Ridge Park

  • 9625 S. Longwood Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60643 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours: ,
  • Park Supervisor: Dan Ryan
  • 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

Apparition Intrusion

Apparition Intrusion

Location Notes: Ridge Park Cultural Center

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Vanderpoel Collection

Vanderpoel Collection (1)

Location Notes: 9625 S. Longwood Drive

Descriptors: Indoor, Painting

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 CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Ridge Football/Soccer

Ridge Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Descriptors: Grass

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 PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Chicago Plays Renovation - Fall 2013

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Ridge Park Pool

Ridge Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)747-0402

Descriptors: Indoor, ADA Stairs, ADA Lift

4/3/ - 6/11 Ridge Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 3/27/2017 - 6/12/2017

Ridge Tennis Courts

Ridge Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Ridge Wood Shop

Ridge Wood Shop

Location Notes: 1817 W. 96th St.

Events

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of  April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

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
Acting at Ridge 178159InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 10pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
$0
Adult Swim at Ridge 178175OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4:15pm
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 178207InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 193083InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/04 16:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 178208InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/05 14:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 193084InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Aquatic Exercise I - Water Walking at Ridge 178206InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/07 14:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ridge 178271InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/08 18:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 178329InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 178330InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 178331InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Ridge 178395InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$31.00
Ballet - Beginner at Ridge 178452InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 6y 4m Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$25.00
Baseball at Ridge 178498InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Basketball - 3 on 3 League at Ridge 178516Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 9pm
$14.00
Basketball at Ridge 178687InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 22:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$24.00
Bitty Basketball at Ridge 178792InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$39.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Advanced at Ridge 178895InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
$75.00
Ceramics (Special Recreation) at Ridge 197813InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/05 20:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Ceramics at Ridge 178911InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 8 but less than 9Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Ridge 178906InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$55.00
Ceramics at Ridge 178907InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$75.00
Ceramics at Ridge 178913InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 4 but less than Coed2017/04/04 20:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Ridge 178912InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 10 but less than 12Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Ridge 178908InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$55.00
Ceramics at Ridge 178910InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 8Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$39.00
Dodgeball at Ridge 179135InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 21:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Family Ceramics at Ridge 179187InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 15:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$39.00
Family Swim at Ridge 179206OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/04/03 19:00From April 3, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Family Woodcraft at Ridge 179216InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$30.00
Floor Hockey at Ridge 179284InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Fun With Food at Ridge 179354InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$24.00
Golf at Ridge 197811InstructionSports - GolfAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Gymnastics at Ridge 179403InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Gymnastics at Ridge 179402InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 17:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$24.00
Indoor Soccer at Ridge 179692InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Indoor Soccer at Ridge 179693InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/05 19:45From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:45pm to 3:30pm
$24.00
Indoor Tennis at Ridge 179695InstructionSports - TennisAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 22:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$24.00
Kiddie College at Ridge 192873InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 18:00From April 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$60.00
Lap Swim at Ridge 179833OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 18, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
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 179972InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/09 15:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 179973InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/09 16:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 179971InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 21:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 179967InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 179969InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 179970InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 179966InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 20:30From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 179968InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Ridge 180315InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Ridge 197809InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3Coed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Ridge 180314InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 10:45am
$24.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Ridge 180313InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 15:15From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10:15am to 11am
$24.00
Play Production at Ridge 180605InstructionCulture and Arts - Theater18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm
Each Thursday from 7pm to 10pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Ridge 180674InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$24.00
Sculpture Open Studio at Ridge 180722OpenCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/07 18:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$34.00
Senior Swim at Ridge 180929OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
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 180937InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/05 14:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$34.00
Sewing at Ridge 180938InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 9 but less than 12y 3m Coed2017/04/05 20:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$33.00
Sewing at Ridge 192867InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$33.00
Soccer at Ridge 181059InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Stretching at Ridge 192870InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
Stretching at Ridge 197808InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:45am
$0
T-Ball at Ridge 181280InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
TEAM Sports at Ridge 181354InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 22:00From April 3, 2017 to June 17, 2017
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:15pm
$35.00
