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Register for Programs Online!

domingo, agosto 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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New Lightning Detection System Installed at the Park District

domingo, junio 1, 2014

A Lightning Detection System provides early-warning of lightning through Birch Park, North Park, Community Center and Pool on Pacific. The Strike Guard Early Warning System detects and tracks lightning strikes and provides warning when lightning strikes within a 10 mile radius.

When lightning strikes have been detected (no false alarms) within the warning area, the systems in that zone will provide warning. One long (15-second) siren will sound, and a strobe will flash on the unit. After the Strike Guard System determines conditions are safe, (30 minutes of no lightning) the siren will sound three five-second intermittent blasts and the strobe will go off, providing notice that it is safe to resume activity in this area.
 
Active locations include:
Birch Park, North Park, Community Center and Pool on Pacific.
Familiarize yourself with the warning unit in this park. Each location has signs such as the following explaining the Lightning Procedures. On the Park District of Franklin Park website, familiarize yourself with the sounds of the sirens so you can practice the proper safety procedures. Sirens and strobes will not go off when the parks are closed for the evenings or during none usage winter months.
 
Be vigilant in monitoring threatening weather and always err on the side of caution. Seek shelter immediately in the event of the following:
  • You hear one long siren.
  • You hear thunder (regardless of siren). 
  • You see lightning (regardless of siren).
  • You see the strobe light on when arriving at the park.
No place outdoors is safe when a thunderstorm is near! The best shelter from lightning is to be inside a substantial building.
  • Avoid car ports, porches, garages, sheds, tents, baseball dugouts, or under bleachers.
  • If no substantial shelter is available, then seek refuge in a hard topped vehicle, with the windows up.
  • Stay away from trees, electrical poles, or other tall objects.
  • DO NOT LIE FLAT ON THE GROUND! Crouch down on the balls of your feet to create the lowest profile

Familiarize yourself with the Lightning Alert sound.

For questions, concerns, suggestions, comments regarding these Lightning Detection Systems contact Nathan Wick, Superintendent of Parks, at 847-455-2852, nwick@fpparks.org.

Park District Awarded PowerPlay Grant

jueves, abril 10, 2014

Dan LoCascio, Program and Facility manager applied for the PowerPlay Grant, a program of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). Funding and materials for this program are provided through the sale and subsequent renewals of the Park District Youth License Plate and through Friends of Illinois Parks. The Park District of Franklin Park has been chosen to receive a $500 PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant. 35 other Park Districts were selected to recieve this grant.

This grant involves implementing a model program that focuses on health, nutrition and fitness for children ages Kindergarten-5th grade and 6th grade-12th grade. Each grant recipient must incorporate the core elements of the model program into their curriculum. Topics and materials in the model program were created to maximize the learning potential of participants in the program. Agencies will receive seed money to conduct a new model beyond school program or to enhance an existing one. This grant will enhance our current After-School Program and will allow more activies to be planned. There is much to look forward to at the Park District!

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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.

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Local Weather

Conditions for Franklin Park, IL at 6:49 pm CDT


Current Conditions:
Cloudy/Windy, 37 F

Forecast:
Fri - Rain/Snow Early. High: 40 Low: 32
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 44 Low: 30
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 50 Low: 39
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 59 Low: 50
Tue - AM Showers. High: 53 Low: 38

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