The Importance of Oak Trees

Did you know that oak trees have been in Illinois for 10,000 years? There are 20 species of oak that are native to our state, including white oaks, swamp oaks and red oaks. Unfortunately, Illinois is down to 17% of its original oak ecosystem. This is in large part due to developments and invasive plants […]

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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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Return to Recreation: Phase 4

Residents, Families & Patrons, Recreation programs and rentals are underway following IDPH’s guidance for Restore Illinois Phase 4. Registration for summer programs and events is open for both Residents and Non-Residents. Programs with multiple groups will be spaced out at an appropriate social distance and masks are required. Listed below are updates that apply to […]

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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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Park District & District 84 Partner for Remote Learning Day Camp

The Park District of Franklin Park understands the hardships placed on the community with schooling this fall. We standby and support Franklin Park School District 84 in its Return to Learn Plan and goal of keeping students safe. We are proud to announce a partnership with District 84 in offering childcare to those in need. […]

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