With the 4th of July less than a month away, we want to make your celebration with us as smooth as possible. Please findparking 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. *
Ruptured water lines can cause extensive damage to a home. During the winter, home owners should take precautions to prevent water lines from freezing. Here are some simple tips to protect your home.
Seal cracks in doors, windows and foundations. Small openings concentrate cold air creating a cold blow torch that can quickly freeze pipes.
Open cabinets and closets that contain water lines to allow warm air to circulate around the plumbing.
Allow cold water to drip through faucets. Running or dripping water can help prevent water lines from freezing, however, even running water can freeze in sub-zero temperatures.
Consider installing water pipe insulation. Local building supply stores carry a number of products designed specifically for this purpose. If you decide to use a heat tape, be sure it has the UL seal of approval.
Check pipe insulation periodically to make sure that it is dry. Wet insulation can be worse than no insulation