The Chicago Parks Foundation’s goal is to change the way communities see our parks. In order to keep the parks beautiful, clean, safe and active with exciting programs we must rely less on tax dollars and more on converting our park users into park supporters and givers. We continue to work closely with the community to identify their needs and priorities for their neighborhood parks. The funds you raise for the Chicago Marathon allow us to continue this work and we know that this is only the beginning. We look forward to expanding our network and we hope that you will stay connected to the Chicago Parks Foundation and to your park!