National Pollinator Week 2021

June is recognized as National Pollinator Month and Pollinator Partnership designated June 21-27, 2021 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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Return to Recreation: CVOID-19 Updates

The State of Illinois is in Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. This final phase of the restoration plan signifies a full reopening. An indoor mask mandate is currently in effect until further notice. Listed below are updates to previous measures for Park District of Franklin Park programs and facilities. Based on CDC and […]

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Pool on Pacific Reservation Tutorial

After a season off, the Park District of Franklin Park’s Pool on Pacific is excited to open this summer! The pool will be open for In-District Residents ONLY due to a capacity limit of 50 patrons. Please note, In-District Residents live north of Grand Avenue.  This season the Pool on Pacific will be based on a reservation system. The […]

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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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Preventing Pollinator Extinction

The Park District of Franklin Park is participating in an exciting project! We were asked to join a community effort to prevent pollinator extinction. The goal of Prevent Pollinator Extinction People is to get the community involved in creating milkweed gardens, which is the main food source for the Monarch butterfly. By having the community […]

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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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Pool on Pacific to Open with Limited Capacity

After a season off, the Park District of Franklin Park’s Pool on Pacific is excited to open this summer! The pool will be open for In-District Residents ONLY due to a capacity limit of 50 patrons. In-District Residents live north of Grand Avenue. This season the Pool on Pacific will be based on a reservation […]

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Park District Warming Centers

In cooperation with the Village of Franklin Park, the Park District of Franklin Park’s facilities will serve as warming centers for residents. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there will be a limit to how many residents may enter. Please expect a health screening at each facility when checking in. Masks are required for entering all […]

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American Heart Month 2021

The month of February is recognized as American Heart Month (Heart Health Awareness). With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, we understand 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 […]

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Return to Recreation: Phase 4

Residents, Families & Patrons, Recreation programs and rentals are underway following IDPH’s guidance for Restore Illinois Phase 4. Registration for summer programs and events is open for both Residents and Non-Residents. Programs with multiple groups will be spaced out at an appropriate social distance and masks are required. Listed below are updates that apply to […]

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