Activities in Forest Glen

There’s always something going on in The Glen. Check this page often to see a list of the activities in our neighborhood.



Saturday, June 9

Register online or drop registration fee (15.00) with name and address to Irene at 5032 Balmoral. Registration due May 26.



June 23-24

One of Forest Glen’s community traditions is our annual Green Thumb judging.  Judges consist of neighborhood volunteers who assess the landscaping frontage of each residence on an assigned route.  The award of a Green Thumb ribbon is a token of appreciation in recognition of the time, effort, and care devoted by the homeowner to the beautification of their property and our Forest Glen neighborhood.  Judging takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th.  Categories and criteria are as follows:


This category concerns itself exclusively with grass.  Attention is paid to how lush, green and healthy the lawn appears.  Consideration is given to how recently the lawn was mowed, and to the precision with which it was edged.  The presence of anything that should not be in a lawn, such as crabgrass, clover, or weeds, results in a reduction of the score awarded.  In the absence of grass, the score given is the same as assigned for the Trees, Flowers, Plants category.

Trees, Flowers, Plants (shrubs, evergreens, ferns, hostas, ornamental grasses, etc.)

This category concerns itself with the selection and integration of trees, flowers and plants, including placement and arrangement.  Attention is paid to condition, state of trim, and overall maintenance.  Parkway trees are excluded from judging.  City of Chicago ordinance specifically prohibits homeowners from pruning trees on the parkway.

Curb Appeal

This category concerns itself with general overall appearance.  A real estate term, curb appeal is the impression that a homeowner’s property and landscaping impart to a passerby.


 If you have any questions, or would like to be a judge, contact Steve Reardon at or (773) 725-5227.  Volunteers are ALWAYS welcome!

  • Community Meetings
    • 2nd Tuesday in February
    • 2nd Tuesday in April
    • 2nd Tuesday in June
    • 2nd Tuesday in August (if called)
    • 2nd Tuesday in October (Annual meeting, officer elections)
  • Annual Community Events
    • Community Garage Sale – 2nd Saturday in June, 9am-4pm
    • Green Thumb Awards (ribbons) – 4th weekend in June
    • 4th of July Parade & Picnic – on the 4th
    • Halloween Party – Saturday before the 31st
    • Halloween Safety Corner – at Laporte & Balmoral on the 31st
    • Halloween Decoration Ribbons – 4th weekend in October
    • Holiday Decoration Ribbons – 2nd weekend in December
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