About Park Ridge

Convenience and charm

Park Ridge is a picturesque suburb of 37,480 residents located 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, convenient to O'Hare Airport, major expressways, CTA and Metra trains.  

Incorporated as the village of Park Ridge in 1873 (and reorganized as the City of Park Ridge in 1910), Park Ridge is a prime residential community that retains its distinctive, small-town charm. The City’s vibrant Uptown shopping area includes the Metra station, Public Library and several charming parks where live musical concerts and special events are held in the summer. Throughout the City, tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, excellent schools and ample parks help make Park Ridge one of the most desirable family communities in the Chicago area.

Unique shops, famous-name stores and popular restaurants fill the Uptown area, where award-winning new buildings in The Shops of Uptown blend serenely with historic ones. The Uptown Park Ridge skyline is graced with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the Art Deco Pickwick Theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition to the charming Uptown shopping area, Park Ridge offers other shopping and dining convenient to every neighborhood, including South Park, Village Green, the Dee Park area bordering Oakton Ave. and the Higgins Corridor bordering Chicago.

Thank you for visiting the City of Park Ridge’s official website. Check back often, as information is continuously added and updated. Come for a live visit and see why our slogan is "A Wonderful Place to Live and Work!"
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Park Ridge Police Department Seeks Law Enforcement Re-accreditation
The Park Ridge Police Department is currently seeking its first re-accreditation.​
Park Ridge Fire Department Responds to Fire in 1900 block of Newton Avenue
On Monday September 26, 2016 at 6:41 p.m., the Park Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a house fire in the 1900 block of Newton...
Fly Quiet Rotation - Week of September 25th
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a six-month test of the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation to bring nighttime noise relief to residents...
Park Ridge Police Investigate Armed Robbery
Detectives from the Park Ridge Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred today, September 21, at approximately 6:40 a.m.
Park Ridge Police Officer is Recognized for His Efforts in Rail Safety
Deputy Chief Lou Jogmen was recently honored by the DuPage Railroad Safety Council (DRSC) for his strong commitment to railroad safety.
Candidate Packets for the April 4, 2017 Election now available
Information and Candidate Packets for persons interested in running for the office of Mayor, Clerk, and Wards 2, 3, 4, and 6 Alderman are now...
 
 
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