Welcome to the Des Plaines Friends of the Parks website. The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks is dedicated to the enrichment of the youth of Des Plaines by sponsoring fun events and providing scholarships for their participation in Des Plaines Park District programs. The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks has awarded more than $7,000 to children allowing them to participate in camps, programs, and trips.
Des Plaines Friends of the Parks Mission
Promoting parks and recreational activities, cultural activities and a healthier lifestyle for the citizens of Des Plaines. Provide scholarships for kids to participate in a variety of Park District activities.
The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks is a volunteer organization that:
- Organizes events to raise funds and provides volunteer participation opportunities.
- Educates the citizens of Des Plaines Park District about the value of quality parks and recreational services.
- Stimulates further public interest in parks and recreation and the preservation of park and recreational resources.