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There are several ways to donate to the Foundation.


By Mail:

Checks may be made payable and sent to:

Rock Island Parks and Recreation Foundation

4303 24th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201


Click Here for a donation form to include with your gift.



Or click on the button below to make a donation to the Foundation online

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Your money will go directly to support our Parks and Recreation Department.  This could physical improvements to our parks or scholarships for children to be able to participate in camps, youth sports,  or other programming.  Here are some examples of what you can fund:


$30 pays for 2 Youth Program Participants (youth soccer, first tee golf, flag football, etc)


$50 buys Art Supplies for RIFAC Pre-School


$150 pays for 5 Youth Program Participants


$225 Sends 1 child to summer camp


$500 will purchase a small amenity in one of our city parks


$1000 buys an Expression Swing


$2500 buys New Signage for a Park



Under $20,000

Expression Swings - $1000 each

Grill Replacements at Parks - $300 to $500 each

Outdoor Garbage Receptacles - $700 each

Updated Signs at all Parks - $19,500


$20,000 - $50,000

Restoration of Lincoln Park Cannon Wheels

Eleanor Wallace Dog Park Amenities

Move the Highland Springs Picnic Shelter

Replace Mel McKay Pickleball Fence

Replace Schwiebert Park Interactive Playground Equipment

Repurpose old sport Court into parking lot at Lincoln Park

Resurface Water Slides at Whitewater Junction

Convert restroom at Webber Park into a small shelter

Purchase zero turn mowers

Replace roof on the bathhouse and concession stand at Whitewater Junction

Purchase a Mobile Concession Truck

Restore the Lower Pond at Longview Park

Refurbish pedestrian docks at Lake Potter

Tuckpointing at Hauberg Civic Center

Build a satellite concession hut at Whitewater Junction

Refurbish picnic shelters at all parks, replace roofs with metal roofing



The Foundation is happy to accept more than just cash donations!  You can help by volunteering on a committee, or donating equipment or supplies.  Contact John Gripp (link to email), the Director of the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department, to arrange a donation of physical goods.


You might also consider remembering the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Foundation in your estate planning.  We are a registered 501©(3) organization.  What better way to leave a legacy than to ensure that our beautiful parks will continue to be maintained and thrive for generations to come.  For more information on this, contact Bill Nelson (email link), Executive Director of the Foundation.

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