With the 4th of July less than a month away, we want to make your celebration with us as smooth as possible. Please find parking information that will be in effect during the Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn’s Fireworks display at Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave., along with the Oak Lawn Park District’s Party in the Park event at Memorial Park, 102nd & Major, on Wednesday, July 4th: 

Richard High School’s entire South Lot on 107th Street will be closed for resurfacing.

107th Street will be closed to traffic. 

Parking during these events will be available at the following locations:

* Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. *

* Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th St. & Kostner Ave. (police patrols on the paths guiding patrons to the Fireworks display) *

* Memorial Park, 102nd & Major *

* Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St. *

Oak Lawn has three (3) fire stations and staffs the following equipment:

                Two (2) Engines
                One (1) Quint 
                One (1) Squad
                Three (3) Ambulances
                One (1) Battalion Chief

The village is divided into three response districts.  The type of call determines how many resources are deployed to each call.

  • Ambulance call – Advanced Life Support Ambulance and fire engine.    

    You may have asked yourself, why does the fire department send a fire engine? The engine company crew responds to assist and support the ambulance crew, depending on the severity of the call.

  • Minor Fire Call – One or two companies depending on the nature of the incident.
  • Fire Call – For reported fire emergencies the department deploys the companies from two of its fire stations, plus the assistance (automatic aid) from neighboring communities.    

    Automatic aid agreements are between two towns, where each responds to each other’s calls for emergency service.  Current auto aid agreements:

    • Alsip
    • Burbank
    • Chicago Ridge
    • Evergreen Park
    • Hometown