Heart-Healthy Tip #2

The second heart-healthy tip of the month is to improve or start practicing a heart-healthy diet. Eating healthy involves choosing certain foods, such as fruits and vegetables, while limiting others, such as saturated fats and added sugars. The benefits include lowering your blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and increasing your energy levels. Looking for some meal […]

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Heart-Healthy Tip #1

The first heart-healthy tip of the month is to incorporate more exercise into your daily routine. According to Heart and Vascular Health, it is recommended that you do 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. This will allow you to burn fat, lower cholesterol, or keep it low if it is normal already and […]

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American Heart Month 2023

February is recognized as American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and we want to emphasize the importance of having a healthy heart. Health and wellness is a pillar of parks and recreation and we are taking on the responsibility to act as a resource and promote […]

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Meet Your New Marketing & Communications Manager

We are excited to introduce Catherine Saponieri as the new Marketing & Communications Manager for the Park District of Franklin Park. She oversees all Park District communication channels, branding efforts and marketing collateral. Catherine will graduate from Dominican University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing this upcoming May. Catherine started working for the Park District […]

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Community Fun Run Postponed

The 2018 Community Fun Run has been postponed pending a restructure of the event. We apologize and appreciate your patience while we go through redesigning the event. We look forward to bringing residents a new and improved Community Fun Run in the future. Your participation in the creation of the event is very important. As […]

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