| August 2, 2013

Check out our Summer brochure online @ www.fpparks.org.

Movies in the Park

Grab a blanket and enjoy an unforgettable evening of cinema under the stars. Movie time snacks will be available to purchase. Plan Ahead! (In case of inclement weather, the movies will be rescheduled. Please see the brochure for more information.) We are showing these movies this summer:

  • Friday, August 2, Pool on Pacific, 9715 Pacific Ave., Despicable Me
  • Friday, August 16, North Park, 10040 Addison Street: Holes
  • Friday, August 23, Pool on Pacific, 9715 Pacific Ave., The Great Outdoors
  • Friday, September 20, TimberPark, 3103 Hawthorne: The Avengers

All ages, free; Movies shown at the pool admission is $5or free with season pool pass

5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Mini Mile

Saturday, September 14 • 9:00 am (5K) 10:00 am (Kids Mini Mile)

Location: North Park. 10040 Addison Street

Accomplish fitness goals through the neighbor streets of Franklin Park in our 6th Annual 5K Foundation Fun Run/Walk. The 5K Foundation Fun Run/ Walk is a community race hosted by the Parks Foundation of Franklin Park. The race starts and ends at North Park, located at 0040 Addison in Franklin Park. Our course received its certification through the USA Track & Field Organization, a nationally credited organization. The race is 3.1 miles and proceeds from the 5K Foundation Fun Run/Walk go to the Parks Foundation of Franklin Park, which works toward expanding recreation opportunities in Franklin Park through community leadership and support. Our Kids Mini Mile race follows the North Park Walking Path at 10:00 a.m. Register online today! Visit www.fpparks.org to register.

Ages 12 & Up (5K) and 11 and Under (Kids Mini Mile), $20 per person; $25 per person day of race

Youth Programs

2012-2013 Tot School

Monday, Wednesday and Friday and/or Tuesday, and Thursday, September 5– December 7 • 9:15 p.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Location: Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave.

Is your child too young for Preschool? Look no further! This early childhood education class is a great way to introduce your child to school. This innovative program offers a range of opportunities to help each child develop to their full potential. We follow a yearly curriculum, and students have the chance to explore different learning centers, such as dramatic play, books, music, blocks and puzzles. Snack time and gym time are also included daily. Open registration, so students may register at any time.

Ages 24–35 month, call for pricing

2012-2013 Kindergarten Enrichment

Monday – Friday, August 15–- December 17 • 12:30 p.m. –- 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sunflower Nature Center at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue

Our new Kindergarten Enrichment program provides a quality enrichment experience for kindergarten-age children attending half-day kindergarten programs. This unique and multifaceted program is designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of activities, including art, music, theater, movement, science and child-led play. The program follows the District 84 school-year calendar. Working parents who desire extended hours for their child can enroll in the Early Start Program beginning at 11:30 am and ending at 12:30 pm. Children in the Early Start program must bring a lunch and beverage. Open registration, so students may register at any time. Call Phyllis Schmidt at 847-451-8135 with any questions.

AGES 5–6, Call for pricing

Tot Classes

The Park District offers more tot classes. Visit www.fpparks.org for a full listing of tot programs.

Youth Athletics

The Park District offers more youth athletics. Visit www.fpparks.org for a full listing of athletic programs.

Teen Programs

The Park District offers more teen and youth activities. Visit www.fpparks.org for a full listing of teen and youth programs.


The Park District offers more athletic activities. Visit www.fpparks.org for a full listing of athletic programming.

Adult Programs and Trips

Knitting, Crocheting & Needlepoint Club

First and third Tuesday of each month • 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Location: Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave.

This free program is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to knit, needlepoint, crochet or simply get together with others to complete their projects. Two members have volunteered to bring extra supplies and give tips and instructions to those who may need them.

Ages 18 years and up, Free

Adult Fitness Programs

Walk Live Program

Wednesday, July 10-August 28 • 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison Avenue

Energize your day and super-charge your metabolism with this walking program! This program is an aerobics group fitness class that is a multi-muscle workout and low impact, but high intensity. By walking and moving, you will be improving your health, feeling energetic and toning muscles. Fitness Walking creates results compared to other healthy lifestyle choices by reducing disease and improving the quality of life!

Ages 15 and up, $44/$52

The Park District offers various fitness classes including Adult Aquacize, R.I.P.P.E.D., Yoga, Total Body Fitness, Step, Zumba, Zumba Toning with Mat Pilates, Adult Hip-Hop Cardio and Table Tennis.  


Now offering junior memberships for ages 1117!!!

Have your parent register you for The Fitness Center at the Park District of Franklin Park; 9560 Franklin Avenue The fitness center includes two separate rooms and 17 state-of-the-art Life Fitness machines. A FitnessCenter pass may be obtained at the Community Center, with various membership plans to choose from. A yearly pass is less than $10 per month, payment plans are available.  Fitness Center hours are 6 am-9 pm Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm on Saturdays and 9 am-7:30 pm on Sundays.

  • Visit us online at www.fpparks.org, available in      Spanish and Polish.


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