One of the best ways to support the Valpo Parks Foundation is to
SHARE your time, talent and money.
Volunteer for a Parks Foundation special event such as “Party in the Park” or the “Creekside Classic for Kids” golf outing, or serve on any of our planning committees. (In addition, the Department has volunteer opportunities with programs, sports and events such as the Youth Sports programs, Triathlon, Popcorn Panic race, or Night Ride.)
Participate in the many Park programs and facilities. Your registration dollars help to support and maintain the high quality Park experiences.
Donate to the Valpo Parks Foundation, by giving cash, real estate or in-kind services.
Enjoy the various Park locations with your family and friends. Relax and unwind in the serene settings or use the Parks and Pathways to stay active and healthy.
Attend one of the Valpo Parks special events, such as Party in the Park or the Creekside Classic. Proceeds from all Foundation events benefit the Valpo Parks system.
Care for the parks and facilities as you enjoy them. Respect your parks, letting us know if something needs our attention. Put litter in its proper place and leash and scoop when your pets accompany you so all visitors can benefit from the quality of the Valpo Parks.
Why Support Your Parks?
A 2009 community survey of Valpo residents showed that 79% attributed the Valparaiso parks system as a positive factor in the quality of life in their community.
- Top Ten Likes About the City in the survey ranked Parks and Recreation as number one , followed by Schools at number two and City Services at number three.
- Quality of Life Excellent/Good Ratings listed Parks as the number two reason for the high quality of life available to those who live on Valpo.
So why support the Parks now?
Because the Parks Foundation needs your help to assure that future generations continue to enjoy our most precious resources. Through the efforts of donors, volunteers and supporters of the parks system, Valparaiso will continue to grow into a world-class frontier for work, play and living.
Contributions such as yours have already helped to provide our community with the development of the Lakewood Link, Valplayso, Creekside, Foundation Meadows, and the Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial. The greatest accomplishment has been the continuous support and involvement of individuals and corporations within our community. Let’s continue this tradition of support and giving. Regardless of size, every donation is gratefully accepted and put to good use within the parks.
Becoming a Friend of the Parks
By becoming a friend of the Valparaiso Parks, you can:
- Conserve the parks' natural beauty
- Have input regarding park appearances
- Help keep the parks clean and green
- Invest in the future of our parks
When you choose to become a friend of the parks by making a donation to the Valparaiso Parks Foundation, friendships grow and community partnerships increase