Community Resources

Community organizations

Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

Fostering understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Engaging, educating and inspiring the public through architecture, design and the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, and preserving the Trust's historic sites and collections.

Great Neighboorhoods Oak Park

A guide to Oak Park's 12 business districts.

The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest

A history museum, research center, and archives located in Pleasant Home.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metro Suburban

A grassroots family and consumer self-help support, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness, their families and friends within the communities of west suburban Cook County, Illinois.

Oak Park Area Arts Council

The Council celebrates, supports and promotes artists and arts organizations in Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park.

Oak Park Art League

Develops, nurtures, and exhibits the work of local artists.

Oak Park Regional Housing Center

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center is a free non-profit organization formed 40 years ago to help people find quality apartments to rent in Oak Park.

Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce

Leadership and educational organization that fosters and promotes businesses and business interests in the Oak Park and River Forest area.

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

The Foundation serves the community by facilitating individual philanthropy, managing donor funds, making grants, and convening resources to address community priorities and interests.


Prevail provides emergency assistance and referrals to individuals and families in times of financial crisis and struggle, addressing immediate basic needs and laying the groundwork for future stability.

Thrive Counseling Center 

Thrive is a comprehensive mental health center that has served the community since 1898. 

Visit Oak Park

Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, with a community-wide events calendar.

West Cook Homeownership Center

The West Cook Homeownership Center can help you prepare to buy a home. The Homeownership Center has down payment assistance and closing cost funds for eligible first-time homebuyers and can help you find low-cost housing options.

Local government

Village of Oak Park

Connect with the local government and find tools for living, doing business, or visiting here.

Oak Park Township

Assists residents by providing a variety of governmental services and resources, with an emphasis on programs that benefit community members who are:

Park District of Oak Park

Serves the recreational needs of the residents of Oak Park, with recreation programs, special events, pools, an indoor ice rink, the Oak Park Conservatory, Cheney Mansion, Pleasant Home, a gymnastics center, seven recreation centers, and 13 parks.


Oak Park Elementary School District 97

Public school district with eight elementary schools and two middle schools.

Oak Park and River Forest High School

Public high school serving Oak Park and River Forest students.

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