Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Virtual Tour 2020


Located in the Englewood community, Ogden Park totals 61 acres and features three playgrounds, a carousel, walking track, swimming pool, baseball diamonds, and basketball/tennis courts. It also has a special green amenity—a nature garden featuring native plants and trees. Ogden was one of ten revolutionary parks created in 1905 to provide relief to Chicago's overcrowded tenement districts. Offering a variety of valuable recreational, educational, and social services to their surrounding communities, these ten properties soon influenced the development of other parks throughout the nation.

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GREEN SHOW FEATURED: Tune in Monday, August 24 @ 5:30 P.M. (CT)

Alfreda Burke

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Soprano Alfreda Burke is a proud alum of Lindblom Technical High School in Englewood, and has been a member of First Menonite Church—a short walk from Ogden Park—for 48 years (of which, her father John served as pastor for more than 35). She is an opera, concert, and musical theater vocalist who has performed all over the world, including at Chicago Opera Theater, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and many more. Notable engagements include the PBS Special Hallelujah Broadway and the mayoral inauguration of the Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot.

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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.

Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce is to transform Greater Englewood into a popular commercial and retail destination by (a)dvising, (d)eveloping and (s)howcasing its established businesses and acting as a comprehensive economic development partner while creating a favorable social environment for chamber members.

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I Grow Chicago

I Grow Chicago works to grow Englewood from surviving to thriving. They serve more than 3,000 families every year with programs including mentorship, restorative justice urban farming, and food access.

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Imagine Englewood if…

By teaching local youth and their families healthy living, environmental awareness, and positive communication skills, Imagine Englewood if… strengthens and empowers the Greater Englewood community.

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R.A.G.E. Engelwood

The mission of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood is to mobilize people and resources to force a change in the community by breaking down barriers in communication and promoting positivity through solution-based approaches.

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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.

Kusanya Café

Coffee Shop



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Art Works

Additional Support Provided By

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

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