Evanston is located just north of Chicago, Evanston is diverse in many ways, much to the delight of its visitors and residents (population 75,000). Home to Northwestern University, Evanston has a variety of excellent higher educational opportunities, as well as a successful public school system. Evanston is also home to the world headquarters of Rotary International. Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.The Evanston Recreation Division's facilities include three community centers, a senior center, five public swimming beaches, plus a dog park and a dog beach. The Parks/Forestry and Recreation Department operates the Evanston Ecology Center and the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.