founded in 1914


 
 
 

 

Village of Palos Park Welcomes!
The Village of Palos Park is a charming bedroom community nestled in the midst of dense wooded land. A wonderful place to live and raise a family in a natural environment.  We love this town for its profound natural features, where hills, creeks, and ravines abound. Large, aged oak trees line our streets and properties.  Our one-acre zoning in residential areas has been vital in maintaining these natural assets, and the community members actively work to maintain our “pastoral setting, rural splendor.” 
 


 

Autumn in the Park Festival
Village of Palos Park
Centennial Celebration

Plans are underway for the centennial celebration "Autumn in the Park Festival 2014". Two action packed days are planned for September 19 and 20, complete with live entertainment, Centennial Parade, Chili contest, BBQ rib competition and so much more. Great fun for the whole family. More information

 

 

Centennial Gala
Friday, November 7, 6:30pm
Cog Hill Country Club


Join us in celebrating Village of Palos Park Centennial year as the village acknowledges those who have played an important role in creating the charming community that we call home.  DOWNLOAD to print INVITE ►


 

Mayor John Mahoney, Commissioner Polk and Village Administrator Rick Boehm take the ALS Water Bucket Challenge.
See it on Facebook


2014 Fall Tree Planting Program
The Village of Palos Park will be offering the annual Fall Tree Planting program, which are planted through the Village’s Itrees.com program If you are interested in having a tree planted in the right of way in front of your home please call the Village Hall at 708-448-2700 to be put on the planting list, a tree selection list will be available for you choosing. Please note that trees as part of this program will only be planted on Village owned right of way. Trees will not be planted on State or County right of ways. Prior to the planting the Village Arborist will visit each site to make sure the requested tree has enough room to be planted and that the right species of tree has been selected for the spot.

Roundabout Research
The Village has contracted with a consulting engineering firm to develop a concept plan for the intersection of 86th Avenue and 123rd Street. The firm developed a initial concept for a modern roundabout that could add safety while addressing long-term traffic volumes at the intersection. This is only an initial stage, additional discussions will take place in the future. See the plan here ►

 

Ground Breaking on the Calumet-Sag Trail
Mayor Mahoney participates in the ground breaking of the much anticipated Calumet-Sag Trail which will connect 14 communities along a historic path along the Cal-Sag waterway.

View the Map ►
Learn More
Go to the website www.calsagtrail.org ►


LaGrange Road Widening Construction Update
Latest Update:
LaGrange Avenue Construction Updates
August 11, 2014-August 18, 2014

179th Street to 159th Street
Entrances off of LaGrange Road from 179th Street to 167th Street as well as 175th Street will be closed starting August 22, 2014. A detour route will be in place for the 175th Street closure. Permanent paving work will begin the 25th of August starting near 179th Street and moving north. Paving operations will be performed during the day. The contractor will be saw cutting the new pavement at the end of each day throughout the night. This is required for the proper performance of the new pavement. Work on retaining walls and storm sewers continue north of 167th Street in anticipation of the permanent pavement.

159th Street to 143rd Street
Storm sewer work continues throughout this segment, including crossing LaGrange Road. Temporary street lights have been installed and existing lights have been removed in anticipation of excavating and constructing temporary pavement. The contractor will continue to dewater the area at Marley Creek to install the necessary retaining wall and drainage structures.

143rd Street to Creek Road
The wall along the east side of LaGrange Road north of the rail road viaduct is nearly complete. The contractor will continue work on the retaining wall along the east side of LaGrange Road from 135th Street heading north.

Storm sewer work will continue throughout the corridor.

Questions may be directed to:
http://www.dot.state.il.us/US45lagrange/index.html. Updates, as they become available, will be posted on IDOT's website.


Public Works Department-Sprinkling Restrictions Reminder
Restrictive sprinkling rules are in effect during the summer. If you use the Village of Palos Park public water supply for lawn sprinkling, these restrictions apply. The restrictions are addressed in section 1046.27 of the Codified Ordinances. In addition to sprinkling only between the hours of 7am to 11am and 7pm and 12 midnight, odd/even restriction are now also to be followed.

If the last digit in your street address is odd you may sprinkle during the above hours, only on odd numbered calendar days. If the last digit in your address is even then you are restricted to sprinkling during these hours on even numbered calendar days only. For further information or questions please call (708)448-2700. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring an adequate water supply for everyone.


