National Pollinator Week 2022

June is recognized as National Pollinator Month and Pollinator Partnership designated June 20-26, 2022 as National Pollinator Week. This week is an annual celebration supporting pollinator health due to their declining populations. Pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies and more provide valuable ecosystem services. The Park District of Franklin Park has made efforts to aid […]

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Summer Safety Updates

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons,  We look forward to an action-packed summer at the Park District of Franklin Park. To date, we do not have any current COVID restrictions or mandates. All programs and facilities transitioned back to normal operations after Mitigation Order 2021-11 was lifted in February. Although masks are not be required in […]

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Pathogen Destroying Technology You Can See

Next time you’re at one of the Park District of Franklin Park’s facilities, see if you notice some new technology in action. New fans were recently installed at the Community Center, Ice Arena and Centre at North Park. These fans from BAF are proven technologies to destroy pathogens. The new industrial fans from BAF have […]

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Summer Concert Series 2022

Summer Concert Series are back and we can’t wait to see you there. Join us every Tuesday starting June 7th where talented bands will be performing starting at 7pm at the North Park Baseball Fields. Save these dates for summer music and fun in Franklin Park! Print your own Summer Concert Series here! June 7th […]

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Congratulations to Joe Modrich on his Retirement!

After 22 years as the Park District of Franklin Park’s Director of Parks & Recreation and 48 years in the field, Joseph D. Modrich is retiring. Born and raised in Franklin Park, Joe started his career in Parks & Recreation conducting field work with the Park District of Franklin Park in 1974. In his 38-year […]

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No Mow Till Mother’s Day

You may notice signs in certain areas throughout the Park District of Franklin Park. These signs are part of the No Mow Till Mother’s Day initiative. Participation in No Mow Till Mother’s Day consists of not cutting lawns or certain parts of it until Mother’s Day. By not cutting grass for the first few weeks […]

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Introducing Project Aurelius

On May 11, 2021, the Park District of Franklin Park installed five rooftop beehives at the Centre at North Park. This effort is to help preserve the bee population in a controlled environment. The Park District aims to help all pollinators and past efforts include planting milkweed throughout the district and providing milkweed seeds to […]

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An Update on Timber & Hawthorne Parks

Dear Residents, As those who live in the Timber & Hawthorne Park neighborhoods know, the parks are not yet completed. The original schedule for completion of both sites was July last summer. Unfortunately, the Park District has been working with a contractor unable to meet multiple commitments and many promised deadlines. While it may look […]

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Park District of Franklin Park Awarded Earth Day in the Park Grant

The Park District of Franklin Park was recently awarded an Earth Day in the Parks Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). IDNR’s Division of Education established its Earth Day in the Parks program in 2007. The program promotes stewardship of natural resources by involving Illinois school children in activities such as planting native […]

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