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Beautification Award Criteria


  • Neat, natural, manicured landscaping
  • Paint in good condition
  • Bushes and trees cared for
  • Concrete with minimal to no vegetative growth in crack
  • Concrete with no differential settlement
  • Garbage cans not visible
  • Gutters and roof in good condition from street
  • No artificial flowers
  • No for sale signs or commercial advertising signs in the yard
  • Outstanding home-extra nice appearance
All nominations must be turned into the Department of Public Works. Residents may nominate their own homes, as well as those of their neighbor's or other businesses in the City of Oak Park. Bus tours will begin shortly after submission deadline and continue until all nominated homes have been voted on by the Beautification Advisory Commission. All winners will be notified by mail. Any questions please contact Department of Public Works at (248) 691-7497.  Please email Tiffany Brown at for more information.