Franklin Park Speed Skating Receives Best of Franklin Park Award

The Franklin Park Speed Skating Team was selected as the 2020 Best of Franklin Park Award in the Sports Club category by the Franklin Park Award Program. This is the second consecutive selection for the Franklin Park Ice Arena’s home team. Each year, the Franklin Park Award Program selects companies that have exceptional success in […]

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Plug into Play!

Now that the playgrounds reopened, it’s time to Plug into Play! Unplug Illinois was developed by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) to encourage people to take advantage of the recreation opportunities provided by their local parks and recreation agencies. With July being National Parks and Recreation Month, it’s important to highlight the many […]

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Playgrounds Reopening Monday, June 29

We are pleased to announce that based on State of Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines released late Friday, The Park District of Franklin Park is reopening Playgrounds in our parks beginning Monday June 29, after complete cleaning of playground equipment and removal of all barriers. Requirements include a maximum of 50 Residents at each playground and […]

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Community Center Phase 4 Updates

June 26, 2020 Community Center The Community Center is open to the Public on July 1. Anyone entering the facility must wear a face covering.  Fitness Center – The Fitness Center is open for use beginning July 6. A maximum of four members will be allowed into the Fitness Center at a time. Users are only […]

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Pool on Pacific Closed for Summer

June 18, 2020 Dear Residents,  Our residents waiting for an answer for the Pool on Pacific have been very patient during the evolving Covid-19 conditions. We are disappointed to inform you that the Pool on Pacific will not open this summer. The decision follows months of concerted effort to find a way to safely open […]

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Summer Camp 2020 Guidelines

We are excited for another year at Summer Camps! While Camp may look different this summer, we are working hard to make sure you have a fun and exciting experience. Your safety and well-being are our top priority and we will doeverything we can to make sure you experience a variety of activities while maintaining […]

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Program & Facility Updates

UPDATE June 18, 2020 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, In support of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, Park District of Franklin Park facilities remain closed and summer programs normally available are delayed. Park District staff is working to provide Day Camps, some access to the Ice Arena, and selected Community Events as outlined below as early as July […]

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Introducing Our Hope Rock Gardens

We are happy into introduce a new interactive community program. The Park District of Franklin Park has created three Hope Rock Gardens at the Community Center, Ice Arena and North Park. Hope Rocks are a way to spread positivity in our community. This idea was inspired by Playschool student Parker Conway who left a Hope […]

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Best Instagram Accounts for Home Workouts

Fitness routines are one of the many daily aspects being affected by the coronarvirus pandemic. With gyms and fitness boutiques currently closed, many people are transitioning to exercising at home. There’s an infinite amount of fitness trainers, influencers and companies sharing content online right now. Instagram has become a huge platform for the fitness community, […]

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Staying Green Year-Round

The Park District of Franklin Park unfortunately could not hold our annual Earth Day Celebration this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is still part of the Park District’s mission to educate our community on environmental concerns. Earth Day is not the only day we should be thinking green. There are many ways we […]

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