Parks & Recreation Foundation

The Addison Park District Parks and Recreation Foundation was founded on June 18, 2003, as a not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to support and enhance the Park experience for all Addison Park District residents through tax-deductible donations and fundraising. The Addison Park District Parks and Recreation Foundation’s purpose is to provide financial aid for park district participants, as well as provide volunteer opportunities and recognition.

The Foundation has successfully sponsored several fundraising events, including golf outings, Scotch Double Candlelight bowling events, a family night miniature golf adventure and the longest drive competition at the Links & Tees golf dome. Proceeds from these events are used to provide funding for the APD scholarship program that supports needy individuals and families residing in the district, who wish to participate in park district program activities, and to recognize the contributions of the many volunteers who coordinate park district programs. We invite your participation in, and support of, the Foundation and its activities. For more information, contact the Foundation at (630) 233-7275.

The Foundation members are:

  • Don Jessen, Chairperson
  • Donald Ortale, Vice-Chair
  • Marvel Krauter, Secretary
  • Dean Stathopoulos, Treasurer
  • Wanda Rhoads, Trustee
  • Joe Ariano, Trustee


Swing for Scholarships golf outing

Eaglewood Resort & Spa
Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Start time: 10:00 a.m. 
Foursome Golf/Lunch/Dinner:$450
Golf/Lunch/Dinner: $130 per person
Golf/Lunch only: $90 per person
Dinner only: $55 per person

THANK YOU to our 2017 event sponsors:
Pan American Bank & Trust, Blackbelt Logistics, Americans of Italian Descent, Addison Park District Board of Commissioners, ASG Staffing, Athletico, Century 21 Lullo Real Estate, Senator Cullerton, Empress Banquets, FGM Architects, Finished Basement Group, Humes Funeral Home, Len’s Ace Hardware, Muggs & Manor, The PFM Group, Tom Reed Farmers Insurance, Shoeless Joe’s Ale House & Grill

Observation Pier at Army Trail Nature CenterObservation Pier at Army Trail Nature Center

The Foundation donated $20,000 for the purchase of a new fully accessible 10′ x 20′ floating pier. The pier is made of durable long lasting material and is a beautiful addition to the Nature Center.