The Parks Foundation of Oak Park is an organization chartered with the State of Illinois as a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in December of 2012. While a separate and independent entity, the Foundation coordinates closely with the Park District of Oak Park to address community needs.
The Parks Foundation was created to promote giving opportunities around Oak Park parks and to support extraordinary projects within the Park District of Oak Park. This article in the Wednesday Journal ran when the Foundation was announced: (click)
Our Mission is to collaborate with Oak Park residents, community groups and partner organizations to support exceptional and extraordinary projects that enhance our parks and community life.
Our objectives/goals include:
Cultivating community through facility and Extraordinary Capital Improvements (community center)
Growing our green space through Land Acquisition
Developing youth through Scholarship
Enhancing existing parks through Art Acquisition and park beautification
For a list of Board Members, click here.