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Participate in the Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade

It’s almost that time of year again! The 44th Annual Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade is right around the corner. On Sunday, October 2, floats, marching bands and local schools will showcase the heart of Franklin Park. Local organizations and businesses are invited to participate. The parade lineup starts at noon at Scott Street and […]

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Summer Safety Updates

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons,  We look forward to an action-packed summer at the Park District of Franklin Park. To date, we do not have any current COVID restrictions or mandates. All programs and facilities transitioned back to normal operations after Mitigation Order 2021-11 was lifted in February. Although masks are not be required in […]

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Congratulations to Joe Modrich on his Retirement!

After 22 years as the Park District of Franklin Park’s Director of Parks & Recreation and 48 years in the field, Joseph D. Modrich is retiring. Born and raised in Franklin Park, Joe started his career in Parks & Recreation conducting field work with the Park District of Franklin Park in 1974. In his 38-year […]

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An Update on Timber & Hawthorne Parks

Dear Residents, As those who live in the Timber & Hawthorne Park neighborhoods know, the parks are not yet completed. The original schedule for completion of both sites was July last summer. Unfortunately, the Park District has been working with a contractor unable to meet multiple commitments and many promised deadlines. While it may look […]

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Fusion Skating Club Wins First Place at Mardi Gras Competition

The first weekend in February, Fusion Skating Club competed at Bensenville’s Mardi Gras Competition. The team ended up taking home first place with its Hairspray number! Eighteen Fusion members competed at this annual competition.   The team’s Hairspray number consisted of skating to the songs It’s Hairspray and You Can’t Stop the Beat. Parents were […]

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5 Reasons to Become a Lifeguard

The Pool on Pacific is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for summer jobs. Our team is ready for a pivotal summer of returning to recreation. If you are looking for a summer job, here’s five reasons to consider becoming a lifeguard. 1. Learn Valuable Skills Our managers take the time to teach lifeguards the knowledge […]

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CCDPH Order 2021-11 Youth Exemption

January 2, 2022 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, We are very happy to share the Official Revision of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Mitigation Order 2021-11 that was scheduled to take effect January 3. The Revised Exemptions that now include Park Districts, are listed below. Please note that some portions of the Order still apply […]

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CCDPH Order 2021-11 Updates

December 31, 2021 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, On Thursday December, 23, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) issued Mitigation Order 2021-11 mandating proof of vaccination requirements for certain businesses and facilities, including health, fitness & recreation centers. Continuing indoor masking is also required. This order is in effect starting Monday, January 3, 2022. […]

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Get to Know Chimney Swifts

When Timber Park’s renovation is complete, you may notice a tall standing structure. One of the features of the project is a chimney swift habitat. Chimney swifts are birds that arrive in Franklin Park in late April and then migrate back to South America for the winter. Chimney swifts get their name because of their […]

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