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Return to Recreation: Phase 4

February 2, 2021

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons,

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Suburban Cook County (Region 10) has re-entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Recreation programs and rentals can resume! Listed below are updates that apply to the Park District of Franklin Park’s programming and facilities.

• Organized group recreational activities and gym capacities are limited to 25 people or 25 percent of capacity (whichever is less) for both indoor and outdoor activities. Groups can be no larger than 10 and face coverings are required. Multiple groups will spaced out at an appropriate social distance.

• The Fitness Center will continue to operate at no more than 25 percent of capacity using the current reservation system. Face coverings must be worn at all times while exercising.

Open Play will continue for residents and pass holders only with its current guidelines and reservation system. Face coverings are required at all times. Open Play guidelines can be viewed on our website or you can contact the Community Center.

• Meeting rooms at the Community Center can host groups at 25 percent of room occupancy. The banquet hall at North Park can host events for groups no larger than 50. Contact the Community Center and Centre at North Park for more information.

• Public skating sessions at the Franklin Park Ice Arena will be limited to 35 skaters and all skaters must pre-register. Skaters must arrive dressed and ready. Locker rooms will not be available and spectators are not allowed. Parents are allowed to help with skates, but must exit the facility after. For information on Hockey & Skating programs visit fpice.com. Masks are required to be worn at all times, including on-ice activities.

The decreasing number of cases is promising, but we ask you to still take social distancing to the fullest extent. Please wear a mask while in the presence of others. If you or anyone in your family is sick, please stay home. We need your help to keep our community safe.

We remain optimistic and look forward to safely offering recreational opportunities. Please contact us at (847) 455-2852 or by direct staff email with any questions. Your continued support during this unprecedented time is truly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Joseph D. Modrich

Director of Parks & Recreation

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