Dedicated To Enhancing Parks & Providing Access To Healthy Leisure Pursuits

Helping our community connect through recreation.

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.

Ways to Give

Join the “Dad Bods” and the Parks Foundation of Highland Park for a Slam-Dunk Day of Fun!

Grab two of your best “Dad Bod” friends, lace up your sneakers, and shoot some hoops together for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Parks Foundation of Highland Park scholarship programs — ensuring all Highwood and Highland Park families with financial challenges can participate in Park District programs.

Our Scholarship Recipients Love to Share Their Thoughts

“Due To Financial Constraints, My Kids Would Not Have Had The Opportunity To Attend Camp Without The Scholarship … After A Year Of Living Indoors And Playing Video Games To Socialize, My Kids Need To Feel ‘Normal’ Again And These Camps Helped Them To See People, Do Awesome Activities, And Feel Safe And Supported Along The Way.” Mother of SMILE Scholarship Campers