Rooftop Honey Now on Sale

As many residents and patrons know, the Park District of Franklin Park has five rooftop beehives on the Centre at North Park. This effort is part of Project Aurelius, the Park District’s team to help increase pollinator protection. Last year we harvested 30 pounds of honey in our first season. Our now established hives produced […]

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After School Program Lends a Helping Hand

Last year, the Park District of Franklin Park installed five beehives on North Park’s rooftop and harvested thirty pounds of honey. This year our established hives produced almost three hundred pounds! With all that honey, we called on some reinforcements to help. After School Program had the opportunity to assist Staff in jarring the honey. […]

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Meet Your New Athletics & Facility Manager

The Park District of Franklin Park is excited to welcome Nigel Burnett as our new Athletics & Facility Manager! Nigel graduated from Hannibal-Lagrange University with his degree in Business Administration. He grew up on Chicago’s south side where he played a variety of sports throughout middle school, high school and college. Nigel started working with […]

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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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