Greetings from the Chicago Parks Foundation!

Greetings from the Chicago Parks Foundation! We are dedicated to working with you, the Chicago Park District and all our partners to engage a generation committed to conserving and enjoying our amazing parks.

The CPF is an independent 501c3, aligned with the Chicago Park District to build and strengthen private/public partnerships and innovative programming.

Congrats to the Chicago Park District who was awarded the 2014 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the National Parks and Recreation Association. Hats off to Superintendent Mike Kelly and his dedicated staff and to President Bryan Traubert and his unwavering park commissioners who work hard every day to connect Chicagoans to our parks, beaches and awesome programs!

We are honored to be CPD’s partner in contributing to the success of Chicago parks.

We invite you to get involved! From our Bank of America Chicago Marathon team, Team ChiParks, to our dedicate a bench program and It’s Your Park Day, there are so many ways to PARKTICIPATE with the Chicago Parks Foundation.

We thank our generous donors and partners this past year and we look forward to continuing to build strong relationships within the community: THANK YOU! 2014/15 Donors

Special thanks to Otherwise, Inc. for our new branding and website design. We are excited to use this site as a platform to share our work and all the great things happening in our parks!

Jennie Scheerer