The Winchester Parks Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization formed to benefit the people of Winchester, Virginia, through financial support of the Winchester Parks and Recreation Department.
- Foster the development of an improvement of existing parks and recreational facilities and programs in Winchester
- Complement the activities of the Parks and Recreation Board and the Department of Parks and Recreation
- Provide the community with a charitable agent that serves the Parks directly
How are funds raised?
From individuals who are about our parks in general, or may wish to support a particular recreation program or project. We also receive donations and grant from civic groups, local businesses and charitable foundations.
Where does the money go?
Donated funds go directly to the Parks and Recreation project or program that was selected by the donor. The foundation will accumulate funds for a designated project over time and then disburse it as directed by the donors when needed. The Foundation works closely with the Parks and Recreation Board to select projects and programs. The Foundation Board is a group of people volunteering their effort on behalf of the parks, thus less than 0.01% goes to administrative costs.
In-kind Donations Accepted
The Winchester Parks Foundation has assisted or currently helps community groups fund the following:
- Winchester Dog Park
- Active Living & Recreation Center
- Aquatic facility improvements and upgrades
- Douglass Park Improvements
- Winchester Green Circle
- Keenan Memorial Fund
- POW/MIA Memorial Fund
- Adopt-A-Tree, Watch it Grow programs
- Financial Aid (Scholarship) Fund for Park programs
Support the Foundation's Mission
Choose one of our current projects for you or your organization to give financial support to. Or, you may make a gift to our general fund for the Foundation to use for the betterment of our parks.
To support a program not listed above, write to the Foundation ( P.O. Box 3012 , Winchester, VA 22604), contact the Parks and Recreation Department ( 1001 East Cork Street, Winchester , VA 22601 ) or send an email.
Donate to the Park Foundation:
If you wish to donate to one of the various Winchester Parks Foundation projects online via credit card, click the “donate” button and you will be sent from the City of Winchester’s website to PayPal to process your transaction. During your transaction, please be sure to indicate for what current or future park project you desire the funds be earmarked.