The Parks Foundation
of Highland Park

Enriching community life through healthy leisure pursuits and an appreciation for the natural world

Dedicated to an enriched, healthy lifestyle

The Parks Foundation of Highland Park is dedicated to the belief that every resident of our community deserves the opportunity for an enriched, healthy lifestyle.

We raise funds to support and enhance exceptional Park District projects and provide scholarship funding to ensure that all community members are able to participate in Park District programs.




Parks & Beaches


Sports &
Nature Facilities


We bridge the gap between public resources and the funding needed to maintain and enhance our world-class Park District

  • The Park District manages over 700 acres of land, including 44 parks, beaches, and 11 sports and nature facilities
  • Only about 6% of resident property taxes are paid to the Park District
  • Property taxes support around 50% of the Park District’s operating costs
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We ensure that all community members have access to high-quality recreational programs and facilities

  • More than 1 in 10 Highland Park/Highwood residents earn an income below the basic cost of living in our community
  • Thousands of residents in need have received Park District grants-in-aid
  • The Foundation provides funding for over $150,000 in annual scholarships

The Parks Foundation proudly partners with the Park District of Highland Park to support enjoyment of our community’s beautiful lands and exceptional recreational programs

Swim. Play. Laugh. Repeat.

With your support, the possibilities are endless