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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Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade to March Again

The Park District of Franklin Park is pleased to announce the return of the Annual Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade. This longstanding Franklin Park tradition will march for the 43rd time on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. The parade did not march last fall due to the pandemic. Eddie Biondo was the parade’s […]

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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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Remote Learning Day Camp Opening for Other School Districts

The Park District of Franklin Park is opening its Remote Learning Day Camp to students in other school districts. An existing intergovernmental agreement results in a discounted fee for District 84 students. Students in Grades 2-8 from other districts have a different rate in place. Students can attend any day Monday through Friday. Campers must […]

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Remote Learning Day Camp Adds Second Semester Dates

The Park District of Franklin Park understood the hardships placed on the community this year with schooling. We are extremely proud to have formed a partnership with Franklin Park School District 84 in offering Remote Learning Day Camp. This much needed childcare is offered at a drastically low cost for District 84 students due to […]

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A Socially Distanced Halloween

The Halloween Spirit was alive at North Park this season! Unfortunately, the Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade and Pumpkin Fest had to be cancelled this year. Our staff worked diligently to create new fall events that could be adapted to social distancing and gathering guidelines. During October, we had a busy month introducing these events […]

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Health & Resource Fair at North Park

State Senators Don Harmon and Robert Martwick are hosting a Health & Resource Fair on Friday, October 18. The event is at the Centre at North Park from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Meet your state legislators and take advantage of the resources that will be available. For more information, visit www.donharmon.org or call (708) 848-2002.

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Fall Fest Parade Recap

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, the 42nd Annual Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade marched through the streets of Franklin Park. This annual event is a staple in town that the Park District organizes for the community to enjoy. This year’s parade featured 44 groups including, East Leyden High School’s Marching Band and cheerleaders, Hester Junior […]

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