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Free Rain Barrel Program

Effective June 2015, the Village of Forest Park partnered with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago to offer its residents FREE RAIN BARRELS! 

The rain barrels hold 55 gallons of rain water and come in four (4) colors:  Black, Gray, Terra Cotta, and Blue.  Up to four (4) barrels can be ordered per household and the MWRD’s vendor will arrange for their delivery which will accompany instructions for installation.  *May take up to four (4) weeks for the delivery.

Latest News

  • 27 Jul
    Brownfields Grant Assessment program Public Meetings

    Community-wide meetings to discuss redevelopment of vacant properties.

  • 15 Jun
    Summer Recreation for the kids - FREE

    Summer Rec begins the week of June 15th.  Rec takes place Monday through Firday at both Remembrance Park (Circle & Randolph) and Reiger Park (16th & Circle) througout the summer months and is geared toward grammar school students who are craving something free and fun to do...there will

  • 15 Jun
    Groov'n in the Grove - 7820 Madison Street

    Free outdoor summer concerts.  1st one begins Tuesday, June 16th with "The Redmonds" performing.  Concert begins at 7:00 pm.  Soda, Wine, & Beer will be sold along with hotdogs and nachos however you may bring your own food and drink (no glass bottles please).

  • 05 Jun
    Madison Street Design and Reconstruction Info & Updates

    The following will provide interested parties with the design and information regarding the Forest Park/River Forest Madison Street rehab project commencing west of Desplaines Avenue: