The Department of Public Works has five divisions: Streets, Water Supply, Parks and Forestry, Motor Pool, and Facilities Maintenance.
The Streets Division’s major responsibility is construction, operation and maintenance of over 86 miles of residential and major streets and City sidewalks. This includes, snow removal, sidewalk maintenance, traffic sign installation, pavement striping, refuse collection stations, and supervision of rubbish and disposal service contracts.
This division is responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of City water mains, service connections, meter installation, and all other facilities pertaining to the City water supply system. The Water Supply Division is also responsible for all pumping and storage facilities and is responsible for the pumping of water into and through the City water distribution system. All of Oak Park is served by public water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer facilities. Water is supplied to Oak Park by the City of Detroit.
Parks and Forestry
This division is in charge of the control and regulation of trees, including planting. This Division is also responsible for the removal, development, maintenance, management and operation of parks, boulevards, municipal parking lots and markets.
The Motor Pool Division is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of the City’s fleet.
The Department cleans and maintains 115 acres of public land, comprising nine City parks and the property around municipal offices and facilities. This responsibility includes services ranging from cutting the grass and landscaping to maintaining and cleaning park pavilions and picnic tables.
Department of Public Works
City of Oak Park
Oak Park, MI 48237
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Other Friday, 7:30 to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Closed.
Public Works Important Dates
Jan 1 New Year’s Day – NO DELAY FOR TRASH PICK UP
Jan 13 Brush pick-up (Holiday Trees) ends
Feb 16 Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Feb 21 Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7pm
Apr 3 Waste & Brush Pick Up Begins
Apr 12 Healthy Lawn Seminar
Apr 18 Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Apr 20 Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Apr 7 - 10 Haul Your Own Junk Away Days 4 days
Apr 28 Arbor Day
May 16 Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7pm
May 28 Flower Sale May 29 Memorial Day – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
June 9 - 11 Haul Your Own Junk Away Days
June 11 Electronic Recycling & Paper Shredding Event***
June 15 Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
June 20 Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
July 4 Independence Day – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
Aug 17 Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7pm
Sept 4 Labor Day – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
Sept 19 Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Sept 15 - 17 Haul Your Own Junk Away Days
Oct 16 Curbside Leaf Pick-up Begins
Oct 19 Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7pm
Nov 23 Thanksgiving – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
Dec 8 Curbside Leaf Pick-up Ends
Dec 15 Yard Waste & Brush Pick-up Ends
Dec 19 Beautification Advisory Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Dec 21 Recycling Commission Meeting @ 7 pm
Dec 25 Christmas – NO TRASH PICK UP – 1 DAY DELAY
** (To ensure leaf pick pick-up, Residents of final section should have leaves raked to the curb by Dec 4th)