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
  • Marianne Parisi, Trustee
  • Wanda Rhoads, Trustee
  • Joe Ariano, Trustee
  • Ron Bruns, Trustee



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.