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.

Ways You Can Be Green

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Rain Barrels          Rain Barrels


The free rain barrel program ended on December 31, 2016. All orders received by that date will be delivered. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will return to the previous program of selling rain barrels at cost through their website. Please use the link below to order rain barrels.




Upcomming Green Events           ***Changes to Electronic Recycling***


 Please CLICK HERE to view changes to electronic recycling in Oak Lawn.



Earth911      “Where can I recycle … ?”

Don’t know what or where to recycle …Christmas lights…shoes…or other items? Visit

Simply select the type of item to be recycled and enter your zip code to find a location. Additionally the site has many helpful tips and information on recycling!

And for a comprehensive resource of how and where to recycle items locally visit:


Crayons              Recycle Crayons DIY

Click here for instructions on how to recycle old crayons into new uses.  Crayons Recycling Recipe


Ways You Can Be Green            Parkway Tree Planting Program

Contact the Village of Oak Lawn's Forester @ 708-499-7098 or

Please visit the Village of Oak Lawn's Forestry website @


Water Conservation           Water Conservation

Did you know that your lawn only wants 1” water per week? The Village of Oak Lawn promotes water conservation. Lawn watering restrictions are in effect May 15th through September 15th on an odd/ even address basis. For more information about water conservation, visit:


Energy Conservation - Weatherization Help        Energy Conservation - Weatherization Help

CEDA (Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Incorporated) is offering weatherization assistance to Cook County residents.


Rain Garden in Oak Lawn        Rain Garden in Oak Lawn


The Village of Oak Lawn installed a demonstration rain garden at the NE corner of 103rd Street and 52nd Ave.

To learn more about rain gardens visit:


IEPA          Illinois Environmental Protection Agency - Green Tips


Illinois Recycling Association     Illinois Recycling Association - Visit this site for more information (videos, links, resources, etc.) about recycling in Illinois.

 US EPA         US Environmental Protection Agency - Green Living


Volunteer     Volunteer

Questions about the Green Team or looking to volunteer? Contact us at