Founded by concerned citizens in July 1964, the Park District of Franklin Park serves approximately 15,158 residents residing north of Grand Avenue in Franklin Park, offers more than 250 programs each year, and operates seventeen parks totaling 24.14 acres and four facilities.
Facilities include a year-round indoor ice arena and a smaller practice arena, North Park Banquets and Sports Arena, the Community Center, and the Pool on Pacific, an outdoor aquatic facility featuring an Olympic-size swimming pool, a zero-depth area with spray features, a drop slide, two tube slides, a basketball net and diving area.
The park district employs 22 full-time staff, augmented seasonally by more than 120 part-time employees. We participate in a unique recreation cooperative, the West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA). Supported by eleven park districts, the association provides special leisure services for people with disabilities.