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An Update on Timber & Hawthorne Parks

Dear Residents, As those who live in the Timber & Hawthorne Park neighborhoods know, the parks are not yet completed. The original schedule for completion of both sites was July last summer. Unfortunately, the Park District has been working with a contractor unable to meet multiple commitments and many promised deadlines. While it may look […]

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Get to Know Chimney Swifts

When Timber Park’s renovation is complete, you may notice a tall standing structure. One of the features of the project is a chimney swift habitat. Chimney swifts are birds that arrive in Franklin Park in late April and then migrate back to South America for the winter. Chimney swifts get their name because of their […]

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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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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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