Preventing Pollinator Extinction

The Park District of Franklin Park is participating in an exciting project! We were asked to join a community effort to prevent pollinator extinction. The goal of Prevent Pollinator Extinction People is to get the community involved in creating milkweed gardens, which is the main food source for the Monarch butterfly. By having the community […]

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Park District Warming Centers

In cooperation with the Village of Franklin Park, the Park District of Franklin Park’s facilities will serve as warming centers for residents. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there will be a limit to how many residents may enter. Please expect a health screening at each facility when checking in. Masks are required for entering all […]

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Statewide Tier 3 Mitigation Measures

January 15, 2021 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, Governor Pritzker announced that Region 10 (Suburban Cook County) will remain in Tier 3 mitigations. These mitigations have many effects on Park District of Franklin Park programming and recreation opportunities. These mitigations include: • Meeting rooms and banquet halls may not host gatherings. All rentals at the […]

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New Open Play Times & Guidelines

Starting Monday, July 27, Open Play will have staggered times and new guidelines. These changes are being made to help control traffic at the Community Center and keep our patrons and staff safe. Please review the following information. We need your cooperation to keep everyone safe! Monday through Friday, Youth Open Play will be from […]

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Community Center Phase 4 Updates

October 26, 2020 Community Center The Community Center is open to the public for programs following Phase 4 guidelines and registration. Anyone entering the facility must wear a face covering. A variety of Recreation programs are being offered this fall. All program information can be viewed online or in our Digital Fall Brochure. Face coverings are […]

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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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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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Community Center Grand Reopening

The Park District of Franklin Park recently completed a major renovation to the Community Center’s main floor. Families, residents and community members are invited to the Grand Reopening on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. The finished project displays a new terrazzo floor that consists of 29 separate colors and 20 terrazzo aggregates. After considering […]

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