Plug into Play!

Now that the playgrounds reopened, it’s time to Plug into Play! Unplug Illinois was developed by the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) to encourage people to take advantage of the recreation opportunities provided by their local parks and recreation agencies. With July being National Parks and Recreation Month, it’s important to highlight the many […]

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Playgrounds Reopening Monday, June 29

We are pleased to announce that based on State of Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines released late Friday, The Park District of Franklin Park is reopening Playgrounds in our parks beginning Monday June 29, after complete cleaning of playground equipment and removal of all barriers. Requirements include a maximum of 50 Residents at each playground and […]

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Community Center Phase 4 Updates

June 26, 2020 Community Center The Community Center is open to the Public on July 1. Anyone entering the facility must wear a face covering.  Fitness Center – The Fitness Center is open for use beginning July 6. A maximum of four members will be allowed into the Fitness Center at a time. Users are only […]

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Pool on Pacific Closed for Summer

June 18, 2020 Dear Residents,  Our residents waiting for an answer for the Pool on Pacific have been very patient during the evolving Covid-19 conditions. We are disappointed to inform you that the Pool on Pacific will not open this summer. The decision follows months of concerted effort to find a way to safely open […]

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Summer Camp 2020 Guidelines

We are excited for another year at Summer Camps! While Camp may look different this summer, we are working hard to make sure you have a fun and exciting experience. Your safety and well-being are our top priority and we will doeverything we can to make sure you experience a variety of activities while maintaining […]

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Program & Facility Updates

UPDATE June 18, 2020 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, In support of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, Park District of Franklin Park facilities remain closed and summer programs normally available are delayed. Park District staff is working to provide Day Camps, some access to the Ice Arena, and selected Community Events as outlined below as early as July […]

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Introducing Our Hope Rock Gardens

We are happy into introduce a new interactive community program. The Park District of Franklin Park has created three Hope Rock Gardens at the Community Center, Ice Arena and North Park. Hope Rocks are a way to spread positivity in our community. This idea was inspired by Playschool student Parker Conway who left a Hope […]

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Staying Green Year-Round

The Park District of Franklin Park unfortunately could not hold our annual Earth Day Celebration this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is still part of the Park District’s mission to educate our community on environmental concerns. Earth Day is not the only day we should be thinking green. There are many ways we […]

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Playground Adaptations

Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, For your maximum safety, please do not use Playground Equipment at any park. Notices have been posted at each park stating the Playgrounds are CLOSED. This includes basketball courts, tennis courts, skateboarding areas and outdoor fitness equipment. Parents, we need your help to communicate this information to your children! We […]

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Coronavirus Adaptations: FAQ’s

Due to the recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Park District is closing facilities and suspending programs for precautionary measures until Monday, April 6. Below are frequently asked questions we anticipate. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 847-455-2852.  Q: Has anyone contracted coronavirus at the Park District?  A: There are no […]

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