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.”
Theatre at the Metra Depot
Sunday, August 2, 6:30 pm
‘A Play About a Dragon’
Load up the car with the family and friends for an exciting outdoor theater production featuring A Play About A Dragon by Steph DeFerie
Synopsis…A troupe of traveling players happily believe they have volunteered to perform their play about slaying a dragon for King Stanley The Stern… that is until they realize they have actually volunteered to slay a real dragon! This play is full of humor, excitement, thrill, danger, laughter, and true loveWhat more could you ask for? After all it is a play about a dragon.
Outdoor Theater at the Palos Park Metra Depot – 123rd Street and 82nd Ave. Lot opens at 6:30 pm – show at 7:30 pm, Fee: $10 per car (pay at the door) Bring your lawn chairs for seating. Concessions available.
2015 Fall Tree Planting Program
The Public Works Department takes care of the trees located in the right of ways along Village owned streets and trees located on Village properties. Each year residents are given the opportunity to have one tree planted in the right of way in front of their home through the Fall Tree Planting Program. The trees are planted through the Village’s itrees.com program. If you are interested in having a tree planted please call the Village Hall at 708-448-2700 and request to be put on the Fall Tree Planting List. Requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th. Get all the information by clicking here >
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!
LaGrange Road Widening
SCOPE OF WORK:
There will be a lane closure for southbound traffic from approximately 158th Street to 163rd Street today beginning at 2:30 p.m. Listed below are the scheduled closures for roads between 159th Street and 147th Street
Lowes Driveway (just south of 156th St.)
Thursday July 23
152nd Street (driveway entrance to Orland Park Place/Olive Garden) Friday July 24
150th Street (driveway entrance Toys R Us)
Monday July 27
148th Street (driveway entrance Mall Entrance Sign)
Monday July 27
The closures are necessary for mainline paving and driveway construction. The duration of the closures will be for 21 days. All businesses along LaGrange Road will be accessible.
Temporary lane closures are permitted throughout the day except between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. There will be times when the contractor will be working both night andday. Instances may occur when temporary lane closures may extend past 2:30 p.m. to allow the contractor to complete a certain phase of work. Saturday work is permitted. No lane closures are allowed on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
As a reminder, irrigations systems are the responsibility of the business/property owner and are not part of the JULIE locating system. Irrigation systems located within the existing or proposed ROW or easements need to be identified and in some cases relocated by the business/property owner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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 as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at www.orlandpark.org.
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.
Recycling trucks pick up your recycle toters on an every other week basis based on your address. Click here to download printable schedule for easy reminder.
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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