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Peoria Park District Foundation

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Support the Park District

Welcome to the Peoria Park District Foundation!  We are proud to support The Peoria Park District and help make an impact on those who live and play in our District. We are glad to help the Peoria Park District in their efforts to help our citizens continue to prioritize their health and wellness while making connections within the community and helping them learn about the importance of environmental stewardship. The programs the Peoria Park District offers, the trails, golf courses, and the parks you enjoy would not be possible without the Foundation.

2020 has been unlike anything we have ever experienced. Like you, we are doing things differently every day, adapting and changing as we need. We thank you for being a part of the Park District Family, and we are honored to partner with you on your journey through this unprecedented time.  As we are experiencing the critical need to preserve the important role parks and recreational activities play in our lives, we at the Peoria Park District and in the Foundation are more committed than ever to being the best possible steward of our public resources. We are working each and every day to preserve them for you and others who live, work, and play in our community. But we can’t do that without your help – through a gift to the Park District Foundation, you can make an impact on the lives of the members of the Peoria community. Times are very challenging right now, and we understand that. When we say “A gift of any size will make a difference” we truly mean it. Whether your gift is $5, $25 or $125, your gift will help the District continue to be a resource for you and our fellow community members. Some ways you can make an impact with a gift are:

  • Showing your love and support of the trails, nature preserves, parks, and green spaces through our Legacy Fund
  • Scholarships – help make the dream of playing football, soccer, or attending camp a reality for a child
  • Help the District in the areas they need it most with a gift to the General Fund
  • Help adults who are working hard towards earning their GED through our educational programs
  • Help kids learn of the power of play with a gift to the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum

Aside from making an outright gift, you can support the Peoria Park District and its programs while you shop by using Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile.

Support the Peoria Park District just through buying your weekly groceries! Sign up here and do good while feeding your family. What could be better? Online orders also count towards this making it even easier to support your community! Search for Organization Name Peoria Park District Foundation or our organization number: NF676


Generate donations through your regular shopping! Be sure to use the website smile.amazon.com and they donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization—no fees, no extra cost. Bonus, your subscribe and save orders can count towards this!


To make giving even easier, we are offering the ability to make monthly or quarterly payments! You may also wish to remember the Peoria Park District in your will or estate. District staff are happy to work with you should be interested in this option. We can provide information about options that you can discuss with your professional advisors.

For more information on how you can support the Park District, please contact Jocelyn McDowell at 309.681.2861 or [email protected]