2013 Water Quality Report
This year, as in years past, your tap water met all USEPA and state drinking water health standards. Our system vigilantly safeguards its water supply, and we are able to report that the department had no violation of a contaminant level or of any other water quality standard in the previous year. READ THE REPORT ►

Fence Regulations Summary

►View the proposed Fence Regulations to be adopted by the Village Council


'Images of America' Palos Park

Images of America' Palos Park
by Jeannine Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of Palos Park

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of Palos Park in 2014, the Village of Palos Park and the Palos Park Public Library have partnered together to publish a book with Arcadia Publishing highlighting the fascinating history of Palos Park. The book, written by Palos Park librarian Jeannine Kacmar, features photographs and stories donated from private collections of local residents, businesses, and organizations. The book is available for purchase for $21.99 at the Village Hall and the Palos Park Library. Call the library (708-448-1530) or the Village Hall (708-671-3700) for more information.

Resident Information

Village of Palos Park T-shirts

Show your support for
The Village of Palos Park!
Shirts available at the Village Hall for $7
Sizes: Youth Med to Adult XXL

Centennial Support
To celebrate our Centennial year, the Village has a limited supply of Centennial items for purchase at Village Hall. Coffee mugs are $4.50 and lapel pins are $3.00.
 

Village Welcome Sign up for Adoption on Southwest Highway
Please contact the village office at 708-448-2700 if you or your business or organization is interested in adopting a Village Welcome sign. This would entail planting flowers, weeding and decorating for Christmas time.
Mailbox Replacement Program
Since 2000, the Palos Park Beautification Committee has been beautifying Palos Park with a great selection of replacement mailboxes. Delivery and installation is included, as well as removal of the old mailbox and post. We do all the work! All proceeds benefit Palos Park  Download the brochure ►

Pedalers in Palos Park

Pedalers in Palos Park
To help in this effort, we would like input from the Palos Park community on bike safety issues on our streets. MORE

Download local Bike Map ►

Memorial Benches in Palos Park

Beautify Palos Park with a Bench Memorial
Palos Park Beautification Committee is offering limited quantity of these high quality park benches with memorial plaque to village residents. MORE

Village of Palos Park Community Calendar

BIG Rummage Sale
Friday and Saturday, August 29th and 30th 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy
http://www.thecenterpalos.org/
JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING The arena is filled with a huge assortment of house wares, hardware, sporting goods, kids toys, craft items, clothes, books, audio and video, and furniture!! You can also purchase hot dogs and refreshments provided by our Palos Heights Kiwanis Club. 

Electronic Recycling
Aug. 30, 9am to 2pm
Kaptur Administrative Center

Sponsored by Palos Orland Conservation Committee and Village of Palos Park.

Village Offices Closed
All Village offices and Library will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day Holiday.

BARN DANCE: A Family Night of Music and Fun at the Farm!
Saturday, Sept. 6th, 5:30 – 9pm
Rain or shine at the Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Hwy
http://www.thecenterpalos.org/
A wonderful evening planned you won’t want to miss our annual Barn Dance! We build a wooden floor over the indoor arena, and have live music from the band Pop Element who will keep the dance floor hopping and the fun happening! You can come and dance, sing, or just listen and socialize. Hotdogs and root beer will be sold from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The barns will be open to visit the animals until dusk, and hayrack rides around the farm and the marshmallow bonfire will continue all evening long. Tickets are $8 per person. Proceeds from the evening benefit the camp scholarship fund.

The Palos Park Senior Club
Monday, Sept 8, 11am

Speaker Kathryn Nicholson, a registered Physical Therapist. During this time, participants will learn how to improve their balance and decrease their risk of falls. As winter is approaching, she will share information on winter safety and fall prevention. Handouts with very useful information will be given to all participants. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call  708.480.4103. No lunch will be served at this meeting.

The Great Food Debate
Tuesday, September 9th, 7:00 p.m.
at the Library

Join Chicago authors (The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats) Bull Garlington and Lt. David “Biscuit” Haynes, as they loudly debate the pros and cons of Chicago’s favorite foods. Their spirited food feud will ring through the ages as the final argument to resolve the most important and pressing issues of the region’s victuals: Where do you get the best ribs? What makes a perfect Italian sandwich? Join the conversation and let your voice be heard! Register online at palosparklibrary.org/programs.htm or call the library at 708.448.1530.

Autumn In The Park Festival
Friday, September 19th 5-10:00 PM Saturday, September 20th 11:00AM
parade along 123rd Street
12:00-10:00PM - Festival grounds open Village Green.
See all the details at www.autumnintheparkfestival.org

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