There are a number of ways that individuals and companies can provide resources to the Western Springs Park District. These opportunities help the Park District fulfill its mission of providing and maintaining land for recreational uses and for preserving open spaces. To discuss any of these opportunities, please contact Barb Kartzmark, Manager of Community Relationships and Events at 708-246-4225 Ext. 10 or for more information.


The Western Springs Park District Commemorative Bench and Tree Program was developed to provide a lasting means to honor a loved one, mark an anniversary or recognize a special occasion. Your memorial gift also contributes to the beautification of our parks and the improvement of our environment. 


Individuals and groups can provide contributions to the Park District that may be tax deductible as allowed by law. You may donate cash, bonds or estate proceeds. The Park District also accepts donations of land and plantings to assist with park enhancements. To donate, please contact Barb Kartzmark at or mail your donation to Western Springs Park District, 4400 Central Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558.

 Western Springs Friends of the Parks Foundation

The Foundation Board works closely with the Park Board to help finance capital improvement projects that are consistent with the Park District’s long-range goals and plans. The Western Springs Friends of the Parks Foundation was formed in 1998 for the sole purpose of soliciting, receiving and allocating financial and other resources to fund or enhance capital projects at the parks within Western Springs. The Foundation operates independently from the Western Springs Park District Board and the normal budgetary processes of the Park District. For more information about the Friends of the Parks Foundation, click here.


The Park District offers many exciting and diverse volunteer opportunities. Some of these are available on a year-round basis and others occur seasonally. Each spring the Park District participates in the community-based Neighborhood Environmental Appearance Team (NEAT) event. Scout troops, youth groups, clubs, families and individuals volunteer to clean up litter and debris to help spruce up our parks. In addition to this special yearly event, opportunities exist to take part in Scout projects. To learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Barb Kartzmark at