New OPRC Board Member

We are pleased to announce that Kim Shearer, Tree and Shrub Breeder/Manager of New Plant Development Program for the Morton Arboretum has joined the Oak Park Residence Corporation’s Board of Directors. Ms. Shearer is a member of the Woody Landscape Plant Crop Germplasm Committee, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Society for Horticultural Science. She has a Master of Horticultural Science from Oregon State University.


OPRC Resident Scholarship for 2021 High School Graduates

The Oak Park Residence Corporation is pleased to announce that it will award up to two scholarships to graduating 2021 High School seniors who are residents of OPRC buildings.  For full details on scholarship, student eligibility and how to apply click here.

Juneteenth Celebration Bicycle Tour of African-American Life in Oak Park

Oak Park River Forest Museum will participate in the community’s Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 19 by debuting a free bicycle tour of sites that tell some of the many stories of African-American life in Oak Park.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., visitors are invited to come to the corner of Lake and Lombard in front of OPRF Museum to pick up free paper copies of a map that includes stops at the site of the legendary Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, the homes or home sites of several prominent African American residents, and some more contemporary stops like the Black Lives Matter street mural near OPRF High School. For more information click here.

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For additional information, please contact Shannon Nebiolo at or (708) 386-6061, ext. 126