Welcome to the Village of Palos Park website
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.”
Wednesday, July 8 – It will be Christmas all day at the Palos Park Recreation Department! Fitness classes will workout to holiday music, favorite movies on the big screen and the Village Green will be full of the WHITE STUFF?! Holiday hats, sweaters and snow gear allowed! Join us later in the evening with the Palos Park Fire District as they hook up the “snow” machine (its really bubbles made from Dawn dishwashing soap) and wear your swim suits to jump through the snow and get hosed off later! 50 cent Snow cones, games and fun prizes! Look for the schedule of events at the Recreation Department!
National Hot Dog Day
Head on down to the Village Green on Thursday, July 23 starting at 5pm for hot off the grill $1 hotdogs with all the fixings. Enjoy music by “Take Two” and the 2nd Annual Pet Parade. Save room in your stomach to enter the Watermelon Eating contest – there is a category for all ages. Can’t wait to see you there.
Palos Park Voted Top Suburbs in Chicago to Live!
We couldn’t agree more! Take pride that the Village of Palos Park has been recognized as one of the 5 top Chicago suburbs to live in. Based on livability factors of Amenities per capita, Standard of living, Total crimes, Violent crimes, High school graduation rate, Average commute time. Click for the list!
Also In The News!
Our very own Frangella’s Italian Deli and Grocery was ranked extremely high for its beef sandwich in the latest poll for the best by ABC Chicago News. See the juicy results here.
Autumn in the Park Festival
September 18 & 19
Autumn in the Park Festival Featuring Live Music, Parade, Great Food, Chili and BBQ Contest and so much more. This two day event has something for everyone!
Restrictions on Lawn Sprinkling May 16 – September 15
Per Village Ordinance 1046.27: Automatic Irrigation Systems can only be set between 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 5:00 a.m. on any day of the week. Sprinkling by hand should be between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on any day of the week. If the Village activates Emergency Water Conditions lawn sprinkling or irrigation systems shall be permitted only on an odd/even basis (odd calendar days if the last digit in the street address is an odd number and even calendar days if the last digit in the street address is an even number) between the aforementioned hours.
Have your RPZ Valve Tested
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires All RPZ Valves to be tested annually. Whether the RPZ valve is connected to Lake Michigan water or a Private Well water source all valves are required to be tested. Please have your RPZ Valve tested no later than September 15, 2015. A plumber who is registered with the Village of Pa-los Park, licensed by the State of Illinois and certified in back-flow inspection, testing, and repair must complete the testing. The test results should be mailed or faxed to the Public Works Department, 8999 W 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL 60464, Fax number 708-448-9542.
Smart Meter Installation in Palos Park
ComEd has installed more than one million smart meters across Illinois. ComEd anticipates starting the Smart Meter installation in Palos Park in June, 2015. Customers who have smart meters installed at their homes can enjoy the following benefits:
-Access to online energy-management tools, high-usage alerts and weekly reports summarizing daily electricity usage to help manage electric bills.
-The option to enroll in ComEd’s Peak Time Savings program, and earn a credit on electric bills by voluntarily reducing electricity use when it is most in demand.
-Fewer estimated bills, and smart meters help eliminate the need for a meter reader to visit your home.
For more information, please visit Com Ed’s You Tube, “The Power of Smart Meters” https://youtu.be/55rL97yfpe8
Electricity Aggregation in Palos Park
Eligible residents and small businesses in Palos Park will continue electricity supply rates with MC Squared Energy Services. Palos Park residents are projected to save up to 6%1 on the supply portion of their electricity bills through June 2015. As an added bonus, Palos Park residents and small businesses have the opportunity to participate in the 100% Green Power Program for a small additional charge. CLICK to LEARN MORE
Wood Chips Delivery in 2015
Public Works Department can take of residents who wish to receive wood chips during the 2015 Chipper Season. Read more…..
BRANCH CHIPPING NEW FOR 2015
Starting in JUNE – the Chipping Crew will start on the west side of the Village and move east during June, August and October. The Chipping Crew will start on the east side of the Village and move west during April, May, July, and September. Please do not place branches on the right of way until the weekend before the chipping date. During the winter, please move back any branches off the street and out of the right of way.
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.
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