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Friends Of The Parks Foundation

Friends of the Parks Foundation Board

Friends of the Park

Friends of the Parks Foundation
530 Bernard Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: 847.850.2104.

Application form to join the Friends of the Parks Foundation

Board of Directors:

  • Cathy Novak – President
  • Sara Lambert – Vice President
  • Lynne Schneider – Treasurer
  • Ryan Risinger – Secretary
  • Steve Antman
  • Arnie Brown
  • Robert Giddens
  • Howard Hoffman
  • Perry Lakhani
  • Teresa Reinhofer
  • Jack Schmerer

For more information, please contact Ryan Risinger at 847.850.2122.

The Organization

The Friends of the Parks Foundation has been formed to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the State of Illinois. The Foundation promotes active involvement within the community. Our direction will be determined by the needs of the community we serve.

Events

Dining Through the Decades Flights in the Park Adventure Challenge Trivia Night Senior Expo

Our Mission

For the physical and recreational well-being of the residents of Buffalo Grove Park District, the Friends of the Parks Foundation is dedicated to supporting the District in the development and enhancement of its programs, services, facilities and planning.

Our Purpose

The Friends Of The Parks Foundation has been established to:

  • Help insure continued, measured growth and enhancement of facilities and services.
  • Provide forums and communication channels.
  • Recognize quality and excellence in recreational programming.
  • Develop additional revenue streams for the advancement of programs and facilities.

Friends of the Parks Foundation

Friends of the Parks Foundation

The Method

In addition to special fundraising events, the Foundation plans to accomplish its goals by soliciting tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses, community organizations and other foundations.

We, the members of the Friends of the Parks Foundation, accept the challenge to maintain the highest standard of recreational opportunities from our District.  We ask that each of you join with us for the benefit of ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our community.

Friends of the Parks Foundation

Be A Friend Too!

If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring a Friends of the Parks Foundation event, please contact Brian O’Malley at 847.850.2146.

Commemorative Bricks

The Buffalo Grove Park District offers the opportunity to purchase commemorative bricks to be installed at various park sites. The list below are the parks that have bricks, and if you click on the park name, the order form for that park will open.  You may also order and pay online.

The bricks are high-quality, filled with black lithochrome to protect it from the elements, and each one is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

There are 2 sizes of bricks available in some parks. The smaller 4″ brick costs $100. Personal messages are limited to 3 lines of 13 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation.

In the parks that offer the larger 8″ brick, the cost is $150. Personal messages are limited to 4 lines of 13 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation.

Money raised will benefit the Friends of the Parks Foundation and all brick purchases are tax deductible. Bricks are installed twice a year, in April and September. The Buffalo Grove Park District reserves the right to edit as necessary and determine the location of all bricks.

Community Arts Center

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Emmerich Park

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Happy Tails Dog Park

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Rick Drazner Park

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Rolling Hills Park

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Veterans Park

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Willow Stream Park

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Pay For Bricks Online

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