What is Ridgeville Park District?
Ridgeville is a park district and public agency in south Evanston, Illinois. Named after a historical settlement around present-day Ridge Avenue, Ridgeville is dedicated to enriching the lives of its residents and neighbors through a variety of services.
Is Ridgeville part of Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Department?
No. Ridgeville is a separate governmental agency based exclusively in south Evanston. In 1939, residents voted to set aside a portion of their property taxes for a separate, local park district that would meet their need for accessible green space and cultural opportunities. Because we’re a public agency, Ridgeville events are always free, and our classes and camps are always affordable, with special subsidies for RPD residents.
Not sure if you’re a resident? See a map of Ridgeville’s parks and district boundaries.
Ridgeville Park District's Mission
To enhance the quality of life, to promote a strong sense of community and contribute to the health of our citizens, community and environment by providing safe, attractive parks, opportunities to build community, and a diverse, challenging set of arts and recreational programs.
Seven parks, covering over 14 acres of parkland in south Evanston. See the map!
Free Public Events
Outdoor concerts, Shakespeare in the park, Bike the Ridge, and seasonal events for kids. See what’s next!
Camps and Classes
Arts and recreation opportunities for all ages, all year round, with discounts for RPD residents. Take me there!
The Ridgeville Farmers’ Market
Bringing fresh produce and community atmosphere to South Evanston every Wednesday, spring, summer and fall. Find out more!
Ridgeville Board of Commisioners
Ridgeville is governed by a board of five elected commissioners who set policy for its operation and maintenance. Meet the Board!
Board meeting are held monthly. The next meeting is Thursday, January 12 at 7:45pm.
Click here to see the 2016-2017 Total Compensation/Transparency Requirements.
Click here to see the 2016-2017 Levy Ordinance.
For information about volunteering at Ridgeville Park District, please click here!
For information about current job openings, please click here!