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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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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Stay Healthy: Coronavirus & Flu Safety Recommendations

The Park District of Franklin Park is carefully monitoring the developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health, and Cook County Department of Health. We are also in contact with the Village of Franklin Park Health Department, while monitoring School Districts 81, 83, 84, […]

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Meet Your New Athletic & Facility Manager

Introducing Cody Nelson! Cody Nelson is the new Athletics and Facility Manager for the Park District of Franklin Park. He oversees all Athletic programs, leagues, rentals and the Community Center. He graduated from Illinois State University where he studied Recreation Management. Cody grew up in Lake Zurich where he played a variety of sports throughout […]

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Hawthorne Park Community Input Meeting

Dear Residents & Families, As you may know, the Park District has plans to upgrade Hawthorne Park in the next two years. We were also awarded an OSLAD grant for the redevelopment of Timber Park, only one block away. Our goal is to avoid repeating the types of recreation features in both places. Hawthorne Park […]

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American Heart Month 2020

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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Park District of Franklin Park Awarded OSLAD Grant

The Park District of Franklin Park is excited to announce that it was awarded a $248,200 grant through the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program. This grant will be used for the redevelopment of Timber Park located at 3103 Hawthorne Street. The property was first acquired by the Park District in 1968. OSLAD […]

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Staying Green Year-Round

The Park District of Franklin Park held another successful Earth Day Celebration outdoors at North Park. This family event featured many aspects such as District 84 students, interactive booths, nature, crafts and games. Community members explored the nature garden and learned how to keep our earth clean.  We had over 20 vendors this year who […]

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