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The Greenwood Parks Foundation serves as the primary private fundraising body for the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and are grateful for the contributions of our generous donors who are committed to improving parks and recreational opportunities throughout Greenwood. We offer a variety of ways to donate and make an impact on our community. Donations to Greenwood Parks Foundation are tax exempt.

Click the plus icon to view ways to give to the Greenwood Parks Foundation.

Friends of the Parks

Thanks to our Founding Friends of the Parks

 

Krista, Ryan, and Rory Taggart

Brett Haworth

Adam and Laura Stone

Ama Fousa Asante

Linda Gibson

Jason Treadway

Don Weir

Christopher Burton

Joe and Janet Steinmetz

Tim Schrader

Heather King

Nick Vivaldi

 

You can become a Founding Friend of the Parks too with a donation of $100 thru December 2021!

Paws for Parks

Meet Shadow our Founding Fur-friend! Our Paws for Parks Program provides an affordable option for your pet to help serve as an ambassador for the Greenwood Park Foundation.  A donation of $25 will result in your pet’s name being list on our Paws for Parks supporter list on our website as well as his or her photo showcased on our Facebook page.  We may also use your pet’s photo in other Park promotions!  Donations can also be made in memory of a deceased pet.  This is a great way to show your support for Greenwood’s parks and recreation amenities, including trails, dog parks, and greenspace and also to highlight your pet’s personality and cuteness with the community

To join the Paws for Parks program, please click the link below and donate $25 and then send an email to info@greenwoodparksfoundation.org with a copy of your pet’s photo, your pet’s name, and a short description of your pet to include in their Facebook post.

Financial Donation

We welcome financial donations of any size to help support Greenwood’s parks and recreational programming. Donors of $100 or more will be recognized as Friends of the Greenwood Parks Foundation on our website and receive early priority notice for Foundation events.

Food Truck Pilot Program

The City of Greenwood loves food trucks!  The Greenwood Parks Department and Greenwood Parks Foundation are partnering to bring a food truck program to Old City Park. As the food industry continues to grow and change, a food truck program aligns with our organizations’ goals to provide a first-class outdoor recreational experience to our residents, while also lowering the barrier for food entrepreneurs to test menu options and market their businesses.

Where: 

Old City Park, along Meridian Street

Food Trucks/Trailers will be permitted to park parallel to the Bocce Ball and Shelter House (see map below).

When

Fridays and Saturdays

May 2021 – October 2021

5 – 9pm

Cost: 

Each food truck will be assessed a $40.00 charge per day, due at the time of registration. This $40 will be in the form of a donation to the Greenwood Parks Foundation, a 501(c) organization.

Scope:

The program will be limited to two (2) trucks per shift to maximize customers for participants:

–  (1) Food (entrée) truck/trailer per shift

–  (1) Confectionery truck/trailer per shift (i.e.  Ice Cream, Snow Cone, Doughnuts, Deserts, etc…)

How:

Trucks can register/reserve space HERE.  Please call Parks Assistant Director Jen Winget (317.881.4545) for any troubleshooting.

*Please Note:

Registration Payments are secured through the Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department online portal or check made payable to Greenwood Parks Foundation (100 Surina Way, Greenwood, IN 46143). Once Payment is confirmed, you will be issued a permit. Permit must be visible at all times while vending.

Failure to pay for the vending permit in advance of vending will result in shift forfeiture. Vendors will not be credited for missed shifts. Shifts forfeited due to any reason, including but not limited to, truck malfunction or inclement weather will not be refunded. Vendors can pay for multiple days in advance if preferred. 

Food Trucks or trailers are permitted to be present and vending earlier than time stated on the designated day, however, vending must take place per stated time and in the designated spaces. Food trucks or trailers must be removed at the end of each shift.

Tree Memorial Program

Plant a dedicated tree in memory of a loved one in one of Greenwood’s parks.

  • 4″ x 6″ bronze plaque (inlaid in concrete for placement)
  • 1.75-inch caliper tree planted in an approved location in Greenwood City Parks
  • You let us know what goes on the plaque and where you would like the tree, and we’ll handle the rest!

Cost: $450 (paid once plaque is received)

Time Frame:

  • Total time frame depends on the time of year.
  • Best time to plant a tree is fall or early spring.
  • Production time for the plaque takes 6-8 weeks.

Get started by contacting the Greenwood Parks Department below.

Bench Donation

Would you like to donate a bench in honor or in memory of someone special? Through an agreement with the Greenwood Parks & Recreation Department, a donation will result in a bench affixed with a memory plaque in honor or in memory of your special someone.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Corporate sponsorships are key to the Foundation’s success in growing our parks and recreational opportunities. We offer sponsorship packages at a variety of levels with various methods of recognition and acknowledgement. Please contact us to learn more about this exciting opportunity for your business!

Planned Giving

Would you like to remember Greenwood Parks in your will or as part of your estate to leave a lasting legacy in your community? We welcome the opportunity to discuss planned giving with you.