News and Announcements
Elder Park & Lincoln Park - Now Open!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Looking for something fun on this cool, crisp fall day? Come to Elder Park and Lincoln Park to play!
Elder Park, (2932 Elder Lane) and Linclon Park, (3000 Lincoln Street) are now open and in the Spring, the Park District will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony.
Enjoy the parks and let us know what you think!
Elder Park Lincoln Park
Elder, Lincoln and Chestnut Park Construction
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Construction is near completion for Elder and Lincoln Park and will be reopening soon. Chestnut Park's construction began, but won't be completed until Spring 2014. Official park openings for Elder, Lincoln and Chestnut Parks will be taking place sometime in Spring of 2014.
Visit our website and Facebook page for details on park openings.
Join our Fitness Center
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Fitness Center Membership Rates
A current Fitness Center Pass is required for use of the Fitness Center. Passes are available at the Community Center. Membership is open to those ages 12 and older. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult pass holder.
|Annual (includes Open Gym)
|Senior’s Annual (62 and older)
*All Junior patrons must be accompanied by a chaperone age 18 or older.
Fitness Center Hours
Monday–Friday 6 am–9 pm
Saturday 7 am–6 pm
Sunday 7 am–7:30 pm
Our Fitness Center includes two separate rooms and 17 state-of-the-art Life Fitness machines! One room is dedicated to cardiac/aerobic exercise and the other is reserved for strength training. Your exercise routine stays fresh and challenging with the variety of stationary machines, including cross-trainers, bicycles and treadmills. You can build muscle with a full range of weight machines, including: pec fly, shoulder press, side lateral raise, hip adductor /abductor, dumbbell rack, plus much more. We guarantee that you can get a complete workout in our Fitness Center. Always check with your doctor before starting a new workout regimen.
For more information, please see our brochure or call 847-455-2852.
Rain Barrels are Available for Purchase!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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 roses, fruit trees or tomatoes possible!
Decrease use of treated water for outdoor uses
Decrease energy consumption normally required to treat and pump water and waste-water
Decrease storm water runoff, since water seeps into the groundwater when used to water gardens and lawns
Decrease flow to municipal waste-water treatment centers
In cooperation with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Park District has made rain barrels available for Franklin Park residents to purchase! Barrels stand about 3 feet high and are either black or blue, but can be painted. To reserve your barrel, fill out a Request Form and submit it with payment ($77 each) to the Community Center, 9560 Franklin Avenue. For more information, call 847-455-2852. |