Parks Foundation

Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation was established in 1997. It is an independent, charitable organization charged with the mission of enhancing the quality of parks, facilities and recreation opportunities in the Mt. Prospect Park District. It is governed by an independent voluntary board.

Contributions are tax-deductible under state and federal guidelines provided by the charter of the State of Illinois, incorporation, Section 501(c)3.

Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation typically meets on a quarterly basis the first Wednesday of the month  at 6pm in Central Community Center. Our current meeting months are January, March, May and September. For a list of scheduled meeting dates for the current year, please call 847-255-5380.


2017 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