Park Initiatives


Arlington Heights Parks ... a great investment!

Arlington Heights' parks have always been a high priority for its citizens. Conservation of open space resources has contributed substantially to the quality of life and community character that support the community's economic well-being.

Well-maintained and well-used parks are essential characteristics of a healthy and vital community. Arlington Heights Park District's 700 acres of parkland include 58 park and facility locations used by thousands of visitors throughout the year. On-going projects to extend or enhance our community's parks are always underway so that future needs will be met.

Parks need friends!
You can provide vital support to Arlington Heights parks in a variety of ways. Bequests, gifts of property, memorial contributions, donation of park amenities, and even the gift of your volunteer time and talent can make a huge difference. Your good stewardship of our cherished parks will leave a lasting legacy for Arlington Heights and its citizens.

How You Can Help
There are many different ways you can support your favorite park, park resource, or program. Here are but a few...

  • Park Trees lend a beautiful focus to the landscape while providing both people and wildlife with valuable products for life. Landscape-size shade, evergreen, and flowering trees may be donated in memory or honor of a friend or relative, or simply in the donor's name.
    For current prices, and a brochure, telephone the Foundation office at 847-506-7141.
  • Playground Equipment, and entire playground areas, may be donated to your local or neighborhood park, but restrictions do apply. The number of playground renovations possible each year is limited, so scheduling requirements must be met. The Foundation can guide you through the process and assist you with your charitable giving efforts.
  • Parkland and Open Space donations or discounted sales, and the donation of easements, play a key role in acquiring adequate parkland for future generations of Arlington Heights citizens.
  • Park programs including: camps, seminars, art exhibits, special events, and park dedication ceremonies. An outreach program introduces economically disadvantaged children to recreation programs. Children and staff choose activities on a daily basis. Activities include: arts & crafts, sports & games, weekly trips to the pool and two field trips. These programs also provide a great opportunity for local businesses and service clubs to get involved in the community.

For further information on park needs and donation opportunities, telephone the Arlington Heights Park Foundation, 847-506-7141.

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