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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Playgrounds Reopening Monday, June 29

We are pleased to announce that based on State of Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines released late Friday, The Park District of Franklin Park is reopening Playgrounds in our parks beginning Monday June 29, after complete cleaning of playground equipment and removal of all barriers. Requirements include a maximum of 50 Residents at each playground and […]

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Community Center Phase 4 Updates

June 26, 2020 Community Center The Community Center is open to the Public on July 1. Anyone entering the facility must wear a face covering.  Fitness Center – The Fitness Center is open for use beginning July 6. A maximum of four members will be allowed into the Fitness Center at a time. Users are only […]

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Pool on Pacific Closed for Summer

June 18, 2020 Dear Residents,  Our residents waiting for an answer for the Pool on Pacific have been very patient during the evolving Covid-19 conditions. We are disappointed to inform you that the Pool on Pacific will not open this summer. The decision follows months of concerted effort to find a way to safely open […]

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Summer Camp 2020 Guidelines

We are excited for another year at Summer Camps! While Camp may look different this summer, we are working hard to make sure you have a fun and exciting experience. Your safety and well-being are our top priority and we will doeverything we can to make sure you experience a variety of activities while maintaining […]

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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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Playground Adaptations

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, For your maximum safety, please do not use Playground Equipment at any park. Notices have been posted at each park stating the Playgrounds are CLOSED. This includes basketball courts, tennis courts, skateboarding areas and outdoor fitness equipment. Parents, we need your help to communicate this information to your children! We […]

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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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Halloween Events 2019

Celebrate spooky season with us! We have family-fun Halloween events for everyone to enjoy. We have high expectations to see the scariest, cutest and most creative costumes! Halloween Hoot ~ All Ages Thursday, October 31 | 4:00-6:00 PM | North Park Sports Arena Ghosts and goblins, come dressed in your Halloween best! This FREE event […]

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