Located ten miles west of downtown Chicago, Forest Park is a vibrant, active, and diverse community with an urban edge rich in history and small-town charm. The cooperative spirit and civic pride shared between residents, business owners, and local government gives Forest Park a genuine, time-honored sense of community.
Madison Street’s unique mix of independently owned shops, eateries, and personalized customer service, makes shopping in downtown Forest Park a delightful experience. You will find neighbors greeting one another on street corners and friendly shopkeepers who pride themselves on making your shopping trip an enjoyable experience.
With more than 30 dining options throughout the community, Forest Park restaurants, cafés, and taverns serve tempting Chef-inspried dishes to satisfy any culinary craving. Enjoy a cup of coffee that has been freshly roasted in house, join friends for a burger in an outdoor beer garden, or watch the latest game at a neighborhood gathering spot.
Unique events, recreational opportunities, and a generous choice of housing options make Forest Park a great place to live, work, shop, dine, and play. Forest Park’s proximity to downtown Chicago and multiple transportation options make Forest Park the perfect destination for a day, a weekend, or lifetime.
- Forest Park Music Fest
Friday, July 21 - 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, July 22 - noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 - noon to 10 p.m.
Two Stages featuring Chicago’s best up-and-coming artists • Two Beer Gardens • Local and Area Food Vendors • Carnival Games • Giant Slide & much more • Unique Boutiques and Specialty Shops
- 49th Annual ‘No Gloves National’ Softball Tournament
July 27 - July 30, 2017
Park District of Forest Park
7501 Harrison Street
Don’t miss the fun and excitement of this historic tournament. Bring your family to the Park District of Forest Park to see the most prestigious and competitive 16” Softball Tournament in the Chicago area. Food • Beer • Great Softball & Fun for the whole family
- Forest Park Rib Fest
Saturday, September 9, 2017
11 a.m. to midnight
Forest Park Picnic Grove
7824 Madison Street
Live Music • Food • Beverages • Kid’s Activities • Cash Prizes for the Top 3 Ribbers
Howard Mohr Community Center