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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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City Returns to Tier 2 Mitigations
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adjusting its mitigation metrics, allowing Region 10 to return to Tier 2 Mitigations.
Sign Up for Vaccine Updates!
Cook County has updated its COVID-19 website to include a registry for individuals who would like to receive regular updates about when and where they...
Illinois COVID-19 Vaccination Data
The Illinois Department of Public Health has officially launched a site to provide up-to-date progress reports on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Beginning Monday, January 11, Free Mulch Available on Summit Avenue
Beginning Monday, January 11th, free mulch will be available on Summit Ave
City Will Not Be Collecting Styrofoam for Recycling
The City will NOT be collecting Styrofoam for recycling this upcoming January due to the pandemic.
Recycle Holiday Lights at the Public Works Service Center
Recycle your old holiday lights at the Public Works Service Center, 400 Busse Highway, from November 2 to March 1, from 7 AM to 3 PM.
 
 
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