Playground Adaptations

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, For your maximum safety, please do not use Playground Equipment at any park. Notices have been posted at each park stating the Playgrounds are CLOSED. This includes basketball courts, tennis courts, skateboarding areas and outdoor fitness equipment. Parents, we need your help to communicate this information to your children! We […]

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Coronavirus Adaptations: FAQ’s

Due to the recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Park District is closing facilities and suspending programs for precautionary measures until Monday, April 6. Below are frequently asked questions we anticipate. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 847-455-2852.  Q: Has anyone contracted coronavirus at the Park District?  A: There are no […]

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Be Creative at Home!

There’s plenty of ways to be creative at home! Enjoy these activities with your children. 1. Make a Fort Use couch cushions, blankets, bunk beds or whatever you can to make the perfect hideaway! Check out this castle preschoolers made out of building blocks! 2. Write Letters to Relatives Help your children write letters to […]

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Stay Healthy: Coronavirus Adaptations

March 13, 2020 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons,  In support of the recommendations and strategy from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding social distancing and preventative measures to limit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in our community, we are closing Park District of Franklin Park Facilities beginning Friday, March 13 […]

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Stay Healthy: Coronavirus & Flu Safety Recommendations

The Park District of Franklin Park is carefully monitoring the developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health, and Cook County Department of Health. We are also in contact with the Village of Franklin Park Health Department, while monitoring School Districts 81, 83, 84, […]

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Sponsor the 2020 Community Fun Run 5K

On Saturday, May 16, the Parks Foundation of Franklin Park and Park District of Franklin Park are hosting its annual Community Fun Run 5K. Participants will race through the streets of Franklin Park starting at North School and finishing at North Park. At the finish line, there will be a celebration with the event’s sponsors. […]

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Meet Your New Athletic & Facility Manager

Introducing Cody Nelson! Cody Nelson is the new Athletics and Facility Manager for the Park District of Franklin Park. He oversees all Athletic programs, leagues, rentals and the Community Center. He graduated from Illinois State University where he studied Recreation Management. Cody grew up in Lake Zurich where he played a variety of sports throughout […]

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Hawthorne Park Community Input Meeting

Dear Residents & Families, As you may know, the Park District has plans to upgrade Hawthorne Park in the next two years. We were also awarded an OSLAD grant for the redevelopment of Timber Park, only one block away. Our goal is to avoid repeating the types of recreation features in both places. Hawthorne Park […]

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American Heart Month 2020

The month of February is recognized as American Heart Month (Heart Health Awareness). With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, we understand 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 […]

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