Friends of the Parks (FOTP) is a 501(c)(3) designated park advocacy organization, dedicated to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago’s parks and forest preserves for all citizens. Since 1975, FOTP has increase private and public commitment to Chicago’s parks through establishing park advisory councils, developing new parks, renovating playlots, and presenting public workshops and lectures to create and informed citizenry.
Works to preserve forest;
Offers seed grants to registered community gardens;
Provides Environmental Education programming for kids;
And strives to increase community involvement in the planning, design and operation of neighborhood parks and open spaces through the Partnerships and Advocacy in Neighborhood Parks program.