News Flash

Posted on: June 26, 2020

My Street Nights! - Live Music Coming to Park Forest This July!

My Street Nights!

Some live music coming to Park Forest this July!

Calling out around Park Forest are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street (and the park!)

We miss seeing you at Main Street Ni...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Celebrate Great American Campout on July 24-25 in Your Own Backyard

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The Great American Campout will not be happening this year in Central Park, but the Recreation & Parks Advisory Board is encouraging residents to celebrate Great American Campout on July 24-25, 2020 in their own backyards.  

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Village of Park Forest - Parks & Playgrounds Phase 4 – Restore Illinois Plan

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PARKS MAINTENANCE

During the COVID-19 health crisis, the Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health has continued serving the community while remaining fiscally responsible by reducing expenses and managing resources. This has included a reduct...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Ms Adina's Thursday Art Moments

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Every Thursday join Ms Adina for different art projects you can complete at home with your little ones. Click on link below or visit https://www.facebook.com/pfrecandparksVideo Links: June 25, 2002 project is inspired by glass sculpture creator...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Thorn Creek Nature Center Upcoming Programs

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Thorn Creek Nature Preserve trails are open to the public and visitors are urged to adhere to the state’s guidelines for their safety and the safety of others.

Thorn Creek Nature Center will remain closed to the public. The previously scheduled p...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Recreation, Parks & Community Health Offers New Summer 2020 Programs

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Recreation, Parks & Community Health is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable recreation experience as possible by offering these  "no contact" programs.  Click on the link below for a list of programs. For more infor...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Recreation, Parks & Community Health - Opening Schedule

The Village of Park Forest is following Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents. The following information is subject to change based on new information. Please visit www.villageofp...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Park Forest Beautification Awards Committee Seeking Property Nominations

The Park Forest Beautification Awards Committee is seeking property nominations for the 2020 Beautification Awards. The Committee needs your help to make this season a great success! Nominate Park Forest properties, including your own, that are examples o...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Free Trees Available to Park Forest Residents

The Village of Park Forest has free trees available to residents.

Pick up a free tree or two from Village of Park Forest Recreation and Parks yard located at 75 Park Street. The trees can be found along the outside fence line for a no-contact pick...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Recreation, Parks & Community Health - April 7, 2020 Update

In compliance with Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, Village Hall and all Village operations are closed through the end of April.  This includes all Recreation, Parks & Community Health facilities and programs.  As th...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

2020 Easter Egg-stravaganza Event Cancelled

Due to the current state of COVID-19 and the order from Governor Pritzker to shelter-in-place, the 2020 Easter Egg-stravaganza event has been cancelled.

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Closure of Facilities Includes Playgrounds, Basketball and Tennis Courts

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The Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Health’s closure of facilities includes playgrounds and basketball and tennis courts.  For your own health, the health of our children and others, residents are asked to keep children of...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Using Parks and Open Spaces While Maintaining Physical Distancing

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) prepared the following statement in support of the safe use of parks and open spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak. As of March 27, 2020, more than 1,000* organizations have signed on to voice support.

Con...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Services to be maintained despite Village Hall temporarily closed to public starting March 18, 2020

Services to be maintained despite Village Hall temporarily closed to public starting March 18, 2020.

In response to rising concerns related to the coronavirus, Park Forest leaders today announced that Village Hall will temporarily close to the public begin...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Facility Closures and Suspended Programs as of March 16, 2020

As a public health precaution, the Village of Park Forest, Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health has made the decision to close its public facilities and to suspend all programs effective 10:00 pm, March 16, 2020 to help limit public gath...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Free Breakfast & Hot Lunch Program- March 17-24 2020 11 am-2 pm at Central Park

Program Update - March 24 at 9:25 AM · - We regret to inform you that due to the current state of COVID-19 and the order from Governor Pritzker to shelter-in-place, food service at Central Park has been suspended. Please be safe and stay health...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Recreation facilities to close, programs canceled through March 30

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Park Forest’s Recreation, Parks, and Community Health Department has released the following statement related to upcoming facility closures and programming cancellations in response to the coronavirus.As a public health precaution, Park Forest&a...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Park Forest Aqua Center 2020 Early Bird Rates on Sale March 11-June 11, 2020

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Park Forest Aqua Center Early Bird Membership Rates go on saleMarch 11, 2020 to June 11, 2020.  Members of the Park Forest Aqua Center enjoy being a part of a special community at a great value!

Members receive the following benefits:

*Enjoy one of...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Cancelled - Health is Wealth 2020 Fair - April 7, 2020 - 10 am to 2 pm

Due to the current state of COVID-19 and the order from Governor Pritzker to shelter-in-place, the Health & Wealth 2020 Fair has been cancelled.

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Hand washing tips: How to clean your hands to protect against coronavirus.

