The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the South Barrington area by assisting the preservation of open space and enhancing recreational facilities and programs in the park district for people of all ages to enjoy. There is no question that parks and open space contribute to a healthy community, whether its kids having a nearby place to play, adults taking a stress reducing walk, or just a green place to sit and relax on a beautiful sunny day. Your donation designates you as a foundation partner joining in the effort to preserve open space and work together to enhance recreational programs and facilities.

How to Help

Make a tax-deductible personal or corporate contribution to the South Barrington Foundation.Bequeath land, property, cash, or securities. Your bequest will help to assure that future generations will enjoy green open space. Give the gift of your time by volunteering to help the Foundation accomplish its goals and missions.

Donation form

In-Kind Donations

Individuals and companies may also support the Friends of the Park Foundation with in-kind contributions donations of professional skills such as landscaping, or any of the building trades, or with a gift of materials for a capital improvement project.

The Friends of the Park Foundation was established in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public foundation operating for the benefit of the South Barrington community.

Donations can be as small or as large as you wish. All monies, assets derived from donations, stay within the South Barrington Park District boundaries, properties and facilities.

Great Parks to Sit In

Tree and Park Bench Memorial Program

This program is a wonderful way to honor a mentor, memorialize a loved one, honor the achievements of residents who make an impact on the community or mark a special occasion such as a marriage proposal, anniversary, graduation or birthday milestone. Trees and park benches may be planted or installed at either Marvin Dunteman Park or Community Park.

The park district will assist in the selection of the tree appropriate for the location desired. The park district is responsible for the planting/installation of the tree/park bench and dedication plaques for tree or bench. The park district is also responsible for all care of the tree throughout it’s life.

For more information on our Great Parks to Sit In Programs or if  you are interested in volunteering, donating or sponsoring a Friends of the Park event, please contact Jay Morgan at (847) 381-7515 Ext. 112 or Wendy Rodrigo at (847) 381-7515, Ext. 139.