Friends of HE Parks Foundation

Friends of HE Parks is the charitable arm of the Hoffman Estates Park District. The foundation was created to enhance the quality of life for all community members by helping provide the best in parks, facilities and recreational opportunities. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations or in-kind gifts may be contributed for specific purposes, or may be unrestricted to provide assistance where most needed.

Who Are We?

It is in the best interest of our whole community to encourage a healthy lifestyle for all. The Friends of HE Parks Foundation is a dedicated group of community volunteers who raise money so that more residents can participate in and enjoy recreational opportunities, regardless of their social, physical or economic circumstances and limitations. Studies have shown that physical activity and recreation are imperative to maintaining health. It is the mission of the Hoffman Estates Park District and the Foundation to promote the health and well-being of residents through first class facilities and programs.

What Do We Do?

The Friends of HE Parks Scholarship Fund seeks to strengthen community and family ties by providing a funding source to finance recreational scholarships to at-risk families in the Hoffman Estates community, while also funding special recreation projects. The recreational scholarships help families facing financial hardships with an opportunity to enjoy the same recreational and leisure opportunities as their neighbors. The Friends of HE Parks Scholarship Fund also helps fund needed community programs that enhance the physical, recreational, educational and cultural life for Hoffman Estates residents, wheelchair accessible school bus for summer camp and community field trips, jumbo movie screen for free family movie nights.

Apply for a scholarship here:  Financial Assistance Foundation Scholarship Application

We hold several events each year:

  • Girls’ Night Out
  • Scott R. Triphahn Friends of HEParks Golf Outing
  • Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Cancellations/Refund:  Cancellations/refunds can be requested up to one week prior to the date of the event.  After that time, any fees paid will be considered a donation/gift to the foundation in accordance with the 501(c)3 laws.  Tax receipts will be provided upon request.

You can support us every day with the Burger Bucks program. When you dine at a Burger King owned by Gill Management and you mention the Hoffman Estates Park District, they will donate a portion of your sales to the Friends of HE Parks!

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What is the Friends of HE Parks Foundation?

Contact for Friends of the HE Parks: 847–885–7500 x633, friends@heparks.org