We provide 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and accounting services to community groups that are making park and public space projects and events happen here in the City of Denton.
- Fourth of July Liberty Run
- Cinco de Mayo
- Reindeer Romp
We manage and raise restricted and general-purpose funds for donors who want to make long-term and legacy investments in the City of Denton parks and public space system.
We believe that parks can bring people together and in fact when communities unite, parks get better! With this philosophy in mind, we support and collaborate on City of Denton capital campaigns, large-scale community park planning and parks and public space advocacy initiatives.
Past initiatives included:
- Wiggle Field Dog Park
- Cross Timbers Park Project
- Eureka 2 Playground
We provide access to recreational opportunities and child care services to children from low income families.
- After-School Care: More and more studies show that children who return from school to an empty house because their parent(s) are away at work have lower self-esteem, lower academic achievement and higher levels of depression. Partial scholarships for families in need, help ensure children from low income families have access to after-school care that includes both recreational activities and educational support.
- Pre-K: Pre-K is more than learning your ABCs and 123s but also developing foundational skills like learning to be a learner, finding one’s own curiosity and developing problem solving techniques. Not to mention, focusing on self-control, emotional recognition and conflict resolution. Partial scholarships for families in need, help cover the cost for Pre-K and ensuring all children in our community have access to a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
- Recreational Programs: We believe all children should have access to normative activities. From ballet to blast ball, partial scholarships help families cover these extracurricular costs that can build a foundation of confidence, courage and strength for a child.
- Summer Camps and Programs: Summer programs can provide many added benefits for children including gains in learning and growth in social skills, yet equal access is often a challenge. Partial scholarships for families in need, help ensure that our smallest Texans aren’t alone during the summer months and decreases their chances of experiencing the summer slide.
- Swim for Life: Drowning is the second leading cause of injury death of infants and children younger than 15 years old in the U.S. For every child who drowns, four children are hospitalized for a near-drowning incident. We believe all children should have access to lifesaving swimming skills regardless of the ability to pay.