Des Plaines Park District

Des Plaines Friends of the Parks: Financial Aid Scholarships

Des Plaines Friends of the Parks Financial Aid ScholarshipsThe Des Plaines Friends of the Parks is a volunteer organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the youth of Des Plaines. We sponsor a number of fun events throughout the year, and provide scholarships for participation in Des Plaines Park District programs.

We are always looking for new members and volunteers to support our efforts. If you love Des Plaines as much as we do, considering being a part of this important community organization.

For more information, please call Trish at 847-391-5089.
Visit our website:  DesPlainesFriendsOfTheParks.org
Des Plaines Friends of the Parks: Financial Aid Scholarships


2021 DUAL AGENCY FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS

In collaboration, the Des Plaines Friends of the Parks Scholarship Fund & the Des Plaines Park District Scholarship Fund are offering dual agency financial aid scholarships to families with limited incomes residing within the Des Plaines Park District’s boundaries. Map of the boundaries.
• Families who do not reside in the boundaries but are enrolled in a District 62 school, Maine West High School, or who live within the City of Des Plaines boundaries are eligible for a Des Plaines Friends of the Parks Scholarship.

Application Acceptance Period

 January 1, 2021–September 1, 2021
Scholarships must be used by October 1, 2021

 Dual Agency Scholarship Application 2021
Applications are also available at the Leisure Center and Prairie Lakes Community Center
Map and directions to the Leisure Center
Map and directions to Prairie Lakes Community Center


2021-2022 EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS

The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks, through the generosity of Rivers Casino, is proud to offer full tuition educational scholarships for families with limited income residing within Community Consolidated School District 62 or the city of Des Plaines. These scholarships are valid for Des Plaines Park District educational programming for School Year September 14, 2020 – May 21, 2021.

Application Acceptance Period

 January 1, 2021–July 15, 2022
Scholarships must be used by October 1, 2021

Educational Scholarship Application 2021-2022
Applications are also available at the Leisure Center and Prairie Lakes Community Center.
Map and directions to the Leisure Center
Map and directions to Prairie Lakes Community Center

Our great thanks to our friends at Rivers Casino for their generosity.

Des Plaines Friends of the Parks Financial Aid Scholarships from Rivers Casino


GOLF IN THE DARK

Our 2020 Golf in the Dark Event was cancelled.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021!

Our most important fundraising event each year is the popular Golf in the Dark event at the Lake Park Golf Course.
An evening of fun glow-in-the-dark-golf, with food & drinks, prizes & raffles—all for a great cause!
Plus, it’s a great opportunity for businesses to help sponsor our organization,
and provide much needed scholarship money for Des Plaines youth.

Des Plaines Friends of the Park Golf in the Dark Fundraiser

Des Plaines Friends of the Parks: Financial Aid Scholarships

Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711