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Board of Commissioners


Mark J. Cwik, Vice President

   Mark J. Cwik 

Michael A. Vonesh, Treasurer

  Michael A. Vonesh
  Vice President

Joseph E. Zinga, Secretary

  Joseph E. Zinga 

Mark K. White, Commissioner

  Mark K. White

Susan E. O'Connell, President

Susan E. O'Connell Commissioner



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The Board of Commissioners meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Residents are always invited to attend. Meetings are held at the Franklin Park Community Center.

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Park District of Franklin Park

Founded by concerned citizens in July 1964, the Park District of Franklin Park serves approximately 15,158 residents residing north of Grand Avenue in Franklin Park, offers more than 250 programs each year, and operates seventeen parks totaling 24.14 acres and four facilities.

Facilities include a year-round indoor ice arena and a smaller practice arena, North Park Banquets and Sports Arena, the Community Center, and the Pool on Pacific, an outdoor aquatic facility featuring an Olympic-size swimming pool, a zero depth area with spray features, a drop slide, two tube slides, a basketball net and diving area.

The park district employs 22 full-time staff, augmented seasonally by more than 120 part-time employees. We participate in a special recreation cooperative, the West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA). Supported by eleven park districts, the association provides special leisure services for people with disabilities.


Mission Statement

Mission Statement Park District of Franklin Park, skating building playgroundDedicated to the Franklin Park community, we provide unique recreation opportunities through quality programs, parks, and facilities.

Entrusted with our residents' investment, we are committed to fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, and the highest standard of service.

Challenged with environmental and energy concerns, we are responsible for conservation, community education, and the best practices in resource management.

Considering the needs of our richly diverse community, we create awareness of the lifelong benefits of parks and recreation.

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The Park District of Franklin Park is dedicated to the conservation of natural resources and educating our community on environmental issues. Click here to read our new environmental policy.

Have you ever heard of a Rain Barrel? Rain barrels are used to recycle rainwater from your home’s roof. They attach to your gutter’s downspout, enabling you to catch rainwater and store it to water plants and gardens as needed. Rainwater is better for plants than municipal water because it’s free of chlorine and other chemicals. Recycled rainwater can help you to have the best plants, roses or home grown tomatoes possible!

In cooperation with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Park District has rain barrels available for residents to purchase! To purchase a rain barrel (limit 2 per person), fill out a Request Form and submit it with payment ($80 per barrel) to the Community Center at 9560 Franklin Avenue. You may submit your order in person, by mail, or by fax (847) 455-9053. For more information, call (847) 455-2852 or email


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May 18, 2015

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May 26, 2015
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June 23, 2015

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July 21, 2015
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August 25, 2015

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September 22, 2015
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October 27, 2015
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November 24, 2015
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December 24, 2015
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January 26, 2016
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February 23, 2016

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March 23, 2016

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April 27, 2016

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