Summer Picnic


Date: Sunday, July 29th

Time: 1-4pm  

Location: Irene C. Hernandez Picnic Grove at LaBagh Woods

RSVP: General Admission ($15) | Penn State Student Admission (Free) | Sponsor a Student ($20)

Save the date for Penn State Chicago's annual Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 29th, at the Irene C. Hernandez Picnic Grove within LaBagh Woods. Alumni, students, and Penn State supporters are invited to join us for a day of fun games, good food, and great company. We will also honor our scholarship recipients and give a Penn State farewell to our Chicagoland students as they head back to campus for the fall semester. Tickets to the event include food and beverages from DiLeo's Catering.


Please contact Caitlin Bencel with any questions.

Sponsor a Student

By sponsoring a student, you are covering the cost of the student's meal and gifts so they can attend the picnic free of charge. Please note that your ticket is not included in this sponsorship.


About LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods is an all-encompassing forest preserve. Winding through the center of LaBagh Woods, the North Branch of the Chicago River is the dominant feature of this Chicago Forest Preserve. North of Foster Avenue, this large area offers open space for games, picnic tables and shelters, gravel trails for walking, hiking and biking, and quiet natural areas to reflect and watch birds.


Getting to the Irene C. Hernandez Picnic Grove

The grove is conviently located at 4500 W. Foster Ave, just off the split of I-90/94! From I-94, take the exit for Foster Avenue (41C or 42 depending on direction.) The grove is also conveniently located off of the CTA 92 Foster Bus, which stops in front of the grove at the intersection of Foster and Kilbourn.