Block party permits

Go GREEN with your Block Party by exploring River Forest Tree Trails in your neighborhood.  Get to know your trees!

The Village of River Forest has received many accolades for our green space and tree canopy.  We recently received ARBNet Arboretum Accreditation.  We are also a designated Tree City USA community.

Yes, the River Forest tree canopy is one of a kind.  Let’s be sure to take care of it for future generations.  The first step in preservation is education and understanding. Toward this end, try out the self-guided activities of the River Forest Tree Trails with family, friends and neighbors as part of your annual block party.

More information on the River Forest Tree Trails will be available soon.  Stay tuned.

Make your Block Party even GREENER with a Sort-It-Out Station!

Commit to waste diversion during your Block Party by sorting all block party trash into Recycling, Composting and “True” Trash using a Sort-It-Out Station that you can borrow from the Village of River Forest.

Simply order your Sort-It-Out Station online as part of the Block Party permit application process. Sort-It-Out Stations must be requested at least five (5) business days prior to the event and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These stations consist of three metal frames, bags, and three plastic covers with instructions.  

You can also create your own Sort-It-Out Station using your own waste containers in combination with standard Waste Sorting Guides from the Village of River Forest. Click here for Waste Sorting Guides.