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Park District Participating in One-Book-One-Leyden Initiative

The Park District of Franklin Park is excited to participate in a community literacy initiative presented by Leyden High Schools. The high schools have ran One-Book-One-Leyden for the last six years. It’s a program where faculty, staff and students read the same book to form connections through literacy. This is the first year Leyden is […]

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CCDPH Order 2021-11 Youth Exemption

January 2, 2022 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, We are very happy to share the Official Revision of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Mitigation Order 2021-11 that was scheduled to take effect January 3. The Revised Exemptions that now include Park Districts, are listed below. Please note that some portions of the Order still apply […]

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CCDPH Order 2021-11 Updates

December 31, 2021 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, On Thursday December, 23, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) issued Mitigation Order 2021-11 mandating proof of vaccination requirements for certain businesses and facilities, including health, fitness & recreation centers. Continuing indoor masking is also required. This order is in effect starting Monday, January 3, 2022. […]

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Jersey Chytla Named to U.S. Junior National Speed Skating Team

At the Junior Championship and AmCup 2 in Roseville, MN, speed skaters competed for spots on the Junior World Championship Team. Franklin Park Speed Skating Club Member Jersey Chytla was one of the five men who earned a roster spot. Chytla was officially named to the 2022 ISU Long Track Junior World Championship Team that […]

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Bee Hive Winterization

If you read our Fall Recreations Newsletter, then you know we have some pollinator friends over at North Park. As the temperature dropped, our rooftop bee hives were prepared for winter. We are fortunate that the Hive Supply assisted and taught us some valuable information during the process. The first step to winterizing the hives […]

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Upcoming Holiday Hours

Please make note of the Park District of Franklin Park’s upcoming facility hours. If you have any questions, please call (847) 455-2852. We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season! Community Center Friday, December 24: 6:00 am-1:00 pm Saturday December 25: CLOSED Friday, December 31: 6:00 am-1:00 pm Saturday, January 1: CLOSED Center […]

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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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New Registration Software – ACTIVENet

Dear Residents, Participants & Members,  The Park District of Franklin Park is transitioning to a new registration software, ACTIVENet. The previous software, MaxGalaxy, will no longer be operated by ACTIVE due to Microsoft’s plan to stop supporting Silverlight. The Park District starts operating ACTIVENet on November 8. Park District staff has trained and prepared the […]

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