Park Forest

Park Forest is a Chicago Southland cultural center, home to the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, the Southland’s professional symphony, and the Illinois Theatre Center, a professional theater and drama school.

The homes of Park Forest span the housing spectrum from low-cost rental apartments and split-level single family dwellings to luxury homes and old estates. Its population is as diverse as its housing.

Opportunities for recreation abound in Park Forest. They include numerous parks, an aquatic center with a 160-foot water slide, the Thorn Creek Nature Center, a tennis and health club plus Hidden Meadows Golf Club. This public golf course was recently expanded to 18 holes, as part of The Meadows Golf Course community, a development of 55 single-family homes. A 60-acre business park in the village is home to a variety of light manufacturing, warehousing, research, and distribution firms. Park Forest extends across the Cook County border into Will County where lower property taxes stimulate development. Available properties in the Will county portion of the village share close proximity to the proposed third airport.

Park Forest residents have quick access to I-57 via U.S. 30 that skirts its northern boundary. Commuters can catch Metra trains in University Park, the community’s neighbor to the south.


School Address Phone Grade
Algonquin Elementary School 170 Algonquin St, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 748-0210 Elementary Schools
Blackhawk Elementary School 130 Blackhawk Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 748-3322 Elementary Schools
Hickory Elementary School 1009 Blackhawk Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 672-2651 Elementary Schools
Indiana Elementary School 165 Indiana St, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 747-5300 Elementary Schools
Mohawk Elementary School 301 Mohawk St, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 748-6274 Elementary Schools
Talala Elementary School 430 Talala St, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 672-2659 Elementary Schools
Rich East High School 300 Sauk Trl, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 748-5800 High Schools
Crete-Monee Middle School 635 Olmstead Ln, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 672-2700 Middle Schools
Forest Trail Junior High Schl 215 Wilson St, Park Forest, IL 60466 (708) 481-2920 Middle Schools