Community Resources

Village of Oak Park

Find resources for living, doing business, and visiting here.

Oak Park Township

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Park District of Oak Park

Explore Oak Park's programs, parks, and facilities.

Public schools

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.

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.

Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County

Provides free customized tutoring to adults learning to read, learning English, and learning math.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Metro Suburban

A self-help organization for people with mental illness, their families, and friends.

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

A free non-profit organization to help people find quality apartments to rent in Oak Park.

Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society

As sponsors of the Infant Welfare Society's Children's Clinic, this association of Chicago-area women support the the clinic in its mission to provide all children with unfettered access to quality health care.

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

Facilitates individual philanthropy, managing donor funds, making grants, and convening resources to address community priorities and interests.


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 

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

Offering down payment assistance and closing cost funds for eligible first-time homebuyers.

West Suburban PADS

Works to end homlessness by offering shelter, supportive services, supportive housing, employment readiness and homeless prevention services.