One year ago, we launched the first edition of The Oak Parker Magazine. The inaugural issue was so popular, our staff continually restocked copies at local businesses like the Oak Park Visitors’ Center and the Buzz Café. After such a successful launch, we are proud to be recognized as a distinctive voice on the history, culture, and diverse lifestyles that shape the Oak Park community.

Since our unveiling, we have worked tirelessly to bring you this next issue, diving into all that is Oak Park. You will notice the magazine’s new design and revitalized online presence at TheOakParker.com, conveying the sophistication of the magazine’s content and mission. We welcome you to the revamped online version of The Oak Parker Magazine.

The Oak Parker is produced by the Oak Park Regional Housing Center. As a gateway to Oak Park, newcomers deeply value the services of the Housing Center, and look to us for information about the community. Only the Housing Center recruits and encourages potential renters to live in desirable apartments in all Oak Park neighborhoods, which secures racial diversity and integration in the housing market to ensure the vitality and community spirit of Oak Park. A successful community needs a successful Housing Center.

We hope our publication gives you even more reasons to celebrate the wonderful community we call home. The eclectic restaurants, local shops, historic architecture, and community-centered organizations meld together to create our wonderful culture, which attracts residents and tourists from all over the world.