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Chestnut Park Grand Opening - Saturday, October 25

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Celebrate Recreation and our beautiful new park - Chestnut Park at our Grand Opening! Join us on Saturday, October 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. as we raffle off t-shirts, grill hot dogs, giveaway treats and more! Chestnut Park is located at 10105 Chestnut.

If you have any questions, please call 847-455-2852.

Visit Chestnut Park!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chestnut Park was first built in 1970 and underwent a renovation in 2008. It is one of the Park District's larger parks, sized at 1.01 acres. Since 2012, the Park district has been planning and brainstorming ideas to revitalizing this large park.  The beautiful park now includes a sitting shelter, fitness equipment, sandbox, water pump, tree house, slides, swings, ADA accessibility, a putting green and bags game. During this extensive renovation process, the Park District was awarded a grant from Illinois Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $296,000 to renovate this beloved park.

Stop by Chestnut Park at 10105 Chestnut to see this amazing new park!

Register for Programs Online!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Enjoy the benefits of checking program availability, class descriptions and registering from home. It’s only a click away! Online registration will be available for most programs. Just follow the link on our website to find the program that’s right for you!

We’ve made it easy for you to begin. If you’ve provided your email address and previously participated in a program or had a membership with us, your account is already active! Follow the link on our website to complete the process. Once there, login at the top right corner and choose Forgot My Login Information. Your new login and password will be automatically emailed to you so you can begin, it’s that simple! If your active account did not include an email address, just give us a call at 847-455-2852 so we can get you started.


Never participated in a program at the Park District of Franklin Park or Franklin Park Ice Arena? Follow the link on our website and select Create New, fill out the form and your account will be active right away! If you’re a resident of the Park District, you will need to provide proof of residency in person before resident fees are available. Other registration options include in person, by fax or mail. For some of our team activities and rentals, online registration will not be available at this time.

Resident Pass Required for all In-District Residents
In order to receive the In-District rate for many programs, events, passes and entrance fees, Franklin Park residents (including all children) living north of Grand Avenue are required to obtain a Resident Pass prior to registration. Come to the Community Center at 9560 Franklin Avenue with a valid driver’s license or state ID and a current property tax or utility bill showing your name and address and a copy of each child’s birth certificate or guardian papers to receive your resident pass. The pass serves as proof of residency for any future registration and is good for one year. For more information, call 847-455-2852.

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Featured Parks and Facilities

The Ice Arena
From relaxing "Let's Skate" sessions to lessons for all ages and levels, to youth and adult hockey, speed skating and birthday parties, the Franklin Park Ice Arena has something for everyone.

Centre at North Park
The Banquet Hall and Sports Arena at North Park are the perfect setting for your next event.  Find out more about rentals and our Special Occasion Package.

Chestnut Park
ADA Accessible, this park features a sitting shelter, fitness equipment, sandbox, water pump, tree house, slides, swings, a putting green, bags game, and lots of outdoor, open space.

Pool on Pacific
Book a Pool Party at the Pool on Pacific! Call 847-455-2852 for more information.

Highlights of Upcoming Events

Teen Night

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you sick of doing the same boring thing every Friday night? If so,come by Teen Night. Listen to ...

Rules of the Road

Tue, Oct 28, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Rules of the Road

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s first and largest driver safetycoursedesigned especially for drive...

Halloween Hoot

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ghosts and goblins oh my! Come dressed in your Halloween best! This evening will be full of trickish...

Big Band Dance

Sun, Nov 09, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Dance all afternoon as the big band era comes alive at North Park!Couples, singles, families and fri...

Local Weather

Conditions for Franklin Park, IL at 11:49 am CDT


Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 60 F

Forecast:
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 60 Low: 44
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 50 Low: 41
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 54 Low: 36
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 60 Low: 44
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 66 Low: 49

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