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Donor Programs

There are many ways you can help the Lincoln Park District. Investing in our community and the people in it will always be valuable.

For more information, please call the Lincoln Park District office at (217) 732-8770. Thank you for your support! 

Plant a Tree!
Here is a unique way to celebrate the birth of a child, wedding, anniversary or to honor the memory of a loved one…Plant a Tree! For a donation of $300, the Lincoln Park District will plant a tree in the park of your choice. A Living Tribute certificate and map of where the tree has been planted are included. Trees available as memorials are: ash, red maple, Norway maple, linden, pin oak, red oak, crabapple and dogwood. What a wonderful way to contribute to the beauty and environmental health of our community. Trees are carefully monitored and are guaranteed for five years.

Park Bench Recognition Memorials
A gift of $750 will place an attractive bench in the park of your choice with a plaque inscribed with your message or loved ones name.

Youth Scholarship Fund
The Lincoln Park District’s Youth Scholarship Fund assists children who demonstrate financial need to be able to participate in Lincoln Park District programs. Budgeted amounts are simply not enough to accommodate the number of requests received each year for financial assistance. Your contribution will make a difference in our community’s children.

Adopt-A-Park
Is your neighborhood group or service organization looking for a worthwhile and rewarding community project? Why not adopt a park? We have seven neighborhood parks to choose from. Your group can take an active role in the planning, upkeep and programming in the park of your choice.

Neighborhood Park Watch Program
The neighborhood Park Watch Program is a cooperative effort among the Lincoln Park District, the Lincoln Police Department and the community residents. This program is designed to create community awareness and pride, to decrease vandalism and crime, to provide neighborhood residents a safe and comfortable environment and to develop a sense of ownership. If you would like to become involved in the Neighborhood Park Watch Program near your home, please contact us.