Saturday’s Earth Fest to include Public Works open house and more From the Village

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Arbor Day tree plantings set for Scoville Park

The Village of Oak Park’s accreditation as a municipal arboretum will be acknowledged as part of an Arbor Day event scheduled for noon, Fri., April 24 inScoville Park, 800 Lake St. In addition to remarks by officials from the Village, Park District and Morton Arboretum, the ceremony will include students from the Green Club at Beye Elementary School planting saplings grown from the acorns of some of Oak Park’s oldest oak trees. The public is invited to attend the event. More information on the arboretum accreditation is posted on the Village website.

Saturday’s Earth Fest to include Public Works open house

The Village’s sixth annual celebration of green living – Earth Fest – is scheduled for10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., April 25, in the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. This year’s event will include food trucks, vendors and information booths highlighting local environmental organizations and initiatives. The event also will feature an open house of the LEED® Gold-certified facility, with a behind-the-scenes look at public service delivery and opportunities for children to sit in the big trucks and other cool equipment. Visit www.oak-park.us/earthfest for more information.
Public invited to learn about possible new historic district

A public meeting has been set for 7 p.m., Mon., April 27 in the Veterans Room of the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. to discuss the creation a fourth historic in Oak Park. The proposed Hulbert Houses Historic District would encompass the 500 through 800 blocks of Clinton and South Kenilworth avenues, long identified as one of Oak Park’s premiere neighborhoods. For more information, call 708.358.5417 or email historicpreservation@oak-park.us.

Dogs restricted in parks

Pet owners who walk their dogs in any Oak Park park must keep them on a leash no longer than eight-feet, the same rule that applies to all public areas including streets, sidewalks and parkways. Owners who allow their dogs to run off leash may be ticketed and fined. And only service animals are allowed in park playgrounds. The Park District of Oak Park offers two areas where dogs can run off leash, however. Visit www.pdop.org for the details.

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