The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Block party season in full swing

The Village encourages block parties as a way to build community spirit, meet neighbors and have fun. Each block may sponsor two block parties per year, but the number of block parties on any given day must be regulated to ensure traffic flow. Since some weekends fill quickly, neighborhoods are urged to plan early to get preferred dates. A petition signed by at least 10 separate addresses on the block is required to schedule a block party. Approved petitions allow the neighborhood to close off a street to vehicle traffic for the entire day. Petitions must be returned two weeks before the date of the block party. Reserve a block party date and download the block party petition form on the Village website at For more information, call 708.358.5700 or email

Make it green…Oak Parkers are invited to go green at their next block party. Residents who sign up for a green block party receive a kit that includes compostable bags and pop-up waste sorting boxes with signage indicating what waste goes where. More information and an online sign-up form are posted at