The Chicago Park District provides thousands of children ages 6-12 years old with a variety of leisure and recreational activities in a safe, supervised environment. Through our Summer Day Camp and Park Kids afterschool program, participants enjoy arts & crafts, non-contact sports, wellness, nature-based activities and in-house special events year-round.

For working families who may be struggling financially, our programs are a place for kids to have adult supervision, access to healthy meals, and to stay engaged in new and innovative ways. We offer financial assistance to all qualifying families in Chicago. No child is turned away for the inability to pay. 

Kids need your support now more than ever. The number of kids who needed financial assistance nearly doubled from 2021 to 2022. Your support helps to fill the gap for families.

The Chicago Park District Financial Assistance Fund provides support to make out-of-school time programs possible for all children regardless of their family’s financial situation. A tax-deductible gift of any size helps in these efforts.

Make a Donation

Support the Financial Assistance Fund by making a donation online or by mail.

Donate Online

Or mail a check made payable to:
The Chicago Park District
 4830 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
Attn: New Business Development

For questions, please contact Kelly Sheetz, Director of New Business Development at or (312) 742-4292.

Thank you to our corporate supporters of the Financial Assistance Fund:




Chicago Sport and Social Club



Unison Consulting