Clubs & Organizations

Interested in listing your Club or Organization in the Park Forest Recreation & Parks brochure? The Park Forest Recreation & Parks brochure is mailed to all households in Park Forest. Contact Carolyn Hoff at 708-748-2005 or email to discuss advertising opportunities and rates.

Summer 2018 Brochure

Garden Club of Park Forest
The Garden Club of Park Forest was founded in 1954 and will celebrate its 64th anniversary in August. The club is instrumental in the advancement of gardening, conservation and promotion of civic beautification and related philanthropies. Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified at St. Mary’s Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest.  

We welcome persons to come, join us, and learn about gardening from Master Gardeners and other well versed gardeners in a friendly environment. Membership is open to men and women from the surrounding suburbs. For more information call 708-747-3847.

League of Women Voters of The Park Forest Area

The Park Forest Area of the League of Women Voters (LWV) welcomes all persons (female and male alike) who are interested in promoting responsible government at any level. Good government does not happen without active citizen participation. The LWV studies issues, gets to know public officials, observes public meetings, lobbies on issues, registers voters and provides many educational services including candidates’ forums. The LWV does NOT support parties or candidates, but deals only with issues. We continue to support and lobby for increased school funding.

Anyone interested in the LWV should write to Diane Hodges or Barbara Moore at P.O. Box 782, Park Forest, IL 60466. Visit our website at

Park Forest Historical Society
The 1950s Park Forest House Museum, 227 Monee Road (St. Mary’s) is open Wednesday and Saturday 1-3:30 pm, “Boomer Toys & Dolls” exhibit into summer; village history available. Adults $5; 12 and  under free. Park Forest Archive, 227 Monee Road, is open Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, or by appointment, Jane Nicoll, 708-481-4252.  Seeking volunteers for the museum or to work on the archive collection. Five local history programs each year are free and open to the public. September 23, 2018 program to be announced. Visit for information, to donate and for volunteer opportunities.

Friends of Thorn Creek Woods
Join Friends of Thorn Creek Woods and support the 985 acre Thorn Creek Nature Preserve and its Nature Center. Formed in 1969, Friends efforts ensured permanent protection for this unique open space enhancing Park Forest and the region. Friends volunteers build and repair trails, create exhibits, monitor species, staff the nature center, lead programs, and raise funds for programs and improvements. Members enjoy a quarterly newsletter and sponsor Earth Day, plus Spring and Fall meetings. Annual family membership is $20 or $50 for an organization; life membership is $200. For more information: 708-747-6320;;; P.O. Box 32, Richton Park, IL 60471.