The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks offers scholarships to children of families with limited income residing within School District 62, Maine West High School and the Des Plaines Park District boundaries.

Interested parents/guardians should download and complete the Scholarship Application Form. Scholarship forms can also be picked up from the Leisure Center or Prairie Lakes Community Center. Return the completed application to:
Trish Romza
2222 Birch Street
Des Plaines, IL  60018

All requests will be reviewed and successful applicants will be notified by mail. A credit will be applied to the Des Plaines Park District program your child is registered for. Should there be a balance after applying the scholarship, you will be responsible for the balance owed on the camp or program. You can pay by mail, fax or in person. There is a $100 maximum scholarship per child per year with a maximum of $400 per family. Scholarship credit must be used by December 31 of the current calendar year.

Please visit for the latest Des Plaines Park District Spectrum and for more information on park district programming.