Following recommendations from federal and state officials for the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for our employees and guests, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its closure through May 31. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.

If you'd like to help the Conservatory through this unprecedented challenge, please visit the Philanthropy page.

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2019 Board of Trustees

Jacintha Kraft Balch
Barbara Brandt
John Cardenas
Dana Casson
Paige Crane
Julie Exner
Bill Gerhardt
Patrick Henthorne President
Charles Hillman
Toya Johnson
Scott Kleinman Treasurer
Su Lok Immediate Past President
Sandy Nessing Secretary
Lori Payne
Laura Troup
Bill Wells
Heidi Yurkiw
Bruce Harkey Ex Officio

It is the policy of Franklin Park Conservatory Joint Recreation District that all non-exempt public records are to be promptly and reasonably made available, upon request, for inspection or copying to any person at all reasonable times during regular business hours.

If you have any questions, please contact President & CEO Bruce A. Harkey at

2020 Board of Trustees Meetings All meetings at 4pm in the Veridian unless otherwise noted

January 30 | March 26 | May 28 | July 30 | October 22 | December 17
2020 Executive Committee Meetings All meetings at 4pm in the Board Room unless otherwise noted

February 27 | April 23 | June 18 | September 29 | November 19