Foundation and Community Support


Community support plays an essential role in our park district system. There are several ways the community can play a role in ensuring our parks remain a viable and vital part of our village.

Park District of Forest Park Foundation, NFP

The Park District of Forest Park Foundation (PDOFPF) was formed in 2013, a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. PDOFPF solicits support for the Park District of Forest Park community through philanthropic endeavors such as volunteerism, gifts, grants, memberships, and planned giving opportunities. A Board of Directors, consisting of local community members acts to improve the quality of life for people utilizing the Park District of Forest Park facilities and amenities throughout the Park.

Mission Statement

The Park District of Forest Park Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the Forest Park Community by assisting the Park District of Forest Park in securing philanthropic support on its behalf to enhance the use, access, preservation and restoration of recreational facilities, land acquisition and special events and programs.

How can you help? 

The PDOFPF can use help through volunteers and through financial contributions. If you would like to volunteer for one of their events, please email the Foundation Board members  at If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, you may do so by clicking donate here.

Interested in becoming a Foundation Board Member?

The PFOFPF is currently seeking interested members of the community to serve on the Foundation’s Board. Meetings are held once a month. Foundation Board members also help out at various Park District events in addition to carrying out the Foundation’s mission. If you are interested, please download the application below and complete and return it to the Park District Foundation via email at or US Postal service at the address listed below:

PDoFP-Foundation Application-2017 pdf

Park District of Forest Park Foundation

7501 W. Harrison St.

Forest Park, IL 60130

PDOFPF Board of Directors

Kevin Bartlett – President  – Vice President Shannon Wood – Secretary Ted Rozmus – Treasurer
Cathleen McDermott– Park Board Liaison
Larry Piekarz – Park District Liason


Community Support

While the village has undoubtedly changed in the 80 plus years since the park district was formed, the staff and board of commissioners still remain committed to providing the community with a beautiful park, modern facilities and quality programming.

The Park District of Forest Park and/or its staff members is a member of the Illinois Association of Park Districts, National Park and Recreation Association, Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, Forest Park Community Education Council, Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Suburban Park and Recreation Association, Midwest Institute of Park Executives and West Suburban Special Recreation Association.

In addition, the park district is proud to have in place intergovernmental agreements with the Village of Forest Park and the School District 91. Without cooperation from all of these agencies, we would not be able to offer the programs that we do!