The Parks Foundation of Highland Park believes that every resident should have access to our world-class Park District and a strong connection to our our parks and community life. 

Parks Foundation of Highland Park

Established in 2016, the Parks Foundation of Highland Park directly serves all residents of Highland Park and works closely with the Park District of Highland Park to support its mission “To enrich community life through healthy leisure pursuits and an appreciation for the natural world.” 

The Foundation believes that every resident deserves the opportunity for an enriched healthy life, and we strive to provide the resources necessary to ensure everyone in Highland Park has access to the benefits of our park district. Major initiatives include: 

  • Raising funds for the SMILE and FYI Grant-in-Aid programs to enable residents experiencing economic difficulty access to park district programs
  • Raising funds to enhance the Park District’s quality recreation programs, services, and facilities
  • Encouraging advocates and supporters to give time, money, and talent



 Questions? Ready to Volunteer? Contact us today to learn more about the Foundation.