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!

Flying Solo: The Best Decision You’ll Make

Admittedly, I’ve always felt a little lost. We aren’t born knowing who we are, and going out into the world on our own, we’re never sure how it's going to shape us. However, after living in the Pacific Northwest for five years, I garnered an appreciation for this planet that the Northern Cascades were happy to provide. For a short time though, I believed this notion that I needed other people to experience things with. The one thing that no one tells you when you’re younger is how hard it can be to connect with people as you get older. Since I didn’t know many people, I unfortunately stayed indoors. I said to myself that I would eventually get around to exploring as soon as I met people to d

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