The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Block parties more than just fun

The Village encourages block parties as a way to build community spirit, meet neighbors and have fun.

Each block may sponsor two block parties per year, but since some weekends fill quickly, plan early to get preferred dates.

A petition signed by at least 10 separate addresses on the block is required to schedule a block party. Approved petitions allow the neighborhood to close off a street to vehicle traffic for the entire day.

Petitions must be returned two weeks before the date of the block party.

For more information, call 708.358.5700 or email An information packet is posted at

Make it green…Oak Parkers are invited to go green at their next block party.

Residents who sign up for a green block party receive a kit that includes compostable bags and pop-up waste sorting boxes with signage indicating what waste goes where.

Blocks hosting a green block party also can sign up for free demonstrations on butterfly gardening, organic lawn care and reducing food waste, as well as schedule guided tree walks for a fee or organize a free self-guided tree walk with supplies provided by the Village’s Forestry Division.

More information and an online sign-up form are posted