We provide 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and services to community groups. Resulting in associations and committees being able to make park and public space projects happen here in Denton.
- Fourth of July Liberty Run
- Cinco de Mayo
- Reindeer Romp
We manage and raise restricted and general-purpose funds. Thus are the home for donors who want to make long-term and legacy investments in Denton parks and public spaces.
We believe that parks can bring people together and in fact when communities unite, parks get better! With this in mind, we support and collaborate on City of Denton large-scale community park planning and initiatives.
Past projects 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: Studies show that children who return from school to an empty house have lower self-esteem, lower academic achievement and higher levels of depression. For this reason, we provide partial scholarships to help children have access to after-school care. Including both recreational activities and educational support.
- Pre-K: Pre-K helps develop foundational skills like learning to be a learner, finding one’s own curiosity and developing problem solving techniques. Partial scholarships through the Denton Parks Foundation, help cover the cost for Pre-K. And as a result, more 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. And as a result, more children can build a foundation of confidence, courage and strength.
- Summer Camps and Programs: Summer programs provide many added benefits for children including gains in learning and growth in social skills. Yet equal access is often a challenge. Partial scholarships, help ensure that our smallest Texans aren’t alone during the summer months.
- 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. In fact, 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.