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Local Scout Rebuilds Community Garden Boxes

Twelve garden box frames at James Park were removed, rebuilt and installed by local scout Samson Lewerwnz and his team. The work was completed as the physical portion of Samson’s Eagle Scout project.  Eagle Scout projects are an opportunity for scouts to show leadership abilities while providing a beneficial service to a community. Completing this […]

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Community Center Water Service Line Replacement

November 15, 2022 Dear Residents & Participants, We are notifying you that the Community Center will be CLOSED from Monday, November 21 through Friday, December 2. The facility’s water service line is being replaced and the project requires this time frame for completion and water testing. All Facility Rentals, with the exception of basketball and […]

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Rooftop Honey Now on Sale

As many residents and patrons know, the Park District of Franklin Park has five rooftop beehives on the Centre at North Park. This effort is part of Project Aurelius, the Park District’s team to help increase pollinator protection. Last year we harvested 30 pounds of honey in our first season. Our now established hives produced […]

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The Importance of Oak Trees

Did you know that oak trees have been in Illinois for 10,000 years? There are 20 species of oak that are native to our state, including white oaks, swamp oaks and red oaks. Unfortunately, Illinois is down to 17% of its original oak ecosystem. This is in large part due to developments and invasive plants […]

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After School Program Lends a Helping Hand

Last year, the Park District of Franklin Park installed five beehives on North Park’s rooftop and harvested thirty pounds of honey. This year our established hives produced almost three hundred pounds! With all that honey, we called on some reinforcements to help. After School Program had the opportunity to assist Staff in jarring the honey. […]

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Local Lifeguard Receives Golden Guard Award

Congratulations, Roger! The Park District of Franklin Park is pleased to announce that first-year lifeguard Roger May was awarded the prestigious Golden Guard Award. The award comes from Jeff Ellis & Associates Inc., an international aquatic safety and risk management consulting firm.  According to Ellis, less than one percent of all evaluated lifeguards receive the […]

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