The LGP Parks and Recreation Foundation

Our Story

It all began in the Spring of 2021 with a phone call to the park district office after a mom at Stone Monroe personally witnessed that her neighborhood park was not particularly welcoming to another mother and her daughter with special needs.


That concerned mom was Molly Martin. Her compassion and activism initiated an exciting new movement here in La Grange Park that resulted in the formation of the LGP Parks and Recreation Foundation – a new 501 (c) 3 dedicated to supporting the park district it its efforts to improve accessibility, parks, and recreation for all in La Grange Park.

Molly now sits on an independent board along with residents Kate Wharton, Erin Malone, John Jandek, and Matt Huffman. Over the past year, this group has volunteered at multiple park district events, organized a toy drive for Ready Teddy Preschool, helped to get new accessible swings and surface improvements at Stone Monroe and Beach Oak Parks.  


Make a Donation

Help create a stronger and more viable community to live, work and play. Your donations help support programs, special events, beautification of parks and facilities and enhanced services to the community. As a government agency, the Community Park District of La Grange Park relies both on tax-payer dollars and program fees; however, in order to increase our ability to provide high-quality services and facilities without increasing fees or raising taxes, we rely on the generosity of  friends like you. Please make a donation today to help continue the programs that impact you, your family and your community for many generations to come.

Support the The LGP Parks and Recreation Foundation by making a donation online or by mail.

Click Here To Donate Online

Or mail a check made payable to:
The LGP Parks and Recreation Foundation
1501 Barnsdale Rd 
La Grange Park, IL 60526 

For questions, please contact Molly Martin, President of the LGP Parks and Recreation Foundation at