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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.


To avoid being ticketed, read parking signs carefully and observe posted restrictions! This includes all residents only and snow day restrictions. 

Visitor and Accessible Parking

  • Free one-hour visitor parking, including accessible spots, available as posted on the west side of Scoville Avenue and south side of Ontario Street.
  • Paid parking in garage at Scoville Avenue and Lake Street.
  • Limited free garage parking for longer appointments during school days with a temporary pass provided by the Welcome Center.
  • $5 parking for Village of Oak Park scheduled events.

Staff Parking

Staff permits for garage parking are distributed by the school in early fall. Your permit enables you to park for no charge in the following locations:

  • Parking garage at the corner of Scoville Avenue and Lake Street.
  • Pilgrim Church lot parking.
  • High school side of the Linden/Erie perimeter. 

Student Parking

Free all-day parking is available on designated blocks of Chicago and Ridgeland Avenues, as posted.

The Village of Oak Park sells OPRFHS a limited number of S3 student parking passes for each academic school year. Permits can be purchased online here on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Once you have purchased a student parking pass, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours confirming your purchase along with pick-up information. 

To view a map of where students may park with a permit, click here. These spaces are located:

  • Around the perimeter of the Lake Street field
  • On the north side of Lake Street next to the parking garage and the football stadium
  • On the two blocks on South Boulevard located on both sides of Scoville and East Avenues. 

Questions? Contact Marian Gerena at or 708-434-3278.