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Bates Park
Lincoln St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Bates Park is one of three parks near the intersection of Lincoln and Ridge. Among the larger parks in northeasternMore Evanston, Bates Park features athletic fields, a playground and a fieldhouse with restrooms. Parking near this park is relatively simple due to the fact that another park is the only thing across the street.
Leahy Park
Lincoln St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Leahy Park is one of three parks near the intersection of Lincoln and Ridge. Located in a quiet part of northeasternMore Evanston, the park is popular with long distance runners from the neighborhood. The park is fairly large and features a playground, several fields and a baseball diamond. Plenty of free, on-street parking is available.
Fullerton Park
Lincoln St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Fullerton Park is one of three parks near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Ridge Avenue. The smallest of theMore three, Fullerton Park is largely featureless save for a few trees and a small hill. Its secluded location and lack of parking or amenities make it a rarely visited park.
Alexander Park
Ridge Ave & Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201
Alexander Park, located in central Evanston, is a playground and park with a small play area, chess tables andMore park benches around its walkway. Since this park is nestled between Ridge and Asbury Avenues, it can often be difficult to find nearby parking.
Grey Park
Main St & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Grey Park is a medium-sized park in central Evanston. Ringed in by homes and apartments, it's a popular park withMore locals. Features include a small playground as well as an amphitheater where local theater companies perform Shakespeare in the Park during the summer months.
Ridgeville Park
South Blvd & Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Ridgeville Park has been opened in Evanston since 1939. Farmer's Markets often set up here, so depending on the day, itMore can be a bustling center of activity or a quiet place to eat lunch or read. There are benches and picnic tables as well as an open field. A small, free parking lot is also available at this park.
Tallmadge Park
Ridge Ave & Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201
Tallmadge Park is a beautiful park with an array of features. Local art is featured on the train station wall, whichMore creates a truly unique ambiance. A large playground is available for families, and the park also includes a large field with soccer goals set up, a basketball court and plenty of benches. Alcohol is not permitted.
Fireman's Park
Simpson St & Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Fireman's Park is located on Simpson Street just east of Ridge Avenue. The park is dedicated to the memory of the fallenMore firefighters of Evanston, three since 1905. In the park there is a large memorial monument encircled by benches, and two playground structures with a set of swings. A small neighborhood park, Fireman's Park is perfect spot to sit and read, or or to bring kids, who will enjoy the playground equipment and large vintage fire truck on display.
Trahan Park
Ridge Ave & Monroe St, Evanston, IL 60202
This small park offers mostly open field, perfect for blanket picnicking. Lining the park are beautiful flowerMore gardens. There are a few benches, as well, making this a nice place to sit and relax with a book or have lunch.  
City of Evanston Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Depar
2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department, formally known as the Parks/Forestry and RecreationMore Department, works with numerous programs and facilities throughout the city. It runs summer camps and classes, farmers markets, public concerts and movies, and senior programs, just to name a few. The Department aims to make Evanston a more "green" community, and is working to educate residents by raising awareness and hosting workshops on ways to reduce the city's carbon footprint.  The Department director is Doug Gaynor.
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