The Oak Park logo is registered with the Patent and Trademark Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the State of Illinois. The logo is used to signify that the item to which it is affixed is official communications from the municipal government of Oak Park. As a legally registered mark, federal and state law expressly prohibit its use or alteration in any form not approved by the municipal government of the Village of Oak Park.
The symbol depicts a stylized tree built from human figures linked together to form a community. The image is meant to suggest the outreaching and supportive role of Village government.
Created and first used in the mid 1970s, the current version is an update of the original logo and was introduced in the late 1990s. The update to the logo included a new type style for the words Oak Park and was meant to provide a distinctive forward-looking appearance built on a traditional foundation. The color green was chosen as the signature color because Oak Park is a community named for a place filled with trees. The dark gray color used on the name Oak Park assures legibility.
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