Operation Playground
Operation Playground

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.
Fort Frankfort Maintenance Day 
April 28th 
8:30 am-1:00 pm at the Fort
Since the playground was built, volunteers from Lincolnway East High Shcool, Boy Scout Troops and the community of Frankfort have come together to maintain the Fort. Volunteers are needed to help seal the wood play equipment, rake new mulch into place and add sand to the play area. The efforts of the volunteers have helped to maintain the Fort for future generations.

Please join us at Commissioners Park on Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 am-1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided at the end. Dress for the weather, please wear closed toe shoes. If you have work gloves, paint rollers, rakes or paint brushes feel free to bring them along.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller

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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