Ridgeville Park District Programs http://www.ridgeville.org Ridgeville Park District's mission is 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 is a park district and public agency in south Evanston, Illinois (not a part of the City of Evanston's park and recreation department). 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. 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.