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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Bee Aware of Our Pollinator Friends

By: Jen Costa, Parks Services Assistant Did you know honey bees are not native to North America? They were imported from Europe in the 17th century to make honey and pollinate crops. Without bees, our diets would be dull, tasteless and less nutritious. Bees pollinate 80% of the world’s plants by pollinating fruits, nuts and […]

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Meet Your New Program & Aquatics Manger

Tim Skladzien is the new Program & Aquatics Manager for the Park District of Franklin Park. He oversees all Aquatic programs, Special Events and Youth Dance programming. He graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications and Master’s degree in Professional Leadership. Tim grew up in […]

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Masks Required for Indoor Youth Sports

August 11, 2021 On August 10, 2021 the Illinois Department of Public Health updated its All Sports Policy pertaining to indoor youth sports. For indoor sports, masks are required for individuals aged two years and older who can medically tolerate a mask. Spectators are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status when attending indoor […]

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Pool Pass Update for Residents

Out-of-District Franklin Park residents are now eligible to purchase Pool Passes or pay daily admission at the Pool on Pacific. Those who live south of Grand Avenue can receive a temporary Resident Pass for the rest of the season. Resident Passes can be obtained at the Community Center, 9560 Franklin Avenue, by providing a valid […]

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National Pollinator Week 2021

June is recognized as National Pollinator Month and Pollinator Partnership designated June 21-27, 2021 as National Pollinator Week. This week is an annual celebration supporting pollinator health due to their declining populations. Pollinators such as bees, birds, butterflies and more provide valuable ecosystem services. The Park District of Franklin Park has made efforts to aid […]

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Return to Recreation: CVOID-19 Updates

The State of Illinois entered Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. This is the final phase of the restoration plan and signifies a full reopening. Listed below are updates to previous measures for Park District of Franklin Park programs and facilities. Based on CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines, face masks are […]

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Return to Recreation: Bridge to Phase 5

Governor Pritzker announced that the State of Illinois enters the Bridge to Phase 5 on Friday, May 14. This approach allows for higher capacity limits until the state reaches Phase 5 and fully reopens. Listed below are updates that apply to the Park District of Franklin Park’s programs and facilities. Masks are still required for […]

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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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