Feb. 15, 2021 - Oak Park's snow emergency parking rules are now in effect. Enforcement will begin at 10 p.m. and stay in place until conditions improve.
Village Hall, 123 Madison St., also will be closed for in-person services on Tues., Feb. 16 - click here for information on other services options. In addition, refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week due to the winter storm.
After a two-inch snowfall, parking is prohibited on designated snow routes and restricted to one side on all other streets, the side determined by the date.
Parking on streets not designated a snow route is restricted to one side from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in residential areas and from midnight to 8 a.m. in designated commercial districts. Park on the even-address side of the street on even dates and on the odd-address side on odd dates.
If you usually park on a designated snow route, you must move your car to a side street while the snow emergency parking plan is in effect so that the way can be cleared to ensure safe passage by emergency response vehicles, such as fire engines, ambulances and police.
Emergency snow parking rules override standard daytime restrictions such as for street cleaning.
Snow routes include Augusta Boulevard, Austin Boulevard, Chicago Avenue, Division Street, Garfield Street, Harlem Avenue, Harrison Street, Jackson Boulevard, Lake Street, Madison Street, North Avenue, Oak Park Avenue, Ridgeland Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Wisconsin Avenue from Madison Street to the emergency entrance of Oak Park Hospital (see map below).
Officials recommend planning where you park at night to meet the rules for the following morning. Residents also are asked not to park in alleys, which may impede plowing.
The same rules apply in designated commercial districts, but from midnight to 8 a.m. More details are available on this website.
Officials also ask residents to please ensure their vehicles are not blocking the public way in an alley as it makes it difficult for plows to proceed.
For the latest status of the parking situation, call 708.358.7669 for a recorded message.
Information also is cablecast on VOP-TV available to Comcast subscribers on channel 6 and AT&T subscribers on channel 99. In addition, information will be posted via the Village's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
More information on the snow emergency parking rules is posted on this website.