June 11 starting at noon, food around 1:00
Harper's Ridge Picnic area on Hawthorn Parkway in the Cleveland Metroparks

We are having a free Illini appreciation picnic! Games, burgers, and all the sides! Please bring your friends and family.

We'll have shelter, grills, picnic tables, a volleyball court, horseshoes, swings, and a restroom facility. There is also access to hiking too!



  • Wear Illini clothing or colors
  • The club will furnish hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, buns, toppings & condiments, soft drinks, and chips. Optional - Attendees may bring a side dish (e.g., baked beans, potato salad, fruit salad) or dessert to serve 6-10 people.
  • The club will also provide plastic tablecloths, plates, napkins, utensils, cups, and ice
  • Electric outlets available for slow cookers
  •  Large picnic tables in an open shelter for dining, but you may want lawn chairs
  • We will have a volleyball for the court, but attendees are encouraged to bring other recreation/activities gear (cornhole, kid's games)
  • The event is rain or shine
  • Click here for directions

Free to Illini and guests, but you must RSVP! Deadline June 6th

  • RSVP should include a count of adults/teens plus kids under 13
  • Specify any vegetarians for veggie burgers
  • CLICK HERE to RSVP by the deadline of June 6th

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer call Brad's mobile at 440-525-0756.