Get Involved

Your generosity lets us offer education, athletics & adventure to all families


The Parks Foundation asks for your support.
Create an enduring legacy by donating to the Parks Foundation. Commemorate a loved one with a tree, park bench, or paver brick, or contribute to one of our scholarship funds to enrich the lives of families who live, work, and go to school with you. Donate today to ensure that all community members can enjoy the Park District’s extraordinary programs and facilities. 
The Parks Foundation of Highland Park is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Click here for information on Commemorative Donations


We invite residents to contribute their time and talent.

Are you looking for inspiring ways to give back, create a deeper connection with your community, and make a real difference now and for generations to come? Getting involved with the Foundation is a rewarding opportunity for residents with a passion for the Park District and the services it provides. Attend or volunteer at an event or share your expertise with our Board. Be a part of the exciting things happening at the Parks Foundation of Highland Park!
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Jump in the Lake

At national award-winning
Rosewood Beach

Take a Hike

In the 97-acre Heller Nature
Preserve woodlands

Fly a Kite

At Sunset Woods or our 43
other district parks

"You are helping my children grow and thrive. I would literally be at a loss without these services."
Highland Park mom
SMILE Grant-in-Aid Recipient

Become a Friend of the Parks today