Forest Park

Forest Park was founded in 1956. After its incorporation as a village in 1961, and then as a city in 1968, Forest Park’s local government strove to ensure its continued diversity by making it an “open city.” Stringent laws were put in place that did not allow for any type of discrimination, particularly in housing.

Featuring safe neighborhoods, abundant shopping and nearby workplaces, most Forest Park residents would not choose to live anywhere else. Forest Park is home to Winton Woods schools, which recently received a stunning, modern makeover.