Operation Playground
Operation Playground

Welcome to Operation Playground Inc., Frankfort, Illinois
October 19, 2019 
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.

What's Next?
The Foundation just completed the final projects for the Judy Herder Memorial Pumptrack.  
The Foundation beleives there is need for pickle ball courts in Frankfort. It is one of the fastest growing sports, not only among the boomers but all ages.  The Foundation is working with the Frankfort Park District to renovate the skate park pad at Commissioners Park into 3 Pickle ball courts. The Foundation has signed an agreement for funding that will allow for the project to move forward this year. Stay tuned, the courts may be in before the fall.  

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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