DISCOVER Gage Park IN Gage Park
Located on the Southwest Side, this 25-acre park began development in the early 1870s, with initiatives led by neighborhood residents championing its expansion all the way through the 1920s. Today, if you visit the Gage Park fieldhouse, you’ll spot a large mural celebrating Lithuanian culture and the immigrants who led the improvement efforts in the early twentieth century. Gage Park serves as a nautical training site for competitive rowers, and offers the Park Kids after school program, American Sign Language club, Senior Club and seasonal sports. The Gage Park neighborhood is home to many Chicago families, with eight elementary and middle schools, and one large high school.Explore the park
GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Tuesday, August 11 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)
Toni Mono FlowWatch Performance
Toni Mono is a spoken word, hip-hop artist who uses his wordplay and wordwork called Monoism to propagate truth, peace, and unity. Trained by Lyric Mentoring, Year Up Chicago, Hip Hop Detoxx, and Chicago Area Project, Mono uses his skills to mentor youth in language, artistic expression, and life skills, with a focus on empowering communities through hosting, facilitating, and performing at peace-centered events. He is the founder of MonoFest, a multi-event festival to manifest openness and unity.Like Support
COMMUNITY PARTNERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Many of our Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks partner organizations are engaged in powerful, on-the-ground work in service of their communities. Explore the links below to learn how you can get involved in building a more just and equitable Chicago.