A Professional Municipal Operation

The Village of Park Forest prides itself on the input that its citizens contribute to local government. The community operates under the Council/Manager form of government in which a Village President and six Trustees, all elected on an at-large basis, form the elected Board. A Village Manager is appointed by the Village Board of Trustees to carry out the day-to-day operations.

Exceptional municipal services provided by the Village of Park Forest include Police, Fire, Recreation & Parks, Public Works (streets, sidewalks, plowing, water, and sewer), Community Development (permits, inspections, housing) and Economic Development. Park Forest operates one of the few municipal health departments in Illinois, complete with home and public healthcare services. It boasts a three-minute average response time to fire/EMS calls. The Village crime rate is significantly lower than most municipalities in the five-county Chicagoland region. Park Forest drills, processes and distributes its own well water, supplying high-quality, purified softened water. Diversity has long been a term associated with Park Forest. For decades, the Village has embraced the concept of an integrated community. A Community Relations Director oversees the local housing market and handles complaints related to housing and employment discrimination. Working with the Village’s Commission on Human Relations, the Community Relations Director strives to promote positive interaction among all Village residents.

Important Numbers

Village of Park Forest
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466 708-748-1112
Business Hours:
Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Water and Recreation & Parks Departments open until 8:00 pm on Monday Nights Only
Community Relations 708-748-1112
Public Information 708-748-1112
Police Department
Administrative &
Non-Emergency 708-748-4700
Fire Department Administrative &
Non-Emergency 708-748-5605
Public Works 708-503-7702
Health Department 708-748-1118
Recreation and Parks 708-748-2005
Aqua Center (seasonal) 708-503-7729
Freedom Hall 708-747-0580
Golf Course 708-747-0303
Nature Center 708-748-6320
Recreation Center 708-748-1468
Tennis & Health Club 708-481-6060
Building Inspections 708-503-7703
Economic Development 708-748-5902

Comcast Cable 866-594-1234
Commonwealth Edison 800-Edison-1
Nicor (gas) 888-642-6748

Illinois Toll Roads 630-241-6868
Illinois Department of Transportation
PACE 847-364-7223
Metra 312-322-6774

Other Services
Historical Society 708-748-3731
Public Library 708-748-3731

Downtown Park Forest
Management Office 708-503-8153
Housing Authority 708-503-7734

District 162 708-748-0100
District 163 708-748-7050
District 194 708-755-0022
District 201U 708-367-8310
District 227 708-679-5800


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