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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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A Message from Police Chief Kaminski
Chief Frank Kaminski addresses the importance of helping young people in our community find ways to socialize safely and without incident.
City Vehicle Stickers and Pet Licenses Available Thursday, April 15
2021 - 2022 Park Ridge vehicle stickers will be available for purchase at City Hall, online or by mail beginning Thursday, April 15.
Unofficial Election Results
Unofficial Election results are now available on the Cook County Clerk's website. Official results will be available April 27 following the canvass.
Park Ridge 2021 Beautification Awards application now available
On behalf of the City of Park Ridge, we are pleased to announce that the application for the 30th Annual Park Ridge Garden Club Awards is available.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
A drive thru prescription drug take pack event is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at City Hall.
City seeks Volunteers to serve on Boards and Commissions
The City is accepting applications for a number of vacancies on boards and commissions. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 14.
 
 
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