Friends of the Parks

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17 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60602 17 North State Street, Chicago Directions
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Increase your impact in the Chicago area by helping Friends of the Parks' charitable organization. With your donation, Friends of the Parks can provide those in need with what they need to get by in the world.


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Friends of the Parks was born of a specific need more than 35 years ago. At the time, Chicago's city parks and recreational areas existed in shambles. Partnering with volunteers, park-advisory councils, policy experts, governmental officials, and schools, Friends of the Parks sought to establish the parks and forest preserves as public spaces where neighbors could explore and admire the outdoors. They surveyed park conditions and gradually improved the green spaces.

Currently, Friends of the Parks preserves, protects, and promotes the use of public spaces through programs that range from cleanup events for Earth Day to educational field trips for public-school children. The organization actively works to restore the forest preserves and Lake Michigan shoreline and provide public tours and summer internships in natural areas.

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