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The best line of defense against getting the flu, a cold or
coronavirus is to wash your hands. Click on the link below for more information. 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-wash-your-hands-to-protect-yourself-from-coronavirus/ 

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

The Garden Club of Park Foret Meeting - March 11 at Noon

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The GARDEN CLUB OF PARK FOREST March meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2020 beginning at noon.  Located in the Church of St. Marys, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest.  Light refreshments will be served.  Our speaker will be Brittney Hogan...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Park Forest Tennis & Health Club - Session 4 Tennis Lessons March 2, 2020 to May 2, 2020

Park Forest Tennis & Health Club290 Westwood Dr.Park Forest, IL 60466(708)481-6060www.villageofparkforest.com 

Two Ways to RegisterBy phone - contact the Park Forest Tennis & Health Club at (708)481-6060 

In person - at th...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Dee Alexander LIVE at Freedom Hall, Feb. 14

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Alligator Records Recording Artist, Billy Branch, was discovered by Willie Dixon, the "father of modern Chicago Blues” and began touring with the Willie Dixon Chicago All-Stars. Billy has played on over 150 different recordings, including 1...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Illinois Department of Public Health - Health Alert

IDPH Health Alert - 1/24/20 A confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been detected in a hospitalized patient in Chicago. Please click on the link below for more information.Novel Coronavirus 

For additional information or que...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Reminder - 2020 Park Permit Lottery - Saturday, February 1, 2020

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The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health will hold its Annual Parks Pavilion Permit Lottery on Saturday, February 1, 2020, beginning at 9 a.m. at Park Forest’s Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. The event is held each year to all...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: December 19, 2019

New Trips - Blue Man Group & Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway in New York City!

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health is offering two new trips - Blue Man Group and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway in New York City.  Details are listed below. For more information please call 708-748-2005. If you...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

First Day In Nature - January 1, 2020 10am-Noon

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Celebrate the new decade with a healthy start and reconnect
with nature after the busy holidays!The Park Forest Recreation and Parks Advisory Board invites you to join them in the “First Day in Nature” walk through the Central Park We...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Recycle Your Christmas Trees & Lights

Recycle Christmas Trees and Lights 2019

Recycle Your Christmas Trees & Lights

Starting November 25, 2019 through January 10, 2020, drop off your holiday lights at Park Forest Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. This drop off is sponsored by Gaby Iron and Metal.

Drop off your Christmas trees at t...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Teatro ZinZanni - March 15, 2020 Trip

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Enter a realm where reality and dreams converge; an experience unlike any other! Teatro ZinZanni is a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. Described as the “Kit Kat Klub on acid,&...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Four Winds Casino 2020 Trips

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From the stuff of dreams, a remarkable experience will be created. Four Winds Casino promises to deliver an unparalleled experience. As you pass under the property’s entrance and over a beautiful wooded road, Four Winds Casino, a north woods lod...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

January 12th Trip - "The Other Cinderella" & Lunch

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Now in its 43rd year, “The Other Cinderella”, shown at The Black Ensemble Theater, is indeed a Black classic that has been enjoyed by people of all colors, kinds and ages. In this African American rendition of this African fairy tale–Cinderella is from th...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health New Trips

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health offers trips throughout the year. Click on the link below to view the current trip flyer.November 21, 2019 Trip Flyer

Mailing List - Please call 708-748-2005 to be placed on the mailing and/or emai...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

CPR Course Dates

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Why Learn CPR? Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

2019 Beautification Award Winners Announced

2019 brought about the return of the Park Forest Beautification Awards after being on hiatus from 2014-2018.  Earlier this summer, a request went out to our residents to nominate a home or business that they considered to be outstanding. A search...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Teen Zone Begins September 17, 2019

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Teens 6th grade through 12th grade will be able to enjoy all
the benefits of Teen Zone including sports, games, educational opportunitiesand more. Program meets Tuesday-Friday from 3 pm-6:30 pm. No Teen Zone November
26-29, 2019.

Please register at Tee...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

New Recreation & Parks Trips - Register Today!

Chicago History Trip 2019

The Recreation & Parks Department offers trips throughout the year. Please contact the Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005 to be placed on the mailing and/or email list. Trips are also listed on the Village of Park Forest website at http...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Status of Sudden Oak Death in Illinois from the IL Dept. of Agriculture

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Park Forest residents may find the following Press Release concerning Sudden Oak Death from the Illinois Department of Agriculture informative. Although called Sudden Oak Death, and primarily a west coast disease, the pathogen has been identified in varie...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Village of Park Forest - Recreation & Parks - Trips!

Check out the new trips offered by Park Forest Recreation & Parks.  Click on the links below or contact the Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005 to be place on the trip mailing list.  Recreation & Parks Trip Flyer

Rec...

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Village of Park Forest - Recreation, Parks & Community Health News