Palos Park Welcomes You!
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.”
PALOS PARK presents
VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING
DECEMBER 6, 2013, 4:00 pm -9:00 pm
Village Green and Recreation Center
- 8901 West 123rd Street
better way to welcome in the Holiday
Season than with neighbors, family
and friends at this new Village
event. As the Holiday Market opens,
the grounds fill with the
anticipation of Santa’s arrival as
he and Mayor John Mahoney illuminate
the Village Tree. This event has
something for everyone.
Schedule of Events
4:00 pm - Holiday Market opens
Outdoor Heated Tent
Holiday Gifts & Favorite Holiday
businesses & food vendors
Voting for Community Tree
Decorating Contest - 6:00 pm
Bon Fire& Local Musical
Entertainment - 6:45 pm
Village Green - 6:45pm
Santa Arrives & Official Tree
Hayrack Rides provided by The Center
Visits with Santa
HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN THE PARK
Be a Part of the
Holiday Lights in the Park Participate in the
Community Tree Decorating Contest You Could Take
Home a Grand Award. Judging takes place by public
vote during the Village Tree Lighting and Holiday
Market on Friday, December 6 between 4:00 – 9:00
Here is all you do:
- Contest is
open to all Palos Park residents,
businesses, and groups.
- Fill out the
application to adopt a live 6-foot
tree, with lights, and already in a stand.
- Return the application to the Recreation
Center with the $25 fee. $15 for Non- profit
- Trees will be located at the Recreation
Center 8901 West 123rd Street.
- Decorating Tuesday, November 26 - 5 p.m.
on Thursday, December 5 to be eligible for
- Winners will be honored with a special
- Awards given to 1st – 3rd place winners.
- Trees will be on display until Friday,
Dec. 27 and need to be de-decorated by Jan.
Be a Part of the
Holiday Lights in the Park - Participate in the Home
Decorating Contest. Here is all you do:
- Contest is
open to all Palos Park residents.
- Fill out the
application and return to the
Recreation Center with a $10 fee.
- Houses need to be ready by December 15,
- Judging will take place the week of
December 16, 2013.
- 1st – 3rd place winners announced on
January 13 at the Village Council meeting.
- Winners awarded commemorative plaques.
- Pictures taken of the winning homes and
featured in the Village of Palos Park
America' Palos Park
Kacmar, the Palos Park Library, and the Village of
Now on sale
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 will be
available for purchase for $21.99 at the Village
Hall, the Palos Park Library and at the author
signing on December 6th at the Village Tree Lighting
& Holiday Market. Call the library (708-448-1530) or
the Village Hall (708-671-3700) for more
As the Village looks
forward to their Centennial Anniversary in 2014, we
are sure to expect an even better festival.
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IDOT Route 45
Reconstruction and Widening Project
Based on increased traffic demands that have caused
safety and operational concerns, the Illinois
Department of Transportation will be improving US
Route 45 (LaGrange Road) from 131st Street to 179th
Street in Cook County. The project traverses the
Villages of Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Park &
Tinley Park. For the latest information go to
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. Thank you to
everyone that has donated thus far. We are pleased
to announce that we have already raised $300.00. 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.