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Upcoming May National Days & Holidays:

May 4 - Star Wars Day 
May 12 - Mother's Day
May 17 - Bike to Work Day 
May 27 - Memorial Day 
May 29 - Senior Health and Fitness Day
May 31 - National Smile Day 

Arbor Day tree planting at North Terrace Park

Village staff was all smiles as they planted a brand new tree in celebration of Arbor Day at North Terrace Park on April 26. This is the Village of Villa Park's 34th consecutive year being recognized as an official National Arbor Day Foundation "Tree City USA"! 

To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.

We are happy to continue our efforts towards maintaining a green community! To learn more about Tree City USA, visit the Arbor Day Foundation's website.
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Spring Sweep

Spring Sweep recycling and shredding event on May 18

Gather all your old or unused belongings because the Spring Sweep is coming up in just a few short weeks! This drive-through recycling and shredding event will run along Home Ave, with the entrance at the intersection of Home and Harvard. 

For a full list of accepted items and information about stations, how to fill your car and more, click here.


Grab your sunscreen - Summerfest is coming, June 14 & 15!

Just a little over a month until the summer fun begins with Villa Park's Summerfest! On June 14 & 15, at the intersection of Ardmore Ave. and Park Blvd. (adjacent to the Illinois Prairie Path), enjoy two days of fun, including live bands, a car show, local vendors, kids attractions and more! Follow the event Facebook page for updates.

Curious G.

Upcoming Villa Park Public Library programs and activities

The library has a variety of activities and programs for all ages over the next month, including the following (more program details and registration information can be found on the Villa Park Public Library for each of these programs):

  • Free Comic Book Day: Sat, May 4, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit the library on May 4 to celebrate comic books and make a craft or take one home!
  • Mother's Day Craft Open House: Fri, May 10 + Sat, May 11, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. YS Open Area. Celebrate moms, grandmothers, aunts and others with a craft! Young children will require some adult help. *while supplies last*
  • Endangered Species Day: Fri, May 17, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Find out about the importance of protecting endangered species, and everyday actions you can take to help protect them. There will be crafts and activities!
  • Space Food: Past, Present & Future: Thurs, May 30, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Adler Planetarium's Michelle Nichols discusses different types of space foods from the past, present and future. Registration required.
Community Garden

Community Gardens

Calling all green thumbs! Show off your gardening skills and grow some fresh vegetables or flowers this spring at the community garden located at Westmore Park! Each plot is a 10'x10' space and is available for a fee of $10 for the season. 

Spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in renting a space, contact the Iowa Community Center at 630-834-8970.

Coast Guard

"Suddenly in Command" safety course free to residents

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the FREE Suddenly in Command course on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 136 E. Highland Ave.

This course will prepare those not commonly in charge of operating a vessel to deal with accidents and emergencies on the water. You will learn vessel characteristics, operating procedures, basic seamanship, common contingencies and more. After all, you never know!

To register, email Please note that there is a 30 person limit for the course.


Jefferson Pool opens for 2019 season on June 1

Looking forward to a summer swim? You won't have to wait much longer! Jefferson Pool, located at 341 N. Harvard,  opens on June 1 for the season.

Season pool passes will go on sale May 1. If you purchased a pass in 2018, watch for a pass application in the mail or email. 

Pass applications are available at both the Iowa Community Center and Community Recreation Building.

Jefferson Pool
Pup of the Month April - Talulah Bella

April VP Pup of the Month 

Goodbye snow and hello sun! Our April VP Pup of the month winner, Talulah Bella, is already taking advantage of the sunny days as she sunbathes on her patio. This rescue pup often leaves her owner wondering "who rescued who?"... and who could say no to that smile? Congratulations Talulah and owner Kelly Kordopitoulas.

Your pup can be featured too! Each month we post our two day photo contest on our Facebook page and the winning photo gets featured in our Village Matters newsletter, this E-newsletter and our social media pages!


Job Opportunities

Check out open positions with the Village (you can also sign up for job notifications). 

Upcoming Meetings 

View our Calendar for details about board and commission meetings and other upcoming events throughout Villa Park.

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Questions, Comments, and Concerns
Please contact Emily Arias, the Village's Communications Specialist via email or by calling (630) 592-6082.
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