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 project Prevent Pollinator Extinction People is to get the community involved in creating milkweed gardens, which is the main food source for the Monarch butterflies. By having the […]

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Hawthorne & Timber Park Renovation Updates

The Park District of Franklin Park has started the process of two complete renovations and Hawthorne & Timber Parks. Since these parks are down the street from each other, we recommend the neighborhood play at Elder Park, Chestnut Park and Lincoln Park during construction. You can follow along for project updates on our social media […]

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North Park to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Site

When: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Where: North Park Sports Arena, 10040 Addison Avenue, Franklin Park Positive Health Services has been advised by the Cook County Health Department to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those who registered for the clinic that is full at the Park District of Franklin Park’s […]

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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, or based on IDPH guidelines. In-District Residents live north of Grand Avenue. This season the Pool on Pacific will […]

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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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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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Esports Interest Survey

The Park District of Franklin Park is looking into the addition of Esports programming. The increasing popularity of competitive gaming has been recognized by parks and recreation agencies around the country. We are exploring different options of hosting tournaments or some style of free play. Esports is an inclusive activity that reaches many demographics. There […]

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2020 Fall Fest Parade Cancelled

The Park District of Franklin Park is disappointed to announce that the Annual Eddie Biondo Fall Fest Parade will not march this year. This longstanding Franklin Park tradition is an event enjoyed by many, but due to the ongoing pandemic the Park District does not view the parade as a safe operation.  Each year, hundreds […]

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Park District & District 84 Partner for Remote Learning Day Camp

The Park District of Franklin Park understands the hardships placed on the community with schooling this fall. We standby and support Franklin Park School District 84 in its Return to Learn Plan and goal of keeping students safe. We are proud to announce a partnership with District 84 in offering childcare to those in need. […]

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