Special Events

“50 Years of Fun” Celebration


The Park District celebrated its 50th Anniversary at Main Park!

Here’s to another 50 years and remember to “Come Join the Fun” at the Frankfort Park District!


Thanks to everyone who came out to help celebrate and a huge thanks to our sponsors for helping make this night happen.

Gold Sponsors:

BMO Harris Bank

S & J Door, Inc

Physicians Immediate Care

Emagine Entertainment

Silver Sponsors:


Abri Credit Union

American Family Insurance

Chiro One Wellness Centers

Bronze Sponsors:

Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group, P.C.


Town Center Bank

Anthony DeLuca, State Representative 80th District

Scarecrow Building Contest

Congratulations to our 2017 Scarecrow Building Contest Winner

Girl Scout Troop #65163

Candy Collection for Veterans

Deadline: November 18

We Want Your Leftover Halloween Candy!  The Frankfort Park District is collecting Bite Size Halloween Candy for the residents at the Veterans Home in Manteno. Bite Size Candy is the #1 item requested by the residents at the Veterans Home. So kids, bring in your leftover and excess Halloween Candy to be donated to the retired Veterans at the Veterans Home in Manteno. You can drop off candy at the Frankfort Park District, Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street.

Deadline: November 18

Turkey Time Fun

Wednesday, November 22
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years

$6/NR $9

Here’s your chance to burn off some of your energy before eating all that turkey on Thanksgiving. Kids will have fun playing games, making a turkey craft, jumping around in a giant inflatable and enjoying some ice cream.

Registration Deadline: November 18

Letters to Santa

Due Date: December 6 by 5:00 pm

Starting November 20, Santa’s mailbox will be displayed at the Founders Community Center.  Santa will personally write to each and every child who writes him a letter, provided that all letters are received by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 6. Santa can only send letters to children who include the following: child’s full name, address, city, zip code and of course, their wish list!  Parents, please complete checklist when sending the letter. Checklists will be available at the main office or on the Park District website. Please address letters to: Santa Claus, 25 Candy Cane Lane, North Pole (c/o Frankfort Park District, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL 60423).

Due Date: December 6 by 5:00 pm

Click here to download the Letters To Santa Checklist 2017

Dinner with Santa

Friday, December 1
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

$9/NR $12 per person

Celebrate the holidays by joining Santa and Frosty the Snowman for dinner.  Each child will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and receive a goody bag. After your child has given Santa their “wish list”, enjoy some fun family entertainment. Our dinner menu will include a slice of cheese pizza, cookie and a drink.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must pre-register. NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.  Space is limited, please register early.

Registration Deadline: November 27 or until filled.

The Polar Express Storytime Train

Sunday, December 10
$14 Frankfort Park District Residents Only
Hickory Creek Metra Station – 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena

Registration Date: Saturday, November 4

ALL ABOARD…The Frankfort Park District would like to invite children and their parents to take this special train ride to the North Pole.  On the way to the “North Pole,” Santa’s elves will be busy making balloon animals while you enjoy listening to the “Polar Express” story.  When we reach the “North Pole”, we will find Santa Claus and bring him back with us on the train to the Hickory Creek Metra Station.  Enjoy holiday cookies and music on our way home.  A parent or guardian must accompany all children.  Due to the popularity of this event, a maximum of six tickets per household are available to purchase at time of registration.

Location:         Hickory Creek Metra Station – 9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena
Day/Date:       Sunday, December 10
# 1 Time:         Train departs at 9:30 am sharp
# 2 Time:         Train departs at 11:20 am sharp
# 3 Time:         Train departs at 1:20 pm sharp

Ages:               All
Fee:                 $14 Frankfort Park District Residents Only

Frankfort Park District Residents Only

Registration Date: Saturday, November 4

Doors Open at 9:00 am.  The office will be open until 12:00 pm.

Two forms of residency are required.  A driver’s license and tax bill or utility bill may be used.

Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Classic Holiday Movie Night

Thursday, December 21
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

$5 per child

Dress in your pajamas and slippers and enjoy an evening of holiday fun. The elves are planning some reindeer games and holiday crafts along with a showing of a holiday classic.  There will also be a very special guest in attendance for photos! A bedtime snack of cookies, popcorn and “frozen” hot chocolate will be served.

Registration Deadline: December 18  

19th Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

Free Admission

Easter decorations, blankets, note cards / tags, personalized photos, handmade jewelry, hair accessories, hand painted glassware and much more!  Vendors included; Tastefully Simple, LuLa Roe, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Avon, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Perfectly Posh, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Pure Haven Essentials, Real Time Pain Relief, Paparazzi Jewelry and much more!

Click here to download the 2018 Spring Craft & Vendor Show Application.

For additional information or booth availability, please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400.

2017 Volunteer Opportunities:

Please click HERE to download a listing of our FALL 2017 Volunteer Opportunities.

Click HERE to Sign-up Online for Volunteer Opportunities.