Partnership for Parks

Chicago Parks Foundation + Park Advisory Councils

WHAT IS A PAC? Park Advisory Councils (PACs) are voluntary groups of individuals who meet regularly to support the effective functioning of their local parks. PACs promote ways for the community to better utilize the Chicago Park District's programs and facilites. They raise awareness of park projects, communicate with the Park District, help find alternative funding sources for park enhancement, and host events and activities. Their work is essential! Search a full list of existing PACs here.

Our PAC Program

We are here to help YOU succeed! Interested in working with us? Call (312) 742-4288 to learn more and get started.

CPF Fiscal Sponsorship

A fiscal sponsorship allows a nonprofit organization (that's us) to extend the benefits of our legal, tax-exempt status to groups engaged in projects related to the non-profit's mission (that's the PACs!). The Chicago Parks Foundation is proud to present any interested PACs the opportunity to join our fiscal sponsorship program. 

  • Free MB Financial Bank account 
  • Ability to use CPF's 501c3 status to help fundraise for tax deductible gifts 
  • Use of sales tax exemption on purchases related to PAC projects 
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon "Give Back" program
  • Workshops, administrative support, and planning guidance 

PAC ConferencE

The Park Advisory Council Conference co-hosted with the Chicago Park District each February brings hundreds of PAC members together for a day full of workshops, resources, and networking. Join us!


PAC Conference Materials
Missed this year's PAC Conference or want to share what you learned? You can download the PowerPoint presentations from each of the educational sessions, and even watch video from the conference here

PAC Contact List
This is a password protected list of our PAC Partners. If you are a part of our fiscal sponsorship program, please contact us for the password. 

Renew Your Agreement
If you're an existing PAC looking to renew your fiscal partnership agreement, you can complete your form online here

Other questions? Give us a call at (312) 742-4288 or email We're happy to help find a solution!

 MB Financial Bank's Michael Smith accepts the Community Leadership Award from CPF Executive Director Willa Lang

MB Financial Bank's Michael Smith accepts the Community Leadership Award from CPF Executive Director Willa Lang

 2018 PAC Conference "Lunch with the Experts"

2018 PAC Conference "Lunch with the Experts"

Our PAC Partners

Ada Park
Altgeld Park
Berger Park
Blackhawk Park
Bradley Park
Burnside Park
California Park
Carver Park
Cedar Playlot Park
Chi Che Wang Park
Cornell Park
Cragin Park
Douglas Park
Eckhart Park
Ellis Park
Evergreen Playlot Park
Galewood Park
Greater Eastlake Terrace
Gross Park
Hadiya Pendleton Park
Indian Boundary Park
Jackson Park
Kelly Playlot Park
Loyola Park
Mamie Till Mobley Park

Mandrake Park
McKinley Dog Park
Meyering Park
Moran Playground
Mozart Park
Ogden Park
Oriole Park
Palmer Square Park
Park 571 / South Branch
Ping Tom Park
Revere Park
Ridge Park
Seneca Playground Park
Senn Park
Sheil Park
Smith Park
Stanton Park
Taylor-Lauridsen Park
Trebes Park
Walsh Playground
Welles Park
West Chatham Park
West Ridge Nature Center
Wildwood Park