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 sponsorshop 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
  • PAC event planning guidance, workshops, and administrative support


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. Joins us!


TOOLS & RESOURCES

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 info@chicagoparksfoundation.org. 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

NORTH REGION
Berger
Blackhawk
California
Cedar Playlot
Chi Che Wang
Eugene Field
Evergreen
Galewood
Greater Eastlake Terrace
Gross
Indian Boundary
Juniper
Kelly Playlot
Ken-Well
Leone Beach
Loyola
Margate
Mozart
Oriole
Palmer Square
Revere
Senn
Sheil
South Lakeview
Trebes
Walsh
Welles
West Ridge Nature Preserve
Wildwood

CENTRAL REGION
Park 571 / South Branch
Park 578
Altgeld
Austin Town Hall
Douglas
Eckhart
Ellis
Garfield
Hadiya Pendleton
Jefferson Playlot
Lake Shore
Seneca
Mandrake
Mariano
Ping Tom
Smith
Stanton
Taylor-Lauridsen

SOUTH REGION
Ada
Bradley
Burnside
Carver
Cornell
Foster
Jackson
Meyering
Midway Plaisance
Ogden
Ridge
Valley Forge
West Chatham