To qualify for the Resident discount, you must live within the district boundaries.

Planning a party?

Ridgeville rents its indoor facilities for parties and special functions.
The main studio in the Community House is $85 per hour; the Kamen Field House is $65 per hour. Alcohol is not permitted on the premises. Click HERE for rental request form!


Ridgeville occasionally has seasonal part-time positions available to view availablity, go to Click HERE to apply online!

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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.

Click HERE for the full Story of Ridgeville!

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.

Ridgeville Parks

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!

Ridgeville Budget

Click Here to see the 2017-2018 Total Compensation/Transparency Requirements. 

Click Here to see the 2016-2017 Levy Ordinance.

Volunteer Opportunites

For information about volunteering at Ridgeville Park District, please click here!

Employment Opportunities

For information about current job openings, please click here!