Snow & Ice Removal
During the winter months, the Public Works Department works to remove snow and ice from Village streets. Public Works is responsible for 72 miles of roadway and during long or heavy storm events, clearing all streets can take some time. The Village's main roads such as Orchard Drive, Blackhawk Drive, Indianwood Boulevard, Westwood Drive, and Wildwood Drive are plowed first then smaller roads are plowed. Plowing begins when there is 2 or more inches of snow accumulated on roadways. Plowing will continue through the snowfall event and when the snow ceases to fall, final plow passes can keep the roadways clear. Any follow-up plowing will commence the next day.
Residents in some parts of Park Forest may be part of homeowners associations or cooperatives who hold contracts with outside companies for snow and ice removal. If you are part of a cooperative or condo association, please inquire with your respective Management Office for details.
Snow Route Parking Ban
Per Village Resolution, there is NO PARKING on designated “Snow Route” streets, at any time there is an accumulation of two (2) inches or more of snow and/or ice on the roadway. The ban allows for Public Works crews to clear the roadway and parking area more effectively. This ban remains in effect until the storm event and accumulation of snow and/or ice has been removed.
While not required by ordinance on streets not designated as snow routes, not parking on side streets during heavy snowfall greatly assists crews in plowing and aids first responders in responding to emergencies.