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!

Redefining Stewardship: Service and Solitude in Open Spaces

Moving across the country from Western New York, the land of lake-effect snow, to Western Nevada, the land of mountains and deserts, introduced countless new outdoor spaces for me to research and explore. Even though I was excited by the prospect of new trails and open spaces, starting over in a new place left me with an overwhelming sense of “too much” opportunity. I’d be lying if I said the feeling hadn’t popped up before. I can frequently recall pondering late-night questions like “Are your actions meaningful?,” “Are you contributing to the greater good?,” and the forever-present “What will you do next?”’ Work, education, and hobbies have all stood in line to be reviewed: Is your work goo

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