Welcome to the Des Plaines Friends of the Parks website.

OFFICER ELECTION NOTICE
December 14, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Des Plaines Friends of the Parks will be having an open election of all officer positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary; at their January Board Meeting. Any member of the general public is eligible to run for any of the open positions. If you would like to be considered for election, you must give notice to the Secretary in one of the following ways: calling 847-391-5089; emailing friends@desplainesfriendsoftheparks.org; or going in-person to 2222 Birch Street, Des Plaines. You will need to clearly state which office you wish to run for as well as provide your name, current address, and phone number. All signups for running must be in by 5 p.m. on Friday January 5, 2018. Any further questions can be directed to the contact info above.

About Us:
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.

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