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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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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