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.”
Allied Waste – Toter Delivery
have been informed by our Waste Management Company
that the new garbage and recycle toters will be
delivered on April 24 and April 25.They will start
on Thursday and deliver Thursday route and when
Thursday is finished they will move right into
Rid Litter Day
Rid Litter Day in Palos Park - Saturday, April 26th
at 9:00 am
Did you know an estimated 51 billion pieces
of litter wind up on America's roads and roadsides
every year, according to the non-profit group Keep
America Beautiful? Sad but true. YOU CAN HELP!
Join in the annual village-wide “Rid Litter”
Day on Saturday, April 26th. Meet at 9:00
a.m. in front of the Village Recreation Center, at
which time gloves and bags will be distributed.
Service hour forms can be signed at that time.
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of Palos Park Centennial Celebration
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the
incorporation of the Village of Palos Park. The
village is providing a year long list of events to
mark the historic occasion. Included in the calendar
is the Concert in the Park, Autumn in the Park
Festival and the 100th Anniversary Party. The actual
incorporation date was October 31, 1914. Village of
Palos Park will mark the date with a time capsule
and Public Art Dedication. Please help us celebrate!
Centennial Calendar ►
To the right, Mayor
Mahoney at the Centennial Park Dedication which took
place on March 20, 2014 at 123rd and Will Cook Road.
of America' Palos Park
Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of
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.
KIDS ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST!
Deliver posters to Kaptur Center by Thursday, April
24th at 1:00 PM. Theme: "Who are our trees in Palos
Park?" Colored pencils, crayons or markers on 11" x
17" poster paper. Ages: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, $25
1st place for each category. Prizes awarded after
the 1:00 PM Arbor Day Program on Sunday, April 27.
Fence Regulations Summary
View the recommendations from the Ad Hoc Fence
County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation
Natural Disasters Affect You?
County is preparing a hazard mitigation plan to
reduce the risks from natural hazards and to
guide decision makers as they commit resources
to reducing the effects of
Hazards of Concern Include:
Severe weather (extreme heat, lightning,
hail, fog and wind)
Severe winter weather
Dam and levee failures
survey and tell us what you know. Go online to take
For more information, visit our project website at
Show your support for
The Village of Palos Park!
available at the Village Hall for $7
Sizes: Youth Med to Adult XXL
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.
PALOS PARK 9/11
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New
York is a national tribute of remembrance to honor
the men, women, and children killed in the terrorist
attacks. The Village of Palos Park is hoping to
raise $1,000 so that “The Residents of Palos Park,
IL” will be represented through its support with a
granite paver that will create an elegant walkway
leading to the 9/11 Memorial in NY. If
you would like to donate any amount to this cause,
the Village will accept cash or a check made payable
to the Village of Palos Park.
Welcome Sign up for Adoption on
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.
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
Pedalers in Palos Park
To help in this effort, we would like input from the
Palos Park community on bike safety issues on our
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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
BRANCH CHIPPING BEGINS
Chipping Service for public owned residential streets begins at the east
end of the village and continues west until all streets have been
EASTER EGG ROUNDUP AT THE FARM:
Saturday, April 19
Children's Farm, 12700 Southwest Hwy
Advance Tickets Required Tickets available for 10:00, 10:30, 11:00,
11:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon,12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 p.m.
$22 per child (no charge for adults or older siblings) Children, age 9
and younger, accompanied by parents, are invited for a special day of
decorating an egg from the chicken coop, visiting the bunnies, riding a
horse, seeing the farm animals wearing their best Easter bonnets,
meeting the Easter Bunny, and finding a colored egg in the Easter
Bunny's Magic Forest!
The Early History of Chicago
Tuesday, April 22nd, 7 p.m.
Chicago hosts two of the most historic franchises in major league
baseball and Palos Park resident and author John Freyer will prepare
Chicago baseball fans for a new season of the “National Pastime” with an
unique visual historical tour of the city’s rich baseball heritage.
Book Discussion at the Library
Wednesday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the library.
Join us for a discussion about authors and their work. Book to be
discussed this month is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel J. Brown.
The Palos Fine Arts Foreign Film
Friday, April 25
Join us for two FREE showings: 1pm and 6:30pm. of "Amour" at Palos
Heights Library Meeting Room, 12501 S 71st Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463.
127 minutes, Rated PG 13
Rid Litter Day
Saturday, April 26th, 9 am
Meet at Palos Park Recreation Center
Litter Fact: In the U.S. an estimated $11.5 billion each year is spent
on litter cleanup, according to Keep America Beautiful. Litter is
poising our planet. Every litter bit hurts. Every little bit helps.
Pitch in! Together, we can eliminate litter in Palos Park. Please join
in the annual village-wide “Rid Litter” Day on Saturday, April 26th. We
will meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Village Recreation Center, at
which time gloves and bags will be distributed. It is estimated that
over 2 tons of garbage has been collected over the past 12 Rid Litter
Days in Palos Park. Thank you in advance for your participation.
22nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration
Sunday, April 27, 1 pm
Kaptur Center, 8999 W. 123rd Street
'Who Are Our Trees in Palos Park' presentation by the Village of Palos
Park and Garden Guild 1. Presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 3699,
followed by Mayor Mahoney.