Parks & Conservation Foundation

Our Mission

The Parks and Conservation Foundation promotes a viable park, conservation and recreation system in our community by pursuing contributions in the form of land, money, or other donations for the Belvidere Park District, Boone County Conservation District and other open space, conservation and recreation entities.

About The Parks & Conservation Foundation

Established in 1992, the Parks and Conservation Foundation’s mission is to assist the Belvidere Park District and the Boone County Conservation District to acquire and develop land. To date, the Parks and Conservation Foundation holds title to over 1 million dollars worth of land through grants. Our recent project is the building of the playground in Bob’s Park. This neighborhood needed a playground for the vast number of children in the area to have a safe place to play. Please consider a donation of money to the Foundation’s general fund. Since the Parks and Conservation Foundation has a 501 (C) (3) status, all gifts are tax deductible. If you have land you wish to have preserved in its natural state, the Foundation will be happy to work with you to make your dream come true.

Make a Donation to The Parks & Conservation Foundation

The Parks and Conservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization chartered in July 1992 that serves park, conservation, recreation and preservation projects in Boone and surrounding counties. Land acquisition is a priority so that future generations may enjoy open spaces and recreation in reasonable proximity to where they live. It is projected that our population will double between 1993 – 2013 and the need to preserve open space for the recreational and leisure needs of our future community becomes more urgent.

As we plan for our future, we continue to look to the past for inspiration. Growing together, we can create a new foundation for our community’s future. For more information, to schedule a Foundation representative to speak with you or to an interested group, or to arrange for an audio-visual presentation showing current facilities and programs, please contact the Executive Director at 815-547-5711.

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