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"Now, more than ever, it’s important to recognize the impact of supporting equal access to the recreational opportunities that our community offers. It is often said that the most important classroom is the one outside. This adage is true whether highlighting the important learning experience of participating on a team, gaining a new skill that will be useful for a lifetime, or just appreciating our natural world. The Parks Foundation of Highland Park plays a valuable role in ensuring that all Highland Park residents can enjoy and grow from Park District programs."
Nancy Rodkin Rotering
Mayor, City of Highland Park

Why play in our parks?

Research shows that outdoor play helps kids develop better physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills. For adults, playing in our parks relieves stress, enhances brain function, boosts creatively, improves relationships, and keeps you feeling young and energetic!