Parks Foundation




Get involved & make a difference in your community



The Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Mt. Prospect Park District and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Your donations made these projects possible:

  • Awarded over $40,000 in academic scholarships since 2005
  • Purchased automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for all park district facilities
  • Established a campaign to replace lost trees in district parks with an initial $10,000 donation
  • Pledged $40,000 toward a new electronic sign at the Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Donated $3,000 toward the Mount Prospect Killed in Action Memorial


Upcoming Events

Plant Sale Fundraiser

Thursday, May 10 ♦ 6-8pm  ♦ $30 per person

Friendship Park Conservatory

Enjoy raffles, light appetizers and a cash bar. This exclusive pre-sale offers freedom from the crowds at the public sale and first pick of the lush and healthy plants, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, veggies, succulents and more.  Your entire $30 donation benefits the projects and work of the foundation. 



2018 Officers and Directors

  • Bill Walters - President
  • Janice Stone - Vice President
  • Gerry Stone - Secretary
  • Barb Sabaj - Treasurer
  • Cindy Kaempfer - Director
  • Bill Klicka - Foundation Director and Park Commissioner
  • Lisa Tenuta - Foundation Director and Park Commissioner


Remembrance in the Park

Honor a memory…

By purchasing a commemorative gift from the Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation, you leave a truly unique memorial to honor a special person, organization, or event. Once you have made a selection, the Parks Foundation will choose an ideal spot for your gift in one of our 32 parks or recreational facilities. We provide all of the necessary installation, maintenance, and upkeep to guarantee the best care for your gift. The gift will stand as a lasting memorial and a beautiful contribution to the community. Money raised through the Remembrance In The Park Program will support the continuing efforts of the Parks Foundation.

Download our information brochure here.


Commemorative Bricks

Great Gift Idea!

Our memorial provides a lasting and beautiful tribute to U.S. veterans and current military personnel. The design integrates the current band shell into a serene and dignified setting worthy of those who will be commemorated.

The memorial is adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Memorial Park and provides a tranquil, contemplative setting featuring a fountain and columns for engraved bricks.

A limited number of bricks and commemorative benches will be available for purchase.

  • 4" x 8" Engraved Bricks...$250
  • 8" x 8" Engraved Bricks...$450
  • Memorial Bench (with engraved plaque)...$5,000

What a tremendous way to remember those veterans who have served their country.

A complete brochure with order form is available here.


Giving Tree

Make a Difference; "Leaf" a Legacy!

Purchase a leaf on our beautiful cast bronze 5-ft. Giving Tree and you’ll forever have a touchstone to remind you of that special someone or event in your life.  Each 3 1/2” by 2” leaf provides four lines to engrave your loving message of tribute or remembrance.  Your gleaming golden leaf will be mounted on Plexiglas to ensure its durability for years to come.

Become a part of our Giving Tree and be assured that you’ve discovered a unique way to elegantly honor your loved one or remember a special occasion in your life. Donations can be made to purchase a memorial “leaf” on our ever-spreading tree located inside Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016).
  • 3.5" x 2" leaf...$100

A complete brochure with order form is available here.


Become A Foundation Friend

Every donation to the Foundation supports the efforts of the Mt. Prospect Park District and ultimately adds to the beauty, desirability and image of your own community. For more information, contact:

Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation
1000 W. Central Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056