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Community Relations

  1. 1950S PARK FOREST HOUSE MUSEUM

    April 15, 2021 - September 7, 2021

    The museum is decorated in summer colors. Aqua Center history display up. Call to verify exhibit. Watch for possible regular hours resuming. The 1950s Park Forest House Museum represents an original Park Forest home, furnished as it might have been from 1948-1953, the first five years of Park Forest occupancy. When visiting, please park in the small lot by the flagpole and knock on the door next to the museum sign. This is the only way volunteers will know you are there. Adults: $5; children 12 & under free, with paying adult. Questions? Call Jane Nicoll, Museum Director, 708.481.4252 or email through the website. www.parkforesthistory.org.

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  2. FARMERS’ MARKET

    May 2, 2021, 7:00 AM - October 31, 2021

    Celebrating 47 years, every Saturday morning from May through October, the Main Street Market has something for everyone. Rain or shine, fresh garden and produce is available as well as bakery goods. In addition, your favorite local businesses set up shop under their awnings with baubles, artwork, garden ornaments, candles, and more! Come to the Market to meet friends, chat, browse, have breakfast or lunch, and shop. Local civic groups can give demonstrations, hold fundraisers and other events at no charge but must be registered in advance. A sample of vendors this year includes: Flammin’ Hotties, selling chili; Miss Mary’s, famous butter cookies; dairy products by Oberweis; Maureen’s, herb basket, and many more. For more information, call Margaret Lewis, 708.748.2005 or visit the Park Forest Farmers' Market Facebook page.

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  3. RECEPTION & ART EXHIBIT: “CREATIVE VISUAL VERSATILITY”

    July 6, 2021, 12:00 PM - July 31, 2021, 4:00 PM

    Join us for this FREE reception with food & music, while you meet the artist and her inspiring exhibit. MaryAnn Grajek, Multi-Media Artist, will exhibit her artwork. Reception depends on COVID restrictions. For more information, contact Patricia Moore, 708.833.5108 or Bev Szaton, 708.703.7806 or visit www.salonartistsgallery.com

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  4. 2021 MAIN STREET NIGHTS PRESENTS To Be Determined

    July 28, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Village Green

    For weather related changes or cancellations, please call 708.283.5647 or for general inquiries, 708.748.2005

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  5. SUNSET SOIREE

    July 31, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Village Green

    We are so excited to announce our 2nd year hosting an all new Dining Experience, On the Green in Park Forest. Let’s paint the DownTown this year with “All-White. This themed event, entitled, “Sunset Soiree, Dining with Class”! It’s a classy, out-door dining experience, happening right in our DownTown Park Forest. Each participant will be required to purchase a meal package, as their entry fee ($15-35). The package will include food from Poppin’ Plates (appetizer, salad, and entrée), dessert, and one bottle of wine per table. Your food of choice for the evening, as well as, your choice of wine will be pre-ordered when purchasing your ticket package. No outside food, beverage, liquor, or wine will be allowed. We’ll have LIVE entertainment, a DJ, a special guest, and much more. Invited band: Delivery Point. Get ready to experience something special in Park Forest! Questions? Email Evelyn Sterling-Randle, Community Relations Coordinator, erandle@vopf.com or call, 708.283.5621.

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Sustainability

  1. Plastics Free July

    July 28, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

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  2. Plastics Free July

    July 29, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

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  3. Plastics Free July

    July 30, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

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  4. RecycleFest

    July 31, 2021, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Intersection of Main Street & Orchard Drive

    RecycleFest is back! Recycle your electronics, TVs ($20 per TV), bikes, eyeglasses, prescription drugs, clothing, shoes, trophies, American Flags, and styrofoam. PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT accepting plastic bags or paper for shredding

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  5. Plastics Free July

    July 31, 2021, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

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