Summer Concert Series 2022

Summer Concert Series are back and we can’t wait to see you there. Join us every Tuesday starting June 7th where talented bands will be performing starting at 7pm at the North Park Baseball Fields. Save these dates for summer music and fun in Franklin Park! Print your own Summer Concert Series here! June 7th […]

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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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Bee Hive Winterization

If you read our Fall Recreations Newsletter, then you know we have some pollinator friends over at North Park. As the temperature dropped, our rooftop bee hives were prepared for winter. We are fortunate that the Hive Supply assisted and taught us some valuable information during the process. The first step to winterizing the hives […]

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Upcoming Holiday Hours

Please make note of the Park District of Franklin Park’s upcoming facility hours. If you have any questions, please call (847) 455-2852. We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season! Community Center Friday, December 24: 6:00 am-1:00 pm Saturday December 25: CLOSED Friday, December 31: 6:00 am-1:00 pm Saturday, January 1: CLOSED Center […]

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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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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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