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Great Parks, Great People!

Through the community’s continued and generous support, the Bloomington Parks Foundation enhances and expands Bloomington’s parks.  By receiving gifts of land and funds, we are able to secure new park space and trails as well as help improve existing ones.

We are also able to achieve our goal of improving the lives of children.  By providing scholarship assistance to youth in need, young members of our community can participate in park programs and summer camps, learning valuable life lessons and skills that they then carry out into their schools, neighborhoods and families.

We strive to be excellent stewards of all charitable gifts, as well as work diligently to increase financial support to our important mission.  With your generosity we continue to succeed in promoting Great Parks, Great People!

Bloomington Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Board of Directors

Travis Vencel, President
Debbie Lemon, Vice President
Jim Murphy, Secretary
Chris Hawk, Treasurer
Jason Banach, Past President
Frank Barnhart
Kevin Robling
Les Coyne
Warren Cutshall
Ted Ferguson
John Hurlow
Tom McGlasson
Tony Mobley
Valerie Pena
Chris Quackenbush
Gary Scott
David Skirvin
Karin St. John
Trish Sterling
Jon Tichenor

Ex-Officio
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, Bloomington Parks & Recreation Administrator Mick Renneisen, Bloomington Parks Board President John Carter

Mission Statement

            The Bloomington Community Park and Recreation Foundation, in support of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, works to provide funding to enhance park experiences for all segments of the Bloomington community. Particular emphasis is placed on park and greenspace enhancement and recreational program development for low-income youth so that they may have an opportunity to develop healthy habits and learn valuable skills.