Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

Dog Tails and Tips for Trails

I’m new to the area, but I’ve been exploring as much as possible with my trusty hiking partner, Severus. I always take extra precautions to ensure his comfort and safety. Severus is a decent sized dog, weighing in at 60 Lbs and with the force to turn me into a kite. For this reason, I always walk him with a gentle lead, which stops him from pulling and keeps his attention on me during our walks. The reason this is important is because I wouldn’t want him to run after something and hurt himself or startle someone else. *I* know that he is just a goofball who can barely run straight without tripping into a barrel roll, but someone on the receiving end of his full-speed "PET ME!" run wouldn't k

How to #GetThingsDone

For some, success can be measured by how much money they earn or their influence of power within an organization. As the AmeriCorps Educator at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden, my success is measured by the quality of connections I make between the community and nature. Though all definitions are valid, America needs more people willing to take a risk in order to make a difference in the lives of others. Taking a risk on something you believe in can be scary, trust me! You may not know where to start or where to go. Luckily, there is AmeriCorps to help you get started and support you along the way. With a variety of opportunities offered by top organizations across the U

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