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Juneteenth Self Expression Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Submissions for the annual City of Oak Park Juneteenth Student Expression Scholarship Contest are now being accepted! This year, the City of Oak Park Juneteenth Sub-Committee will be awarding seven $500 scholarships to students who highlight what Juneteenth means to them and what they have learned about Juneteenth.

Students can express what Juneteenth means to them the following ways:

1. Write a poem using freestyle poetry pattern with at least 10 lines.

2. Create a piece of artwork (poster art, painting, sculpture or sketch).

3. Create an audio/music recording that is 3 minutes or less.

4. Write an essay of no more than 500 words and double spaced.

This contest is open to all students who either live in Oak Park or attend Oak Park schools. Students can submit their Juneteenth expressions at or bring it to Oak Park City Hall. For those submitting a self-expression piece in person a contact information sheet, with parent or guardian sign off must be completed in order to make the submission valid; that form can be found here. Such sign off is part of the online submission form.

The deadline to apply is April 22, so don't delay!

Winners of the contest will be honored at the Oak Park Juneteenth Celebration on Wednesday, June 19. 

Contact Arts and Cultural Diversity Committee Chair Donny Wilson at or Oak Park Communications Director Courtney Flynn at with questions.

World Dance Day Event: April 28
One of our favorite events of the year is nearly here!! Have you saved the date for World Dance Day?
This year we will have ballroom dancers, African drums, Hip Hop dance, Croatian Folklore Dancers and much, much more! Join us on Sunday, April 28 for an evening of dance and delight.

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Now Accepting Applications for
Oak Park & Bark

That's right, as we inch closer toward the grand opening of our City's first dog park (date TBA) we are beginning the application process!

Visit to apply to become a member of Oak Park & Bark. This application asks all the basics and is the first step to get your pooch barking for joy in the City's newest park. After filling out this form you will receive an email from an Oak Park Recreation Staff member to confirm the submitted the information and inform you on the next steps in the application process.

In order to complete the final application process, the following steps and information will be required:
  • Submittal of Rabies Vaccine(s)
  • Submittal of DHLPP Vaccine(s)
  • Submittal of Bordetella Vaccine(s)
  • Submittal of Dog License(s)
  • Submittal of Dog License Number(s)
  • Viewing an orientation video and passing a related quiz
  • Payment to utilize the dog park
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Join Our Public Safety Family Today!

The Oak Park Public Safety Department is currently hiring and recruiting police officers and firefighters. New hires will earn a starting wage of $78,461 and top out at $91,782 after two years (for a Public Safety Officer 1). Other benefits of joining the Oak Park Public Safety teams are:
14 days off a month
No cost healthcare
Sick, personal and vacation time
Up to 80% tuition reimbursement
Opportunities to growth within 12 different units. 
To learn more and to apply today visit:


2024-2025 Tree Request Form

The City of Oak Park Department of Public Works is a proud recipient of the Tree City designation again this year.  This is our 41st year receiving this award and our 21st year as a Growth Award recipient.  In Oak Park, we take pride in our mature tree lined streets and strive to continue to plant trees throughout the community.  

If you would like to request a tree planted in front of your property (in the city right-of-way, the area between the sidewalk and the street), please complete the Tree Request form by scanning the QR code or click the code to get to the form directly.

QRCode for City of Oak Park - 2024_25 Tree Request Form

Once we begin the process of selecting tree locations for each planting season, city staff will inspection each property to ensure that the area is large enough and can support the growth of a tree.

We cannot tell you when the tree will be planted, but can assure you that we will keep your request on file for future consideration.   If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff at the Department of Public Works.  We can be reached at 248-691-7497.  

Utility Bill Sign Up / E-Bill Authorization Form 

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Click or scan the QR code above to fill out a short 2-minute survey to update how utility bills are delivered to you each month.

If you wish to enroll in paperless billing, you will no longer receive paper bills via the US Postal Service and will instead receive them via the email you enter into the survey.

April Calendar 

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 Information on City Council Meetings 
Updated on 01/01/22 for Future City Council Meetings

The Oak Park City Council, along with City Boards and Commissions, will be meeting in person again, beginning Jan. 3, 2022. Public notices for upcoming City Council meetings can be found below and agenda packets for upcoming City Council meetings can be found here.



Utility Billing Change Information
Oak Park City Council adopted a modified water billing method, which separates stormwater from water and sewer charges. Water customers will incur a separate line item cost for stormwater runoff fees, effective July 1, 2020. Click the image below for more information.

Stormwater Billing

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OAK PARK, MI – The City of Oak Park assists local businesses with advertising open positions. To learn more expand this link. Read More
Organizations that Help with Utility Costs
A list of organizations that may help with utility costs can be found here.
Please join us for two 2020 Community Visioning sessions - tell us what you would like Oak Park to look like in 2025! 01/21 from 5-7pm and 01/24 from 2-4pm, both in City Hall Lobby. Read More
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