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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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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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Esports Interest Survey

The Park District of Franklin Park is looking into the addition of Esports programming. The increasing popularity of competitive gaming has been recognized by parks and recreation agencies around the country. We are exploring different options of hosting tournaments or some style of free play. Esports is an inclusive activity that reaches many demographics. There […]

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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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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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