In 2009, the Parks Foundation accepted and disbursed sponsorship donations for the following special events and programs:
- Fourth of July Liberty Run
- Paddle, Pound & Pedal Challenge
- Black History Month
- Scholarship funds
- Back to School Program
- Cinco de Mayo
- Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
- Reindeer Romp
- Water Works Park
History of Foundation Support, Programs & Projects
Owsley and King Kids Camps
Raised $20,000 to save two summer camps for children from low-income families when federal funds were cut.
Wiggly Field Dog Park
Dog lovers in Denton enjoy a new dog park in Lake Forest Park on Ryan Road. The project was built in part through contributions raised by the Foundation.
Cross Timbers Park Project
A group of citizens petitioned the Foundation for sponsorship in their efforts to acquire additional acreage for a new park and nature study center in South Denton. As a result, a $500,000 matching grant was awarded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Cross Timbers Park now preserves a section of the Cross Timbers Forest, part of a historic stand of trees that once extended from southern Oklahoma through North Texas.
Friends of South Lakes Park
The committee that raised funds to build Eureka Playground in South Lakes Park disbanded and donated the remaining funds in their treasury to the Foundation for future maintenance and repair of the playground.
This ongoing project allows people to purchase trees in memory of someone, living or deceased. An inscribed brick denotes the person honored in Legacy Forest.