The River Forest Parks Foundation is an independent Board who support the need of parks, recreation, education, conservation, and sustainability for their community. The Parks Foundation was created to enhance the quality of life for all River Forest residents by helping provide, through volunteerism and contributions, the best parks, facilities, recreation, education, conservation, and sustainability opportunities. All donations to the Parks Foundation are tax deductible, as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Park Board Board also serves as the five (5) member Parks Foundation Board of Directors. The Park District Executive Director serves as staff liaison to the Parks Foundation Board. The Board meets annually on the second Monday in May, immediately after the Park Board Meeting, at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest.

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Parks Foundation By Laws