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River Trails Park & Recreation Foundation

RTP&RF LogoParks Foundation Trustees

                • Mike Hertz, President
                  Patti Mitchell, Vice President
                  Tina Kozil, Secretary
                  Bret Fahnstrom, Treasurer
                  Scott Breiler
                  Christine Powles
                  Bruce Barry
                  Mari Otto


Upcoming Events

Multiple times a year the Foundation hosts fun events for the community, while also generating funds for the Foundation and its Mission.


August 11, 2023- GLOW IN THE HOLE

Seeking New Members:

River Trails Park & Recreation Foundation is currently seeking new members!  If you have a passion for your community and our parks, want to help put together fun events to help people in your backyard continue to have great programs and scholarship programs, we would love to have you a part of our volunteer team.  Contact Bret Fahnstrom at or 847-255-1200.

On-Going Opportunities to Contribute

Amazon Smile

Use the link below when shopping and Amazon donates to River Trails Park & Recreation Foundation.
All proceeds will go towards our Send-A-Kid To Camp Scholarship Fund!

Amazon Smile – CLICK HERE

Send a Kid to Camp

Help 20 Kids in Our Community have a Great Experience this summer
It takes a community to send a kid to camp

Send a Kid to Camp…

Offers children ages 3-14 years old the opportunity to experience what summer is all about…
Learning new activities, meeting new friends, swimming, playing sports, crafts, field trips and more!
You can make the difference for any child by offering them an experience that will forever change and enhance their life.

How to Donate

Click on the link below or fill out a form at the Weiss Community Center. No donation is too small or too big

The average amount it costs to send a kid to camp a week is $120

The Park District subsidizes on average $17,000 in scholarships a year
The RTPD Foundation will match dollar to dollar to the “Send a Kid to Camp” Campaign

We are 501(c)3 not-for-profit

* The foundation will match up to $3000 in donations

Coupon Book 2023

The River Trails Park & Recreation Foundation is now selling Coupon Books for $10 at the Weiss Community Center. Coupons can be credited to your account after registering online or in-person, but must be redeemed at the Weiss Community Center.

Over $100 In Value!!!

Included in these books are coupons for Park District Programs and Facilities:

  • Get 5 free Fitness Guest Passes-when signing up for a one year fitness membership
  • Buy 2 & Get 2 Free- Open Gym Passes at Weiss Community Center
  • $15 OFF Summer Camp
  • $25 OFF Turf Rental at The Zone or Weiss Center Gym
  • $20 Off Room Rental
  • $5 OFF One Program
  • 13 Month Fitness Club Membership for the price of 12 months
  • Woodland Trails Driving Range 2 for 1 Large Bucket of Balls
  • 2 for 1 Golf at Rob Roy Golf Course Monday-Thursday 10 am-3 pm

These coupons cannot be combined with another coupon/promotion. All proceeds are used to assist the RTPD fund grants for program scholarships, specific projects, equipment, infrastructure, development & programming. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Our Mission

The Mission of the River Trails Park & Recreation Foundation is to secure and provide financial resources for recreational programs, parks and facilities that enhance the quality of life and promote a healthy well-being for residents of the River Trails Park District. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit.

Our Goal

The River Trails Park District strives to provide our participants with safe, fun and economical recreational opportunities. Through a variety of programs, events, facilities and open spaces, individuals and families can enhance their lives through our offerings.

The River Trails Park & Recreation Foundation was developed solely to assist the River Trails Park District through grants for scholarships for those facing financial hardship, specific projects, equipment, infrastructure, development and programming.

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