Special Events

Santa Photos & Workshop – FILLED

Saturday, December 10
Founders Community Center – 140 Oak Street

Session I: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – FILLED
Session II: 12:00 – 12:30 pm – FILLED
Session III: 12:30 – 1:00 pm – FILLED

All Ages
$7/NR $12 per child

Santa is making a special appearance at the Founders Community Center. There will be crafts, holiday themed games and a chance to visit with Santa.  Remember to bring your cameras.  There are three time slots available, please specify time on registration form.

Registration Deadline: December 7 or until filled

Paws with Claus

Saturday, December 10
1:15 – 1:45 pm
Founders Community Center – 140 Oak Street

$2 per dog family

Bring your friendly family pet and your camera for a holiday photo opportunity with Santa Claus.  All pets MUST be on a leash.  Please bring a pet item to be donated to Cache Creek Animal Rescue. 

No registration required.

Deck the Paws Holiday Photo Contest

Frankfort Park District Facebook Page

Deadline: Photo submission – December 16

Voting: December 19 – 21

Show us a picture of your furry family member showing off their holiday spirit!  To enter, simply email your photo to info@frankfortparks.org. Be sure to include your names (both yours and your pet), your email address and your phone number. Once your photo is received, we will post it to the Frankfort Park District’s Facebook Contest Photo Album (within 72 hours) and email you a confirmation.  Once you have received the confirmation email, tag your photo in the album, share it, and encourage your family and friends to vote. The photo that receives the most “likes” will win a prize. Come join the holiday fun!

The Polar Express Storytime Train – FILLED

Sunday, December 11

# 1 Time: Train departs at 9:30 am sharp – FILLED
# 2 Time: Train departs at 11:20 am sharp – FILLED

Hickory Creek Metra Station
9430 Hickory Creek Drive, Mokena

All Ages
$18 Frankfort Park District Residents Only
$23 Non-Residents (if tickets are still available after resident registration)

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.


Frankfort Park District Boundary Resident Only Lottery Registration – Registration is CLOSED

Special Registration forms will be accepted at the Founders Community Center office from November 1 – 9.  All forms are due by November 9 at 4:00 pm. Forms will be available on our website beginning November 1. All forms will be processed on November 10 and families will be notified.  Tickets will be available for pick-up at the main office.

New Year’s Countdown

Friday, December 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Founders Community Center – 140 Oak Street

4 – 10 years
$9/NR $14

Kids, get ready to countdown to 2023!!!  Celebrate New Year’s Eve with dancing, party games, crafts and ice cream.  There will be a “Countdown to 2023” balloon drop at noon to celebrate the New Year!

Registration Deadline: December 27 or until filled

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Friday, February 3 OR
Saturday, February 4
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Founders Community Center Gym, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort

All Ages
$15/NR $20 per person

Join us for a special evening with your little girl at our annual Daddy/Daughter Dance.  Dance with your favorite little girl and make memories to last forever.  Light refreshments will be served along with entertainment courtesy of a live DJ.  To capture your evening together, a professional photographer will be available to take formal pictures at an additional charge. Register early, this event fills up quickly.  Pre-registration is required, NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.

Registration Deadline: January 28 or until filled

Senior Valentine Luncheon

Friday, February 10
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort

55 years & older

Cupid is calling and he is ready to start Valentine’s Day with you!  Come enjoy live entertainment, catered lunch and dessert. You won’t want to miss this special day and remember to wear something red with your dancing shoes. 

Registration Deadline: February 7

Sponsored by: Clarendale Mokena

Puzzle Mania

Friday, February 17
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort

All Ages
$25 per team

Looking for a fun evening with your family or friends?  Put together a team (all ages, up to 4 puzzle builders per team) and register for Puzzle Mania, a jigsaw puzzle tournament.  Teams will race against each other to finish the same puzzle.  Bring snacks and enjoy an evening working together to solve the puzzle.  Prizes will be given to the winning team. 

Registration Deadline: February 10 or until filled

Spring Craft Show

Saturday, March 4
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street

FREE Admission

Easter decorations, note cards / tags, doll clothes, blankets, hair accessories, handmade candles, scarves, ceramics, handmade jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Origami Owl, Tupperware, Color Street, Mary Kay, and much more!

For additional information or booth availability, please contact the Frankfort Park District office at 815-469-9400 or visit our website at www.FrankfortParks.org to download an application.

Click here to download the FILLABLE 2023 Spring Craft Show Application

Spring On The Green

Sunday, March 19
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Breidert Green

All Ages

Why wait until summer to enjoy some outdoor games & DJ music! Come enjoy an afternoon with your family & friends. Enjoy DJ music, kid friendly games, balloon artist and much more! Also, stay warm by the bonfire with hot chocolate and cookies.

