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

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.

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LaGrange Road Widening Construction Update
Latest Update:
On Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10 IDOT will be shifting traffic to the west side of LaGrange Road north of 135th Street. Please use caution with the new lane transitions. IDOT will be shifting traffic to the west side of LaGrange Road south of 159th Street the week of July 14. Temporary traffic signals will all be operational between 158th Street to 143rd Street by July 11. The water main along the west side of LaGrange Road is complete and the contractor is finishing individual water service connections. Temporary lighting continues to be installed. Additional work throughout the corridor includes retaining wall construction, storm sewer construction, earth work, grading and road construction. All work is weather dependent. Questions may be directed to Updates, as they become available, will be posted on IDOT’s website as well as the Village of Orland Park’s site at

LaGrange Road (US Route 45) is a north-south arterial highway that travels through the center of the Village of Orland Park, small portions of the Village of Orland Hills, along the western edge of Tinley Park and parts of Palos Park. It is a primary roadway that provides access to shopping and employment as well as access to Interstate 80.

Scope of Work
A closure will take place at 171st Street between LaGrange Road and 94th Avenue beginning June 2014. A detour route will be posted. The length of the closure shall not exceed 21 calendar days.

Anticipated Work
Retaining wall excavation and construction
Pavement, curb and gutter and median removal
Storm sewer construction which includes crossing LaGrange Road
Excavation for temporary pavement construction between 161st and 167th

143rd- 159th
Retaining wall excavating and construction
Water main construction-from 147th- 151st
Construction of temporary traffic signals and lights
Excavation for temporary pavement construction

Creek Drive-143rd
Retaining wall excavation and construction
Storm sewer construction which includes crossing LaGrange Road
Temporary pavement construction from 135th Street to north end of project
All work is weather permitting

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

Dragonfly Hike
1 pm, Saturday, July 26

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th Street
Lemont, IL 630-257-2045
Enjoy the diversity of dragonflies and observe their flight patterns. Take a closer look by learning how to catch and release responsibly.

Mill Creek Summer Nights
Thursday, July 31, 5-8pm
Stop by & stroll our mall at 131st & LaGrange to find new stores, free entertainment & great deals. Great harvest Bread will be offering freshly grilled bread slices, Great Clip will feature their Sexy hair Products Line and the new women’s boutique will be holding special events and promotions weekly. They also have casual dining options in the strip, including Retro Pizza Café, Subway, El Gallo, Mizu Sushi House & Oberweis Dairy for dessert!

Sounds of Summer
1 pm Sunday, August 3

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th Street
Lemont, IL 630-257-2045
Listen to the orchestra of insects and birds and learn how they use sound to communicate.

Summer Movie in the Park - "Lego Movie"
Thursday, Aug. 14

Free outdoor movie on the Village Green, 8901 W. 123rd Street. Sponsored by Comcast. Grounds open at 8pm, movie at dusk

Hummingbird Festival
8:30 am – 3 pm Saturday, August 16

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 W. 111th Street
Lemont, IL 630-257-2045
Celebrate the beauty of hummingbirds and join us for hummingbird games, viewing and a demonstration of how the birds are banded for tracking and research purposes.








Village Council
Mon. July 28 has been cancelled

Palos Fire Protection District
Mon., August 4th at 7:00 p.m., Kaptur Administrative Center

Council Meeting
Monday, August 11 at 7:30



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