A Letter from the Mayor of Palos Park

Mayor John Mahoney


It is a very exciting time here for the Village of Palos Park as we celebrate our Centennial year. The Village was founded in a heavily forested area containing an abundance of fertile farmland. Over the past ten decades, this wooded landscape and its tranquil streams have provided refuge for those seeking a peaceful sense of community. While we, as a community, have progressed into the modern era, we still hold dear the historical legacy of this Village and the legacies of those before us, and have maintained the unique, natural setting that is not so easily found today.

In light of this Centennial milestone, there have been events throughout the year celebrating the different aspects of Palos Park. There are also plenty of upcoming events including Nature Walks at Sagawau Nature & Learning Center, a Movie in the Park on the Village Green, and a Bike Hike through the natural settings offered by the Palos community among others. Event detail are available here. In regards to biking through the community, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Cal Sag Trail to you. Once construction has been completed, the trail will be 26 miles long stretching from Route 83 in Lemont to the Burnham Greenway near the Indiana border. The western segment of this new trail from Cicero in Alsip through Palos Heights, Palos Park and Cook County Forest Preserve out to Route 83 will be completed by Fall of 2014.

With autumn quickly approaching, the Village is excited to be hosting its annual Autumn In The Park Festival on Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th. This event has continuously grown over the past few years and has drawn people from all over the Chicago Southland. As the summer winds down, make sure to stop by the Village Green to celebrate Palos Park’s Centennial year with family, friends, and neighbors. You are also welcome to visit the festival website at www.autumnintheparkfestival.org or call 708-671-3700 for more information.


Kaptur Administrative Center
8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Main: 708-671-3700 
Email: General Information

Webmaster |   Site Map  |  Privacy
© All Rights Reserved, Village of Palos Park