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Purchase Your Season Pool Pass!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Enjoy your summer close to home by making a splash at the Pool on Pacific! The most economical way to visit the pool is to purchase a season pass. If you purchase your season pass by Saturday, May 9, it’s a $10/pass savings. As in the past the Park District will require all residents to come into the Community Center, 9560 Franklin Avenue, to get their Resident Pass or renew the pass before purchasing their pool pass. You will need a Resident Pass to prove residency when purchasing pool passes or if you want the residency price when paying daily admissions. This is to ensure that all residents are paying the correct discounted rate for the use of the Pool on Pacific and other park district programs. We will continue to make it convenient for patrons to purchase their pool passes at the pool. Once the pool is open and as long as your Resident Pass is still valid, on your next visit to the pool take the time to purchase a pool pass and not worry about paying daily admissions all summer. Before the pool opens, you may register for myour pool pass at the Community Center office with your Resident Pass. Or you can mail your registration, once you have received your Resident Pass. Season passes are non-refundable. A pool pass is equivalent to three visits paying daily admission. For a child, it’s the same as visiting five times. The pool is open for 108 days, and for $29 you can enjoy it every day. Buy your pool pass today and enjoy the savings. With 108 days in the season and a reduced rate offered again this year, you cannot beat a fun-filled summer of staying close to home and enjoying your pool.

Passes are $38 residents and $49 non-residents.

Questions? Call 847-455-2852. Purchase your season pool passes at the Community Center located at 9560 Franklin Avenue or at the Pool on Pacific, 9715 Pacific Avenue. 

Ice Arena Begins Phase II of Renovation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Ice Arena began the second phase of our renovation on April 27 after a very busy abbreviated season. We ended with the Spring Fever Competition followed by the Spring Ice Show as the grand finale. This project demonstrates the Park District of Franklin Park and Board of Commissioners commitment to another forty years of ice sports for our residents and skating community. 

Even though the Ice Arena will be closed for over four months, this project will move quickly. Within the first week the ice has been removed and our twenty-four year old dasher boards were dismantled. Next the concrete slab will be cut into pieces followed by the disassembling of the refrigeration equipment. In addition to tons of photos, time laps cameras have been placed throughout the facility to record video of the entire process. To keep our customers informed we’ll be posting weekly photos and updates on our website. We look forward to the exciting future of many more years of excellent ice and programs at the Franklin Park Ice Arena!

Visit here or www.fpice.com for more information.

Check Out Our Restructured Early Childhood Programs!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Our Curriculum
We have made many new and exciting changes to our programs. The programs are designed to prepare your child for first Playschool, Preschool and Kindergarten Enrichment. Our curriculum's focus on but are not limited to, language, socialization, emotional development, fine motor skills, safety skills, creativity, music, singing and cognitive development. Each week a theme will focus on these areas.

Play-Based Education
 
A key purpose of our program is to provide education through developmentally appropriate play. Play is a child’s most important work. Through play, a child acquires cognitive, social, language, motor and cultural awareness skills in a non-threatening environment.

Our Staff
Our instructors are educated, experienced, and dedicated to the development of each child.

Lesson Plans
Lesson plans incorporate age-appropriate activities revolving around specific, monthly themes that encourage imagination and the child’s natural love for learning. Pre-reading and math skills are reinforced throughout the play-based curriculum. Social and emotional development is emphasized through hands-on experiences where children strengthen their skills by sharing with others and participating in a group environment.

Tot School, Ages 24-35 Months
This program will provide many opportunities for children to develop to their full potential. This is a great introduction to social interaction with other children. We will follow a yearly curriculum and students have an opportunity to explore different learning centers, such as dramatic play, reading, music, blocks and puzzles. Snack time and gym time are also included daily.

Playschool, Age 3
The Playschool program is guided by a philosophy of learning through play. Students are exposed letters, numbers, colors and shapes in a variety of ways. Each day, they have the opportunity to explore learning centers and also spend time in small groups with their teachers. Concepts are reinforced through interactive songs, story boards, group activities and gym time. Our primary vision is for children to develop a love of learning and a positive self-image while preparing them for the Preschool experience. Children must be toilet-trained. A birth certificate is required for registration. Snack time and gym time are included daily.

Preschool, Age 4
Our Preschool program prepares your child for kindergarten. A challenging and an engaging curriculum fosters the development of the whole child: cognitive, creative, social, emotional and physical. Play promotes the abilities that enable children to learn concepts through exploration of centers and teacher guided small groups. Our professional, experienced teachers value each child’s individuality and strive to give each child a positive feeling of self-worth in a warm, caring environment. Children must be toilet-trained. A birth certificate is required for registration. Snack time and gym time are included daily.

Kindergarten Enrichment, Ages 5-6
Our Kindergarten Enrichment program provides a quality enrichment experience for kindergarten-age children attending half-day kindergarten programs. This unique and multifaceted program is designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of activities, including art, music, theater, movement, science and child-led play. Children spend time outdoors at North Park taking nature hikes and playing games. The program follows the District 84 school-year calendar of full days off. We offer Early Start and Transportation options.

To register, your child must be appropriate age by September 1, 2015.

Our programs take local field trips to the Public Library, Police Station, Ice Arena and Fire Department.

For more information, call us at 847-455-2852. 

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Featured Parks and Facilities

Pool on Pacific
The Pool on Pacific features two slides, a plunge dive, diving board, adult sun deck, basketball hoop and a fun-filled zero depth tot area with several play features.

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.

The Ice Arena
The Ice Arena is undergoing a major renovation. Be sure to stop by when the rink reopens in September!

Highlights of Upcoming Events

Narwhals Swim Team starts

Mon, Jun 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This program promotes sportsmanship, team spirit, responsibility, and individual achievement to the ...

Railroad Daze

Thu, Jun 11, 2015 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Do not miss this very special annual event. Enjoy great food, music and family activities, and of co...

Kids Outdoor Garage Sale

Sat, Jun 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reserve your spot now for the 8th annual Kids Outdoor Garage Sale in the Community Center parking lo...

Summer Concert Series

Thu, Jun 18, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Look forward to the 2015 Summer Concert Series! The concerts are held on Thursday evenings at the ga...

Summer Concert Series

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Look forward to the 2015 Summer Concert Series! The concerts are held on Thursday evenings at the ga...

Local Weather

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Cloudy, 66 F

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Fri - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 81 Low: 65
Sat - AM Rain/Wind. High: 67 Low: 44
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 58 Low: 45
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 64 Low: 50
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 73 Low: 57

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