Parks Foundation of Highland Park

The Parks Foundation of Highland Park raises funds for three programs, including the Foundation Youth Initiative (“FYI”), to enable children from Highwood to participate in the Park District’s programs. Highwood does not have its own Park District, and therefore relies largely on the Park District of Highland Park (PDHP) for recreational and enrichment programming. Highwood is home to many families who would benefit from participation in PDHP activities but cannot afford the program fees. Yet, as a taxing body, PDHP is legally precluded from supporting scholarships for Highwood residents. HPCF’s funding is thus used to fund scholarships for Highwood youth whose families qualify for an established state or federal assistance program so they can participate in the FYI Swim-to-Learn program and summer camp.