Block party permits

Requests for block party permits must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the event.

Required information includes name, address, phone number, day of the event (with rain date if applicable), the exact block to be barricaded, and the time of the event.

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For block party questions, call the Village at (708) 714-3526.

Try a Green Block Party

A Green Block Party is an opportunity to learn more about the new sustainable initiatives in our community. Now in its 5th year, the Green Block Party Program is a proud initiative of the River Forest Sustainability Commission.

Host a Green Block Party and River Forest's Sugar Beet School House can join you for some fun, hands-on family activities like making pollinator seed bombs, making lavender lemonad, and honey tasting. Download more information

Check the box on your permit application to host a Green Block Party and Public Works will automatically deliver your Green Block Party Barricades along with zero waste receptacles for compost, recycling, and landfill. These receptacles are provided compliments of the Village Sustainability Commission. At the end of your party, simply leave the empty receptacles on your front porch for collection.

All residents will have the opportunity to take the River Forest Health Lawn, Healthy Family Keep ON the Grass pledge and receive a free lawn sign. Plus receive coupons to the Sugar Beet Food Co-Op.

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