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Parks Foundation

About the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation

The Parks Foundation is an organization dedicated to helping the Park District provide great recreation programs and open space while also assisting individuals to gain access to programs, enhancing current programs and making improvements to all of BPD's parks.

The Foundation was established in 1994 as a not-for-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to develop alternate sources of funding for Bloomingdale Park District facilities and recreation programs, and to provide opportunities for all Park District participants. The Foundation holds a 501-C3 status from the IRS.


Become a member of the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation and:
  • Support the preservation and improvement of facilities and open space for recreation.
  • Assist those less privileged to participate in park district programs and events.
  • Recognize and support community stewardship.
Adopt-A-Park

The Adopt-A-Park program was instituted in 2015 and involves organizations adopting a local park. The program is designed to be a low key, informal approach to involve the community with its neighborhood park by "keeping an eye out" for potential hazards, vandalism and general park abuse, as well as assisting in keeping parks clean and free of invasive vegetation.

Make A Donation To The Bloomingdale Parks Foundation Scholarship Fund Through Our Annual Appeal

To make a donation to the Bloomingdale Parks Foundation Scholarship Fund go to the Donate Now button below.  Thank you for considering a donation to assist those needing financial assistance in our community.

Donate Now!

Blackhawk Sports Tickets (4) and Parking Pass Raffle

To purchase raffle tickets you may go to the Johnston Recreation Center Front Desk or contact lonna@bloomingdaleparks.org

Raffle Prize:
Blackhawks game on Friday, April 12 against the Nashville Predators.  Game starts at 7:30PM.

• (4) Seats 1-4 Section 111 Row 18
• (1) Arena Parking Pass

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Raffle tickets are available at the Bloomingdale Park District Front Desk during regular business hours through 5PM Friday, April 5 with the drawing on Monday, April 8. The winner will be notified. Write your name on the ticket to be placed in the raffle with phone number and email. The raffle is open to all.  

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree Program offers individuals, organizations or community businesses the opportunity to purchase trees as a gift for someone special, memory of a loved one, or a cost-effective means of advertising.

Board of Directors

  • Rick Tayfel, President
    Jerry Marshall
  • Jennifer Capua
  • Bob Watt  
  • Michael Hovde, Jr.  
  • Frank Saverino
  • Max Cabrera
  • Ralph Dolce 
  • Beth Dolce
  • Glenn Dailey
  • Frank Cerrone
  • Daniel Riemenschneider
  • Lonna Converso  - Secretary / BPD Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Joe Potts - Ex-Officio, BPD Executive Director

Corporate Partners

Learn About Partnership Benefits

Our Awards

See Our Awards & Recognitions

  • Best of Bloomingdale Award
  • Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce
    Best of Bloomingdale Award
    Not for Profit (2017 & 2018)

  • National Gold Medal Award
  • Proud Recipient of the
    National Gold Medal Award (2006)
  • Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency
  • Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency
    (2005-2010)
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