The Village of Forest Park is more than 100 years old. Madison Street is the Village’s main business district and has a wonderfully “Urban-Suburban” feel. Dining and entertainment along the main strip is some of the best in the Western Suburbs.
The Village has a rich history. Some of the cemeteries located on the outskirts of town have become the final resting place for many historically rich, famous, and/or notorious individuals. Interested parties may tour the cemeteries to find Ernest Hemingway’s parents, a Druid Monument, members from the Haymarket Day riot and many other historical figures.
The Village has an Aquatic Center located at the Park District of Forest Park, which boasts two large water slides, a volleyball court, and a child safe water sport area. The Park District of Forest Park has been the site for the Midwest’s annual “No Gloves Nationals” for many years consecutively and is consistently chosen because of the wonderfully maintained fields for play. Recently the park added a rink for “in-line” skaters and a state of the art Soccer field.
Forest Park Public Schools has four grammar schools and one middle school. The Village is also home to Proviso Central Math and Science Academy High School and has one private parochial Lutheran school as well.