Maps, Directions & Parking

Oak Park and River Forest High School is located in a residential neighborhood. Please be respectful of our neighbors when visiting the school. Specific directions to the school and information about parking are available from the index to the right of this page.

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OPRFHS staff, students and visitors should observe all current Village of Oak Park parking and snow day restrictions;
Read parking signs carefully and observe posted restrictions to avoid being ticketed!

Visitor & Disabled Parking
  • Free, one-hour visitor parking on west side of Scoville Avenue and south side of Ontario, and handicapped available on west side of Scoville
  • Limited garage parking for longer appointments during school days until 4 p.m. with a temporary pass provided by the Welcome Center
  • Paid parking available in garage after 4 p.m. weekdays and weekends
  • $5 events parking when the Village of Oak Park schedules an attendant
Student Parking
  • Student parking on South Field perimeter/South Boulevard with paid VOP permit**
  • Free all-day parking on designated blocks of Chicago and Ridgeland Avenues 
  • Paid parking available in garage after 4 p.m. weekdays and weekends
  • Portions of Lake St. with VOP paid permit S-3
  • Limited on-street parking will be on most residential blocks, including “resident-only”


Staff Parking
  • 24-hour free Scoville Avenue Parking Garage access with a Village of Oak Park permit (300 spaces)
  • Pilgrim Church lot parking with VOP permits (104 spaces)
  • High school side of Linden/Erie perimeter with VOP permit (152 spaces)

** Permit distribution

New staff permits for garage parking are distributed by the school to staff in early fall.
Student permits for post-garage plan are sold during August ID/schedule pickup days to seniors on a first come/first served basis. Any remaining permits are available to juniors.