Specializing in the Distinctive Area Between Urban and Suburban Living VILLAGE INFORMATION

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Here are the most popular places to visit in the Oak Park-River Forest area as well as the city of Chicago.


OAK PARK

Parks
Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex
Gymnastics and Recreation Center
Paul Hruby Ice Arena
West Suburban Special Recreation Association

Transportation
12 Minutes West of Downtown Chicago via I-290
CTA Green Line and Blue Line "El"
Metra Union Pacific West Line Commuter Rail
Conveniently Situated near O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport

Points of Interest
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Unity Temple
Ernest Hemingway Homes & Museum
Oak Park Conservatory
Cheney Mansion
Historic Pleasant Home

Some of the Events of Oak Park
Block Parties
Farmer's Market
A Day in our Village
Summer Music in Scoville Park
Family Fitness Classes in Scoville Park
Sidewalk Sales
Festival Theater
Taste of Oak Park
Arts and Crafts Show
Annual Frank Lloyd 5k Run
Annual Friends of the Oak Park Library Book Fair
Halloween Trick or Treating
Cemetery Walk
Chrysanthemum Showcase
Turn-of-the-Century Christmas Tours
Historic Pleasant Home Holiday Open House
Annual Poinsettia Holiday Open House 
Harrison Street Gallery Walk
Cheney Mansion Holiday Open House
Light Up Our Village
Annual Ice Show Extravaganza
Oak Park Conservatory Annual Garden Walk
Nineteenth Century Club House "Painted Lady" Walk
Oak Park Spring Conservatory Open House
A.S.I.D Showcase House
Kitchen Walk
Herb and Scented Plant Sale
Silent Movies on the Porch
Thursday Night Out
Earth Fest
Sculpture Walk
Cheney Mansion Orchid Show and Garden Sale
Art in the Park
4th of July Parade
Wright Annual House Walk
Oak Park and River Forst Children's Chorus Concert
Oaktober Beer Fest
Craft Beer Festival

Village Services
Oak Park Village Hall: 123 Maidson, 708-383-6400
Oak Park Post Offices: 901 Lake, 708-848-7901, 1116 Garfield, 708-848-6561
Oak Park Police Department: 123 Madison, 708-848-6561
Oak Park Fire Department: 100 N. Euclid, 708-386-3800
Oak Park Library: 834 Lake, 708-383-8200
Park District of Oak Park: 218 Madison, 708-383-0002

RIVER FOREST

Transportation
15 Minutes West of Downtown Chicago via I-290
20 Minute CTA Green Line "El" ride to Downtown Chicago
Metra Union Pacific West Line Commuter Rail
Pace Bus Routes 305, 310, 317, 318, 320
Convienantly Situated near O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport 

Points of Interest
Dominican University
Concordia University

Some of the Events of River Forest
Block Parties
Rotary Day Food Truck Rally
Zero Waste Campout
Zombie Jamboree
Family Fireside Halloween
Young Adult Bingo
Cemetary Walk
Holiday Tree Trimming Along Lake Street
Holiday Jazz Concert
Santa Express Train Ride
Kitchen Walk
Foreign Film Forums
Annual Charity Lemonade Stand
Memorial Day Parade

Village Services
River Forest Village Hall: 400 Park, 708-366-8500
River Forest Post Office: 401 William, 708-366-5986
River Forest Police Department: 400 Park, 708-366-5986
River Forest Library: 735 Lathrop, 366-5205
River Forest Community Center: 8020 Madison, 708-771-6159

CHICAGO

Transportation
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago METRA
PACE Bus Service
Regional Transportation Authority

Attractions
Adler Planetarium
Art Institute of Chicago
Auditorium Theater
Burnham Harbor
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Field Museum
John Hancock Observatory
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Millennium Park
Museum of Contemporary Art 
Museum of Science and Industry
Navy Pier
Second City Theater
Shedd Aquarium 

Chicago Sports Teams
Chicago Bears: Solider Field
Chicago Blackhawks: United Center
Chicago Bulls: United Center
Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Field
Chicago Fire: Toyota Park
Chicago Sky: Allstate Arena
Chicago White Sox: Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago Wolves: Allstate Arena

Some of the Events of Chicago
Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival
Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show
Chicago Restaurant Week
IKC Dog Show
Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Chinese New Year Celebration
Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier
Randolph Street Market Festival
Chicago Improv Festival
C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Pilsen Food Truck Social
Printers Row Lit Fest
Taste of Randolph
Chicago Pride Parade
Taste of Chicago
Pitchfork Music Festival
Lollapalooza
Chicago Craft Beer Fest
Chicago Marathon
The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Christkindle Market

NEIGHBORHOOD OF GALEWOOD

Parks
Amundsen Park
Rutherford Sayre Park
Galewood Park
Shabbona Park
Riis Park

Local Services
36th Ward of Chicago: 6934 W. Diversy: 773-836-0036
29th Ward of Chicago: 5253 W. Madison: 773-261-4646
Chicago Police Department District 25: 5555 W. Grand, 773-378-4122
Chicago Post Office: 5258 W. Grand, 773-622-2845
Galewood-Mount Clare Library: 6871 W. Belden, 312-745-0165


FOREST PARK

Transportation
CTA Blue Line "El"

Some of the Events of Forest Park
Holiday Walk and Festival of Windows
Holiday Preview
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Spring Wine Walk and Shop
Summer Nights on Madison
Taste of Forest Park and Sidewalk Sale
Viva Italia
A Celebration of Fathers
Dog Days of Summer
No Glove National Softball Tournament
Madwomen
Forest Park Fire Fighters Assoc. Local 2753 Annual Charity Walkj/Run
Forest Park Music Fest
Forest Park Flapper Ghost Casket Race
Fall Wine Walk and Shop

Local Services
Forest Park Village Hall: 517 Des Plaines, 708-366-2323
Forrest Park Post Office: 7555 Jackson, 708-366-7171
Forest Park Police Department: 517 Des Plaines, 708-366-2425
Forest Park Fire Department: 7625 Wilcox, 708-366-1234
Forest Park Library: 755 Jackson, 708-366-7171
Historical Society of Forest Park: 7501 Harrison, 708-232-3747
Forest Park Community Center: 7640 Jackson, 708-771-7737


ELMWOOD PARK

Transportation
Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line

Some of the Events of Elmwood Park
Taste of Elmwood Park
Concerts in the Park
Farmer's Market
Fall Fest
Fire Department Safety Fair
National Night Out/Neighborhood Watch
Elmwood Park Fitness Fair
Amateur Boxing Fight Night
Community Chorus

Village Services
Elmwood Park Village Hall: 11 Conti Parkway, 708-452-7300
Elmwood Park Post Office: 7300 Fullerton, 708-453-4390
Elmwood Park Police Department: 7420 Fullerton, 708-453-2137
Elmwood Park Fire Department: 7420 Fullerton, 708-452-7300
Elmwood Park Library: 1 Conti Parkway, 708-453-7645
Park District of Elmwood Park: 11 Conti Parkway, 708-452-3935

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