• Arbor Day Celebration Blooms in April!

    On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Village of Forest Park will celebrate the recent designation of Forest Park as a “Tree City USA” community with the planting of an Arbor Day tree at one of the District 91 schools.  This year’s celebration will adhere to pandemic restrictions with the wearing of masks and social distancing.

    “It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a year since our Arbor Day celebration plans were mangled by COVID,” said Jessica Voogd, Village Commissioner in charge of the Arbor Day planning.  “We really appreciate everyone’s participation this year under less than ideal circumstances.” 

    Last year, Forest Park applied for the ‘Tree City USA’ designation through the Arbor Day Foundation.  The Arbor Day Foundation approved the application in February 2021.  In addition to District 91, the Village has invited the Forest Park Public Library and the Park District of Forest Park to participate in this year’s festivities. 

    For more information about Forest Park’s upcoming Arbor Day celebration, please contact Jessica Voogd at jvoogd@forestpark.net.