The Department of Public Works has five divisions: Streets, Water Supply, Parks and Forestry, Motor Pool, and Facilities Maintenance.
The Streets Division’s major responsibility is construction, operation and maintenance of over 86 miles of residential and major streets and City sidewalks. This includes, snow removal, sidewalk maintenance, traffic sign installation, pavement striping, refuse collection stations, and supervision of rubbish and disposal service contracts.
This division is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of City water mains, service connections, meter installation, and all other facilities pertaining to the City water supply system. The Water Supply Division is also responsible for all pumping and storage facilities and is responsible for the pumping of water into and through the City water distribution system. All of Oak Park is served by public water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer facilities. Water is supplied to Oak Park by the City of Detroit.
Parks and Forestry
This division is in charge of the control and regulation of trees, including planting. This Division is also responsible for the removal, development, maintenance, management and operation of parks, boulevards, municipal parking lots and markets.
The Motor Pool Division is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of the City’s fleet.
The Department cleans and maintains 115 acres of public land, comprising nine City parks and the property around municipal offices and facilities. This responsibility includes services ranging from cutting the grass and landscaping to maintaining and cleaning park pavilions and picnic tables.
Department of Public Works
City of Oak Park
Oak Park, MI 48237
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Other Friday, 7:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Closed.