Bicentennial Celebration

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Presenting a year-long-series of events to celebrate the first 200 years of Franklin Park Borough that will include recognition of its history and history makers, its military veterans, live entertainment and activities for youngsters and the not-so-young. Net proceeds to benefit the preservation of historic places within our borough.  Click the link to view the Bicentennial Brochure.

BICENTENNIAL EVENTS IN 2023

Saturday, June 24, 2023 - Festival in the Park Bicentennial Edition

Please join us at our annual Festival in the Park for entertainment, food trucks, activities, musical entertainment, rides and Bicentennial Celebration!!!  Special performances by the River City Brass Band.  The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display. 

Our History - 200 Years - Join us at our history of Franklin Park Bicentennial exhibit. The event will be held on Saturday, June 24th at the Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center during the Festival in the Park's Bicentennial Celebration.

Saturday, September 9, 2023 - Ben's Blueberry 5K Trail Fun Run - Event Cancelled

October 21, 2023 -Salute to Veterans Breakfast

Pittsburgh Steelers legend Rocky Bleier will speak at our Salute to Veterans Breakfast at Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center on October 21, 2023 at 10:00 am. Veterans interested in attending the breakfast can bring one guest.   Tickets for veterans and their guests are free.  If you are a veteran, past or present, that resides or has resided in Franklin Park please contact Donna Platt by phone at 412-364-4115, Ext. 302 or by email at dplatt@franklinparkborough.us

We are currently looking for a sponsor of the Salute to Veterans Breakfast.  If you would like to be the sponsor please complete the Salute to Veterans Breakfast Sponsor Form.

Immediately following the Veterans Breakfast will be the groundbreaking ceremony for our new Veterans Trail.  If you cannot make the breakfast please join us for the groundbreaking of the new trail. 

OUR HISTORY - 200 YEARS

The Beginning: In August 1823, Franklin Township was created after seceding from Ohio Township.  Franklin Township included what are today Franklin Park, Bradford Woods and Marshall Township. Forty years later, Marshall Township was created from Franklin with Bradford Woods seceding from Marshall in 1915. Franklin would remain a second class township until August 1961 when it became the Borough of Franklin Park. Now see where our history takes us!  

Join us at our history of Franklin Park Bicentennial exhibit. The event will be held on Saturday, June 24th at the Blueberry Hill Park Activity Center during the Festival in the Park's Bicentennial Celebration.