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Friends of the Parks

Chicago, IL | http://www.fotp.org
Joined in February 2001

About Us

Our Mission

Friends of the Parks is a 43-year old non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize a diverse Chicago to ensure an equitable park system for a healthy Chicago.

Friends of the Parks envisions a well-balanced Chicago park system, protected by Chicagoans for Chicagoans, to advance the individual, community, public, ecological, and economic health and well-being of our city.

Friends of the Parks believes that a healthy park system:

  • is equitably distributed and resourced
  • contributes to inclusivity and democracy
  • offers a balance of recreational and natural resources
  • contributes to neighborhood safety
  • ensures gathering spaces that help to build community
  • supports the rejuvenation of the body, mind, and spirit
  • promotes the health of our environment
  • forms part of a healthy economic base for our neighborhoods and the city

Friends of the Parks’ Key Programs

Neighborhood Parks

Policy and Advocacy

Environmental Education





Our Mission

Friends of the Parks is a 43-year old non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize a diverse Chicago to ensure an equitable park system for a healthy Chicago.

Friends of the Parks envisions a…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Policy

Location

  • 17 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60602-2174, United States
    Suite 1450

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