Village Details

  • Council/Manager form of government
  • Elevation - Minimum 649 feet, Maximum 742 feet
  • Incorporated Feb. 1, 1949
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Park Forest is located about 30 minutes south of Chicago’s loop in both Cook County and Will County, Illinois. Park Forest is bordered by Olympia Fields to the north, Chicago Heights to the east, University Park to the south, and Richton Park and Matteson to the west.

The Village is generally bounded by U.S. Highway 30 on the north, Western Avenue (Chicago) on the east, Central Park Avenue on the west, and Thorn Creek Forest Preserve on the south. Several Park Forest neighborhoods are east of Western Avenue.

The Village maintains nearly 65 miles of streets.

The Village has a total area of 4.96 square miles (12.8 km2), all land.

For detailed demographic information, access the community summary demographic document.