Friends of YOUR PARK

The Springfield Parks Foundation has made it easy to get involved in your neighborhood park with the establishment of the "Friends of YOUR PARK" program. The program reaches out to the neighborhoods surrounding our parks to promote volunteerism and stewardship within the park the neighborhood is adjacent to. Currently we have "Friends of YOUR PARK" programs established in Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson Parks. We have also assembled the Volunteer Tool Wagon which is an enclosed utility trailer fully equipped with all the landscape equipment needed to accomplish most clean-up and landscaping jobs within our parks. The Tool Wagon is available for use by any established volunteer group in our parks or city green spaces.

As everyone knows, money is tight, budgets are smaller and staffing is down in our park district. It is up to you and organizations like the Springfield Parks Foundation to step up and help out. The Foundation will make a concerted effort to promote volunteerism and stewardship within our parks and we hope you will join us. Our goal is to promote a feel of ownership in YOUR park and build a strong relationship between the Springfield Park District, our Foundation and the volunteer groups who can truly make a difference.

Friends of Washington Park · Friends of Lincoln Park · Friends of Jefferson Park
Friends of Barker Park

If you would like to establish a "Friends of YOUR PARK" Program in your neighborhood park please contact the Foundation at 217-544-1751 or If you would like to join an existing volunteer group please select the appropriate link shown above.

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