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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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5 Reasons to Become a Lifeguard

The Pool on Pacific is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for summer jobs. Our team is ready for a pivotal summer of returning to recreation. If you are looking for a summer job, here’s five reasons to consider becoming a lifeguard. 1. Learn Valuable Skills Our managers take the time to teach lifeguards the knowledge […]

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American Heart Month 2022

February is recognized as American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and we want to emphasize the importance of having a healthy heart. Health and wellness is a pillar of parks and recreation and we are taking on the responsibility to act as a resource and promote […]

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Park District Participating in One-Book-One-Leyden Initiative

The Park District of Franklin Park is excited to participate in a community literacy initiative presented by Leyden High Schools. The high schools have ran One-Book-One-Leyden for the last six years. It’s a program where faculty, staff and students read the same book to form connections through literacy. This is the first year Leyden is […]

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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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Jersey Chytla Named to U.S. Junior National Speed Skating Team

At the Junior Championship and AmCup 2 in Roseville, MN, speed skaters competed for spots on the Junior World Championship Team. Franklin Park Speed Skating Club Member Jersey Chytla was one of the five men who earned a roster spot. Chytla was officially named to the 2022 ISU Long Track Junior World Championship Team that […]

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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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