The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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In addition to being the center of Oak Park’s municipal administration, Village Hall is historically significant in Oak Park’s efforts to achieve racial integration and community stabilization during the 1970s.
New projects are under development throughout the community, but the downtown area will be especially active. Parking and traffic will be affected as these and other major projects bring substantial investment to the Village.
With the new school year now underway, Oak Park police are urging motorists to stay alert — especially when driving in school zones. Police also have stepped up their presence near schools and along walking routes.
Now that the nearby parking garage has closed, the valet parking service will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The stand is on Lake Street, just east of Forest Avenue.
Resident Beat Officers live in the Village and keep their finger on the pulse of their assigned beats by hosting safety programs at schools and neighborhood meetings.
With an estimated 30,000 coyotes currently living in Illinois, like it or not, coyotes are a permanent fixture in Oak Park. But seeing one does not necessarily mean a dangerous situation.
The Oak Park Sculpture Walk is back for a third season with 12 pieces installed in pedestrian-friendly sites in the Hemingway District along Oak Park Avenue from Lake Street south to Pleasant Street.
A sample from a trap in Oak Park tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to avoid being bitten and eliminate breeding sites.
The Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through Nov. 1 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St.
Bicyclists under age 17 are required to wear a helmet, but enforcement focuses on education rather than punishment.
Each block may schedule two block parties per year, but since some weekends fill quickly, plan early to get preferred dates.
A new study commissioned by the Village will focus on ways to bring bike sharing and other bike-related practices and infrastructure such as bicycle boulevards to Oak Park.
Village Hall recognized
Redevelopment coming
Driver caution urged
Valet parking
RBO Program
Sharing the hood
Sculpture Walk
West Nile Virus threat
Farmers' Market open
Helmets required
Block party tips
Bike plan
  • In addition to being the center of Oak Park’s municipal administration, Village Hall is historically significant in Oak Park’s efforts to achieve racial integration and community stabilization during the 1970s.
  • New projects are under development throughout the community, but the downtown area will be especially active. Parking and traffic will be affected as these and other major projects bring substantial investment to the Village.
  • With the new school year now underway, Oak Park police are urging motorists to stay alert — especially when driving in school zones. Police also have stepped up their presence near schools and along walking routes.
  • Now that the nearby parking garage has closed, the valet parking service will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The stand is on Lake Street, just east of Forest Avenue.
  • Resident Beat Officers live in the Village and keep their finger on the pulse of their assigned beats by hosting safety programs at schools and neighborhood meetings.
  • With an estimated 30,000 coyotes currently living in Illinois, like it or not, coyotes are a permanent fixture in Oak Park. But seeing one does not necessarily mean a dangerous situation.
  • The Oak Park Sculpture Walk is back for a third season with 12 pieces installed in pedestrian-friendly sites in the Hemingway District along Oak Park Avenue from Lake Street south to Pleasant Street.
  • A sample from a trap in Oak Park tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Public Health officials are urging residents to take precautions to avoid being bitten and eliminate breeding sites.
  • The Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday from opening day through Nov. 1 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St.
  • Bicyclists under age 17 are required to wear a helmet, but enforcement focuses on education rather than punishment.
  • Each block may schedule two block parties per year, but since some weekends fill quickly, plan early to get preferred dates.
  • A new study commissioned by the Village will focus on ways to bring bike sharing and other bike-related practices and infrastructure such as bicycle boulevards to Oak Park.

Don't Miss

  • Oaktoberfest Returns

    Oaktoberfest, the two-day outdoor event in downtown Oak Park, will return on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. The festival will feature live music, food and craft beer, as well as kids activities. For more information on the event, visit www.oaktoberfest.net.

  • Pedal Oak Park

    Pedal Oak Park is a series of guided bicycle tours visiting 22 buildings designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Two-hour tours start at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 28. Click here for more information.

  • Eye on the Ike

    Community members are urged to stay informed about IDOT's proposals to reconstruct the Eisenhower Expressway. Click here for more information on the project, the largest major reconstruction of the Ike since it was built in the 1950s.

  • Oak Park Farmers' Market

    The Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 24 through Nov. 1 in the Pilgrim Congregational Church parking lot, 460 Lake St., one block west of Ridgeland Avenue. Click here for all the details.