Public Works

The Department of Public Works has five divisions:  Streets, Water Supply, Parks and Forestry, Motor Pool, and Facilities Maintenance.


Leaf Collection Schedule

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE LEAF COLLECTION Begins October 16 Residents of Oak Park have two options when it comes to curbside leaf collection. For the first option, they can dispose of leaves along with regularly scheduled weekly refuse collection, see the City’s website for the schedule. To do so, leaves are to be placed in a paper compost bag no larger than 30-gallons or in a trash can no larger than 35-gallons, labeled with an Oak Park Yard Waste Recycling decal attached. For the second option, residents can rake the leaves into the street in preparation of curbside leaf collection according to the 2017 Leaf Collection Schedule.

With this option, residents are to rake the leaves at least four inches from the curb to discourage street drains from becoming blocked. Rake leaves to the curb at least one day earlier than the scheduled collection day. From October 16 to December 15, large vacuum trucks and loaders remove the leaves (please, no debris, brush or grass clippings) from the street. Remember, do not park on or near leaf piles on the day your street is scheduled for collection.

Streets Division

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.

Water Supply

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.

Motor Pool

The Motor Pool Division is responsible for the purchase and maintenance of the City’s fleet.

Facilities Maintenance

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.

Contact Us

Department of Public Works

City of Oak Park
10600 Capital
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 691-7497

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.

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