Operation Playground
Operation Playground
Support the Judy Herder Memorial Pumptrack  
Join us on October 21st!

Tasting List - the following beers, ciders and spirits will be part of the tasting.
  • Half Acre Gone Away
  • Tribes Brewing Big Twin
  • Two Brothers Blood Orange Pinball Off Color Tooth and Claw
  • Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale  
  • Vander Mill Totally Roasted
  • Allagash White  
  • Solemn Oath Lu Kolsch
  • Frankfort Spirits –Featuring whiskey and vodka
  • Destihl Here Goes Nothing
  • Great Lakes Eliot Ness
  • Left Hand Milk Stout
  • Penrose Tap Room IPA
  • Miskatonic Catchpenny
  • Lagunitas Sakitumi 
To make a donation  to the project click here.  To find out more about pumptracks watch the video link below.  Click Here to see

 Craft Beer Tasting  - Click here to purchase tickets 
or purchase at the Founders Center at 140 Oak Street, Frankfort, IL

The Foundation is hosting a craft beer tasting on October 21 at the Founders Center. Proceeds will support the purchase of the Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track. Tickets can be purchased from a Board Member, online through event website or at the Founders Center at 140 Oak Street, Frankfort. 

Than you to our sponsors.
Old Town Homeowners Association
Mayor Holland & Stacy Holland
Oral Surgery Center - Dr. Christopher Powell
Charrington Homeowners Association
Debbie Powers
Dave & Peggy Lindgren
Great Space, LLC


Welcome to Operation Playground Inc., Frankfort, Illinois

Operation Playground is a 501(c)(3) organization and was established in 2000 by a group of volunteers in Frankfort, Illinois. Its initial project was the construction of Fort Frankfort, a children's park which is situated within Commissioner's Park located at Laraway Road and S. 80th Ave. Operation Playground's second major project was Frankfort Bark Park, a dog park with a state-of-the-art gate and monitoring system. The dog park which opened in May 2007 sits on three acres of land at the northwest corner of Commissioner's Park. Latest projects include funding of the 3-on-3 basketball half courts at Main Park and installation of the Ga-ga pit at Commissioners Park. 

Click on the respective tabs to learn more about each of the beautiful parks. Operation Playground continuously raises money year-round to maintain both of these parks as well as adding amenities or enhancements to other Frankfort parks.

Award-Winning Projects
  • In June 2000, Fort Frankfort was the recipient of the Governor's Hometown Award. The contributions made by community volunteers to build Fort Frankfort was a key element to receiving the award.
  • In spring 2008, Frankfort Bark Park was voted one of the nation's Top 10 Dog Parks by Dog Fancy Magazine.
Mission Statement
To provide assistance, support or encouragement for the creation, development, enhancement, and/or improvement of the facilities and programs for the youth and adults of Frankfort. Operation Playground will also promote and foster a spirit of volunteerism within the community.


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