Home Community COMMUNITY Quick Links Park Guide Facilities Rental Road Construction Projects Street Sweeping The City of Lake Forest supports more than 80,000 residents and takes a proactive role in growing its existing businesses, attracting new businesses, and encouraging entrepreneurialism. Lake Forest’s thriving business community, beautiful parks, and engaged community all contribute to the continued growth of the City and make Lake Forest a great place to live, work and play. Mission Statement The City of Lake Forest is committed to ensure an optimal quality of life for its community by providing innovative, effective and efficient services. Vision Statement Lake Forest will continue to be a safe, attractive and healthy community in which to live, worship, work and play. Our diverse community will foster the active involvement of its citizenry and businesses, and reflect a distinctive, suburban identity that relies upon an established image of lakes, creeks, forests, and open space. Our Values A community where people feel safe and can realize a higher quality of life. Diversity, strength, and stability in the Lake Forest economy. A circulation system which meets local and regional needs. Dialogue with the community on current issues and those issues that challenge the future. Recreational and cultural opportunities and facilities for the community. Continual improvement of services and operations while maintaining a fiscally conservative approach to managing resources. Integrity and high ethical standards in what we do and how we do it. Unique characteristics, aesthetics and histories of the neighborhoods and communities of Lake Forest. Leadership on issues that affect Lake Forest. Using creativity, innovation and evolving technology City Facts View More City Reports and Profiles View More 30th Anniversary Read the history of our city and celebrate its 30th anniversary City Websites Visit websites maintained by the City of Lake Forest. Health Alerts Get the latest news. Employment Opportunities page View job openings and descriptions. Parking Get information on parking permits and restrictions. City Maps Find maps relating to various services and locations in the city. Veterans Resources Access resources for veterans from the federal, state, and regional level. Visitor Information Find out about hotels, shops, restaurants, parks and other recreational opportunities. Volunteer Opportunities View a list of programs and organizations that need your help. Website Survey We want to hear from you. Traffic The Traffic Division's primary focus is to enhance traffic operations and traffic safety for the community.