National Pollinator Week 2022

June is recognized as National Pollinator Month and Pollinator Partnership designated June 20-26, 2022 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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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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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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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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Park District of Franklin Park Awarded Earth Day in the Park Grant

The Park District of Franklin Park was recently awarded an Earth Day in the Parks Grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). IDNR’s Division of Education established its Earth Day in the Parks program in 2007. The program promotes stewardship of natural resources by involving Illinois school children in activities such as planting native […]

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CCDPH to Lift Mitigation Order 2021-11

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons,  On February 22, 2022, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) released a statement announcing its plan to lift Mitigation Order 2021-11 on February 28. CCDPH will act in alignment with the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago as key COVID-19 metrics continue to improve.  Lifting Mitigation Order […]

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WGN TV and Two-Time Olympian Visit Franklin Park Speed Skating

To get into the Olympic spirt, WGN TV’s Larry Hawley visited the Franklin Park Ice Arena for Franklin Park Speed Skating Club’s practice. Franklin Park Speed Skating Club is an amateur organization which develops all levels and abilities of speed skating and promotes the fast-paced sport. The club is home of three-time Olympian Emery Lehman […]

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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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CCDPH Statement on COVID Mandates

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons,  On February 10, 2022, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) released a statement regarding its current COVID mandates. If key metrics continue to improve this month, CCDPH stated that its vaccination and masking order can be lifted consistent with Governor Pritzker’s plan. The Governor announced yesterday that if the […]

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