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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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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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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Region 10 Moves into Tier 2 Mitigation Measures

January 18, 2021 Dear Residents, Families & Patrons, The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced adjustments to the mitigation metrics and additional regional mitigation changes. Suburban Cook County (Region 10) will move into Tier 2 mitigations. Listed below are mitigation measures that apply to the Park District of Franklin Park’s programming and facilities. • […]

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Tier 3 Open Play Guidelines

Open Play will resume starting on Monday, December 7 following new guidelines. The statewide Tier 3 mitigation measures allow for single participant training and Open Play is being adapted accordingly. One player will be allowed at each basket. Participants can only shoot hoops themselves. There is not playing with others and games are not allowed. […]

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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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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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