Keeping our Community Safe  

It’s been a pleasure having you back, OP! Businesses are open & staying on top of safety and sanitation practices to keep you safe. We’re overwhelmed by the support for our small businesses – thank you for shopping & dining local. As we continue to welcome the community back, our merchants are moving ahead thoughtfully, doing their part to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions. You can feel confident visiting us knowing that our businesses are doing every thing they can to keep you safe.

Face Coverings 

We encourage residents and visitors to bring face coverings when coming downtown. It is important to be wearing face coverings indoors at all times, as well as outdoors when passing others and anytime it is not possible to keep a safe 6-foot distance. We understand the need to lower them for comfort, but have them ready to cover mouth and nose when encountering others throughout the downtown area.

Click here to find out where you can purchase a mask in Downtown Oak Park!

Parking & Curbside Pick-up

Lake Street is closed but sidewalk access remains open.

Downtown Oak Park has designated nine free 15-minute parking spots at curbside pick-up zones which are identified with signs throughout the district. Please use our Parking Map to take advantage of this initiative.

Conveniently park in Holley Court and Lake & Forest garages where your first 1.5 hours is free, then $1.00 an hour for up to 6.5 hours, and $5 an hour after that. Please remember that on Sundays parking is free in Downtown Oak Park.

Click here to find the nearest parking. 


The downtown retail community is back & more mindful than before with upgraded safety precautions and sanitation standards. Facial covering are required while visiting retailers. We ask that residents and visitors be patient as our merchants adjust to new guidelines. Retailers are more appreciative than ever for loyal customers, friendly visitors and the community who have supported us through these difficult times! Enjoy shopping in Downtown Oak Park, knowing that our shops are doing everything they can to keep you safe.

Click here or visit to find the latest from our retailers. 


Whether you enjoy eating out, a picnic in Austin Gardens or take-out in front of the TV – Downtown Oak Park restaurants and cafe’s are open to suit your needs. Take advantage of new al fresco dining, and outdoor patios. Remember facial coverings are required anytime you are not seated at a table. If you’re staying in, consider ordering take-out or delivery and enjoying DTOP’s best in the comfort of your own home.

Click here, or visit to find out which restaurants are offering indoor & outdoor dining. 

While the past few months have been filled with uncertainty — we’ve been so incredibly impressed with our businesses resiliency and their ability to adapt to changes on a daily basis.

Thank YOU for supporting local businesses!