Canadian-born architect who lived in the Beverly neighborhood served as a member of the Ridge Park Board of Commissioners from 1911 to 1913. Hetherington had originally recommended another local architect, Arthur Foster, to design the park. In 1912, however, the other board members asked Hetherington to take on the project. Hetherington created an original plan including a small field house, outdoor swimming pool, wading pool, and a running track. Constructed in 1913, the building and athletic facilities were all surrounded by a restful landscape of trees, shrubbery, flowers, lawns, and walks. The fashionable Beverly district grew dramatically during the 1920s, and by late in that decade, Ridge Park was in need of a much larger field house. By this time, John T. Hetherington had formed a partnership with his son Murray D. Hetherington (1891 - 1972). The Ridge Park District commissioned Hetherington architects to design a much larger brick fieldhouse for the park. They retained a part of the old field house as the auditorium, incorporating some of the room's original features such as its trusses. They also built the addition around the outdoor swimming pool, which then became an indoor aquatic facility. In addition to the indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, auditorium and club rooms, the building also provided a home for the John H. Vanderpoel Memorial Art Gallery, a collection of some 500 works by American painters and sculptors. The Vanderpoel collection was assembled to honor the contributions of Beverly resident John H. Vanderpoel (1857-1911), who taught painting at the Art Institute for more than 30 years and who, with his mentor, Art Institute Director, W.M.R. French, helped to make Beverly a culturally-rich community. Most of the works displayed were donated by the artists themselves out of respect for Vanderpoel's genius. Ridge Park includes a number of monuments to veterans of various wars. In the early 1990s, the park district grouped these together in a single memorial area when the community sought to recognize Beverly resident and U.S. Marine Corps Captain William J. Hurley (1963-1991), who died while on a training mission during the Desert Storm conflict.

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