For the last 75 years, the Downers Grove Park District has enriched the community through natural area preservation. Beginning in June, the Downers Grove Park District will celebrate its 75th anniversary by planting 75 trees! Together, we can expand the urban canopy in Downers Grove and enhance our natural areas through a year-long tree donation program. Downers Grove Park District will match $75 donations to plant 75 new 15-gallon trees throughout the community's parks in addition to planting two new groves at O'Brien Park and Hoopers Hollow Park.

CLICK TO DONATE TO GROWING THE GROVE TREE PROGRAM

$75 tree donors will receive:

  • Satisfaction in knowing you helped to make our parks a more beautiful and healthy place for the community to enjoy.
  • Recognition on the District's website and in the 2022 Spring Recreation Guide.
  • An invitation to a special outdoor reception to be hosted at O'Brien Park from 2 to 3pm on April 30, 2022, featuring:
    • Refreshments
    • Commemorative 75th Anniversary Tree Donor Pin
    • A Certificate of Appreciation
    • Recognition on permanent signage at O'Brien Park and Hoopers Hollow Park


THANK YOU TO OUR GROWING THE GROVE DONORS!

Crystal Andersen The Hardman Family Darragh Paul
Dashiell Bettinger The Horwitz Family Finley Paul
Nathaniel Bettinger John Kennedy Gavin Paul
Rebecca Bettinger Owen Kosinski Jeffrey Paul
Tabitha Bettinger Bob and Heather Kotula Torrey Paul
The Brauweiler Family Denise Lazar Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance
Paula Chuchro Olivia Lazar Patrick Piotrowicz
Clark Chiropractic Scott Lazar Bonnie Reid and Rick Roche
G Douglas Cole Sophia Lazar Veronica and Zac Rinke
Laura Dare Alexandra Lenihan Sharon Roeseler
Carol Davis James Lenihan John Schofield
Gabe Deaton James Lenihan IV The Scholz Family
Lucas Deaton Kate Magnusson Mustafa Siddiqui and Sadaf Khan
Patty Gabris Jason Miley Stan Weber
William Graue Calan Paul Piotr Wiczkowski