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 project Prevent Pollinator Extinction People is to get the community involved in creating milkweed gardens, which is the main food source for the Monarch butterflies. By having the […]

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Hawthorne & Timber Park Renovation Updates

The Park District of Franklin Park has started the process of two complete renovations and Hawthorne & Timber Parks. Since these parks are down the street from each other, we recommend the neighborhood play at Elder Park, Chestnut Park and Lincoln Park during construction. You can follow along for project updates on our social media […]

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North Park to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Site

When: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Where: North Park Sports Arena, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park Positive Health Services has been advised by the Cook County Health Department to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those who registered for the clinic that is full at the Park District of Franklin Park’s […]

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5 Reasons to Become a Lifeguard

The Pool on Pacific is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for your first job. After a season off, our staff is excited to get back into action! Things may be a little different, but the team is ready for a pivotal summer of returning to recreation. If you are looking for a summer job, here’s […]

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Pool on Pacific to Open with Limited Capacity

After a season off, the Park District of Franklin Park’s Pool on Pacific is excited to open this summer! The pool will be open for In-District Residents ONLY due to a capacity limit of 50 patrons, or based on IDPH guidelines. In-District Residents live north of Grand Avenue. This season the Pool on Pacific will […]

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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 […]

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Region 10 Moves into Tier 2 Mitigation Measures

January 18, 2021 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced adjustments to the mitigation metrics and additional regional mitigation changes. Suburban Cook County (Region 10) will move into Tier 2 mitigations. Listed below are mitigation measures that apply to the Park District of Franklin Park’s programming and facilities. • […]

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Fitness Center Upgrades

The Park District of Franklin Park is excited to inform the public that the Community Center’s Fitness Center has been upgraded. The plan to upgrade the Fitness Center goes back to summer 2019 when members were surveyed and a focus group was held. The Park District reviewed all the input and began researching new equipment.  […]

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Tier 3 Open Play Guidelines

Open Play will resume starting on Monday, December 7 following new guidelines. The statewide Tier 3 mitigation measures allow for single participant training and Open Play is being adapted accordingly. One player will be allowed at each basket. Participants can only shoot hoops themselves. There is not playing with others and games are not allowed. […]

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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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