Teen Swim at Ridge 181449OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/06 01:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 181631InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/09 17:00From April 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 181626InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/03 15:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 181627InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 181629InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/05 15:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 181628InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 181632InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Ridge 181630InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/04/08 17:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 181685InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/09 18:00From April 9, 2017 to June 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 181678InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 181681InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 14:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 181680InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 16:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 181679InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 14:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 181686InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 193027InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 16:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Ridge 181684InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 15:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level III at Ridge 181707InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/08 00:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Ridge 181738InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$24.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Ridge 181737InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/07 20:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Tot Spot at Ridge 181779OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 3m Coed2017/04/07 15:45From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10:45am to 11:30am
$25.00
Track & Field at Ridge 181812InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2017/04/06 20:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Walking Club at Ridge 197812OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2017/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:45pm
$0
Woodcraft at Ridge 182081InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/04/04 21:30From April 4, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 182082InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 13, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$55.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 182083InstructionCulture and Arts - WoodworkingAt least 10 but less than 15Coed2017/04/05 21:30From April 5, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$30.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 182084InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/04/05 23:30From April 5, 2017 to June 14, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$55.00
Woodcraft at Ridge 182085InstructionCulture and Arts - Woodworking18 and upCoed2017/04/06 23:30From April 6, 2017 to June 15, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$55.00
Yoga at Ridge 192875InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2017/04/04 18:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$0
Yoga at Ridge 192876InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/04 23:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Yoga at Ridge 182132InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/08 14:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Youth Swim at Ridge 182185OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
16" Softball League at Ridge 195099Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/06/11 15:30From June 11, 2017 to August 6, 2017
Each Sunday from 10:30am to 4pm
$221.00
16" Softball League at Ridge 195098Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upMale2017/06/05 23:30From June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$221.00
Adult Swim at Ridge 195127OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Adult Swim at Ridge 195127OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Adult Swim at Ridge 195127OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 17:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Each Sunday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:45pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from Noon to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:45pm
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ridge 195227InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Ridge 195228InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 8pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 195258InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 195259InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Ridge 195260InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/06/24 17:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$30.00
Baseball - Cubs Rookie League at Ridge 195323InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 18:30From June 20, 2017 to July 27, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 3pm
$0
Basketball League at Ridge 195419Team_LeagueSports - Basketball18 and upMale2017/06/12 23:00From June 12, 2017 to August 14, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 10pm
$221.00
Basketball League at Ridge 195418Team_LeagueSports - Basketball30 and upMale2017/06/13 23:30From June 13, 2017 to August 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$221.00
Basketball League at Ridge 195420Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 15Male2017/06/01 23:30From June 1, 2017 to July 27, 2017
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
$58.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Ridge 195490InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$81.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Ridge 195488InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5pm
$49.00
Ceramics - Wheel - Beginner at Ridge 195489InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/06/22 23:00From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$68.00
Ceramics at Ridge 195498InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/06/20 19:30From June 20, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4pm
$49.00
Ceramics at Ridge 195499InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/06/22 18:30From June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$39.00
Ceramics Camp at Ridge 196016CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/06/26 18:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 3pm
$49.00
Day Camp at Ridge 195674CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$381.00
Family Swim at Ridge 195931OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Swim at Ridge 195931OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Family Swim at Ridge 195931OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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
From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
From August 7, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Gymnastics Camp at Ridge 200065CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 14Female2017/08/07 19:00From August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 2pm to 4pm
$47.00
Lap Swim at Ridge 196334OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/06/19 12:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Each Sunday from 9am to 10am
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:45pm
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
Learn to Swim at Ridge 196556InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 23:00From June 19, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 196555InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 196553InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/06/23 23:00From June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 196554InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/24 15:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 10am to 11am
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Ridge 196552InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/24 16:00From June 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$30.00
Play Camp at Ridge 196840CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$163.00
Sports Camp at Ridge 197082CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/08/08 15:00From August 8, 2017 to August 17, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
$58.00
TEAM Sports at Ridge 197181InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/06/19 22:00From June 19, 2017 to September 4, 2017
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
$35.00
Teen Swim Female at Ridge 197296OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Female2017/06/19 21:00From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Teen Swim Male at Ridge 197304OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Male2017/06/20 20:15From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$0
Tennis Camp at Ridge 197363CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/06/26 14:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10:30am
Each Friday from 9am to 10:30am
$27.00
Tennis Camp at Ridge 197362CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/06/26 15:30From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Friday from 10:30am to Noon
$27.00
Youth Swim Female at Ridge 197721OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Female2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Youth Swim Male at Ridge 197726OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Male2017/06/19 20:15From June 19, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Monday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Each Friday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$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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