Donuts With The Bunny

Saturday, April 1
10:00 – 10:45 am
10:45 – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort

All Ages
$7 per child

Join Peter Cottontail for some crafts, holiday games, donuts, egg hunt and a special photo opportunity with the Bunny!  Remember to bring your cameras and your Easter baskets.

Registration Deadline: March 24 or until filled

Sponsored by: Fleckenstein’s


Super Dog Egg Hunt 

Saturday, April 1
1:30 pm (approx.)
Bark Park at Commissioners Park, 80th Ave. & Sauk Trail, northwest corner of Commissioners Park


Egg hunting has gone to the dogs! Dash around the Bark Park at Commissioners Park with your dog collecting treat-filled eggs and help your dog sniff out the special egg to win a prize. After the hunt, visit with our dog friendly vendors and get your photo with Peter Cottontail.  Families and all friendly dogs are welcome at this free, on-leash event. An adult should accompany dog-owners under the age of 12.

Gate will open at 1:20 pm. Hunt will start at approximately 1:30 pm.

Sponsored by: Bentley’s Pet Stuff

Bunny Home Visit

Friday, April 7
Session I: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Session II: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Your House

All Ages
$30 (Fee includes outdoor home visit with the Bunny and gift for one child)
$7 for each additional child in household (Online Code: BUNNY2023)

Watch your child’s eyes light up as they receive a personal visit from the Bunny at your house.  The Bunny will hop on over for an outdoor photo and will bring your child a special treat.  You will receive a phone call a day before the visit with an approximate arrival time.  Be sure to have your camera ready for the bunny arrival.  Open to Frankfort Park District residents only.  Bunny will spend approximately 10 minutes at each location.

Annual Family Fun Fly

Tuesday, April 4
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fort Frankfort at Commissioners Park

All Ages

Grab your kites and join us as we celebrate “Flying for Kids Month”, a statewide kite fly to promote park districts, recreation agencies and the Park District Youth License Plate.  Bring your own kite or borrow one from the Park District to fly.  This event is FREE and open to the public!

Rain/Weather Date: Saturday, April 22 @ Main Park 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Kids Garage Sale

Saturday, April 22
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Main Park North Parking Lot

5 – 14 years old (sellers)
$10 per space (includes table & advertising)

Kids, clean out your closets, your toy box and under those beds.  Sell your unwanted or no longer needed toys, games, books and other items and make a few extra dollars!  Each child will have one parking space to sell.  All kids must be supervised by a parent or guardian.  A detailed letter with more information will be sent to sellers.  The garage sale is open to the public. 

Registration Deadline: April 15 or until filled

  • Rain/Weather location will be Founders Community Center

Celebrating Earth Day

Saturday, April 22
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Main Park


Come out to Main Park for an afternoon of Earth Day fun!  There will be kid friendly games, learning activities for children, crafts, give-a-ways and more!  Each family will receive a tree sapling to plant and help make a difference this Earth Day.

  • Rain/Weather location will be Founders Community Center

Senior Prom

Wednesday, May 3
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Founders Community Center, 140 Oak Street, Frankfort

55 years & older

Join us for an evening of dancing, socializing and make memories at our first Senior Prom. The evening will be full of music, dinner and mingling with your friends. If you are interested, please submit a photo from your high school days to be on display at the event. Photos can be brought to the Founders Community Center by April 21 to be scanned. Original photos will be returned to participants.

Registration Deadline: April 21

Sponsored by: Cedarhurst Senior Living

Mother/Son Bowling Night

Friday, May 12
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thunderbowl, 18700 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena

All Ages
$25/NR $30/person

Hey moms, looking for a fun evening out with your little guy?  Join us at Thunderbowl in Mokena for two games of bowling and dinner. This is a great opportunity to have some fun spending time together with a little competition mixed in. Pizza, pop, two games of bowling, shoes, and bowling balls are included in the fee.  NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.

Registration Deadline: April 22 or until filled

Frankfort Community Garage Sale

Saturday, August 5
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Frankfort Park District Community

All Ages
$10 per home

Each registered participant’s address will be included on a list of all participating homes.  This list will be available at the park office, website and Facebook the week of the sale.  The park district will advertise the sale in local newspapers, on-line sites and A-frame signs throughout the community.  Each participating home will receive a packet including a garage sale sign, balloons, map of Frankfort subdivisions and garage sale selling tips.  These packets will be available for pick-up at the Founders Community Center at time of registration. For Frankfort Park District Residents only.

Registration Deadline: July 29

2022 Volunteer Opportunities:

Click on the Event name to Sign-up Online for Volunteer Opportunities:

Santa Photos & Workshop – Saturday, December 10 / 11:00 am – 1:30 pm / Founders Community Center

Nerf Wars Tournament – Wednesday, December 28 / 12:15-3:15 pm / Founders Community Center Gym

New Year’s Countdown – Friday, December 30 / 10:45 am – 12:45 pm / Founders Community Center

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