Parks & Recreation

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Mission Statement

We are dedicated to building a stronger community through educational and recreational programming. By offering numerous activities and events it is our goal to bring our residents with different backgrounds and common interests together. The Leyden Township Parks & Recreation Department is designed to provide a safe and structured environment to all its participants. Lastly, we strive for the enjoyment of everyone.

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Joseph S. Weber, CPRP, Director of Parks & Recreation


Robin Remele, Office Manager-

Mark Cwik, Facility & Program Manager-

Esther Rizzo, Guest Services & Special Events Manager-

Ben White, Recreation Supervisor -

Gabriela Astudillo, Program Coordinator 

Meagan Cruz, Playschool Instructor

Melissa Dziadosz, Playschool Instructor

Tony Bianchi, Maintenance


 The Leyden Township Parks & Recreation Department offers programs at the following four locations

Leyden Township Bradley A. Stephens Community Center
2620 N. Mannheim Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Carl Fiorito Senior Center
2601 N.  Mannheim Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Westdale Park
3045 Sandra Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60164

Boxing Facility @ Gouin Park
2400 Scott Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Township Boundaries

When registering for a program, you will be asked to provide proof of residency to qualify for our in-district rates.

You are in-district if you live in Leyden Township. Leyden Township includes: Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, unincorporated Leyden and some sections of Melrose Park, Norridge, Northlake, Rosemont and Park Ridge. Please call (847) 451-5144 to see if you reside within the Leyden Township boundaries.

(Veteran’s Park District residents are also considered in-district ONLY when registering for a boxing pass.)

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