Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Virtual Tour 2020


Loyola Park

From boxing to cheerleading, hip-hop, and woodcraft, Loyola Park is known for its diversity and quantity of programming. It is particularly noted for its Special Recreation programs for people with disabilities, including training for Special Olympics and after-school Park Kids programs. The park is also home to artist Lynn Takata’s “Windform,” an abstract concrete sculpture designed for visitors to sit, climb, and play on. Located in the East Rogers Park community, the park abuts Loyola University to the south and Lake Michigan on the east.

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GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Tune in Friday, August 14 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)

Glenwood Dance Studio

Glenwood Dance Studio

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Located just blocks from Loyola Park, Glenwood Dance Studio offers classes for a variety of styles and experience levels—currently both in-studio (with masks!) and live online. As a non-profit organization, they are committed to fostering a warm and welcoming community for students to expand their knowledge and deepen their appreciation of dance, and to keeping class fees affordable for all.

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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.

Centro Romero

Centro Romero

This community-based organization serves the immigrant and refugee population on the northeast side of Chicago with interrelated programs including youth learning and leadership, family services (encapsulating the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Public Benefits Program, and the New Americans Initiative), adult education, and legal services.

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Family Matters

Family Matters

Family Matters partners with youth and families in northeast Chicago to address and overcome structural racism and systemic oppression. All programs are grounded in the belief that developing strong relationships, meaningful communication, and safe environments facilitates personal and collective justice, and courageous social change.

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Loyola Park Advisory Council

Loyola Park Advisory Council

The Loyola Park Advisory Council is an volunteer-run collaborative partner with the Chicago Park District, entrusted with the creation and support of programs and events for Loyola Park. LPAC is best known for its annual Artists of the Wall festival, in which hundreds of artists come together to paint overs six hundred feet of lakefront wall in celebration of creativity and community.

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Over the years, we’ve loved getting to know the people and places that make each community an essential part of the fabric of our city—and, everywhere we go, sampling delicious foods. Support small businesses, and check out a few of our cast and crew’s favorite spots to eat.

Ethiopian Diamond


Life’s Sweet




Lead Support

Art Works

Additional Support Provided By

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

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