A Special Thank You  to Craig Bond, For the past three years Craig Bond has donated Christmas tress for the Crestwood Recreation Commission’s Christmas Tree display at the Crestwood Recreation and Wellness center located  5331 135th street. The tress are located just east of the main entrance. They are 5-6 feet tall and decorated by varies organizations. Trees will be decorated December 1st through December 6th.  If your organization is interested this year please contact the Recreation Commission through Village Hall or email When planning to buy your Christmas Tree this year considering stopping by Craig Bond’s Christmas Tree lot located in St. Christopher’s Parking lot at 147th and Keeler.



The annual Village of Crestwood Christmas Basket Collection will begin December 1 2017, and will continue through December 18, 2017.  Our Christmas Basket collection strives to help low-income individuals, families and seniors in need within the Village.

Residents can donate non-perishable food items such as rice, peanut butter, jelly, soup, canned fruit or vegetables, juice and pasta. Please be aware of expiration dates on food.

Donations can be dropped off at the Clerk’s office at Village Hall located at 13840 S. Cicero Ave.  If you are in need or know of a family in need please contact the Clerk’s Office at 371-4800.  We will be accepting names until December 11, 2017.

We have received many generous donations from residents and local businesses which have provided a delicious Christmas dinner for many that otherwise wouldn’t have one.  Our Village Officials and Public Works Department will deliver the food to families the week of Christmas. We hope area residents and businesses will help us provide as many needy families as possible with a Holiday Meal. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Nancy Benedetto Dog Park Grand Opening

Dogs in Crestwood will soon have a new spot to stretch their legs play fetch and frolic. The Village has been working on the dog park plans for the last year. Without a doubt, dog parks provide benefits to many dogs and their human companions, providing opportunities for exercise and socialization that can be hard to come by, especially for many dogs. The dog park will be located at 140 & Laraime.

This Dog Park was named after long time Village Clerk Nancy Benedetto who provided many years of service to our village. Pasta, the family dog would have loved to enjoy the park. In loving Memory of Nancy Benedetto and Pasta, we hope all enjoy.

Dog parks provide an excellent opportunity to socialize and exercise dogs who are comfortable in group situations, but they’re not for everyone. The health and well-being of your dog is your first priority, so think carefully about whether or not your dog is a good candidate for dog park play.

If you choose to visit a dog park with your pup, it is your responsibility to pay attention and keep your dog safe. Please follow all the rules that will be posted to ensure the safety and health of your dogs and others. PLEASE NOTE: NO DOG WASTE BAGS WILL BE PROVIDED.

It is up to each visitor to clean up after their dog . The key  to the continued existence of this wonderful park is to volunteer to keep the park clean and keep it maintained. We as a Village need to take pride in our new park and  Commit together to maintain it’s cleanliness. We are lucky to live in a Village that provides this fantastic park.

The Dog Park is due to open this month upon completion.