Supporting, Saving And Rebuilding Parks With The LA City Parks Foundation

About the LA Parks Foundation

The foundation is an example of the unique benefit that can be realized through public-private partnerships. Established in 2008 as a California not-for-profit, operating under EIN 26-2358338, the Foundation was created to support the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks. We have raised over $33 million to support L.A. city parks.

What we do

The Los Angeles Parks Foundation raises funds for projects and programs of all sizes throughout our city parks. Whether it’s building a state-of-the art archery range or placing donated benches beneath shady trees, the L.A. Parks Foundation continues to expand its role with private funding to support our city parks. Our signature initiatives include our Adopt-A-Park, Friends of the Parks, and Donate-A-Bench programs.

  • ENHANCE: modernize playgrounds, design and install outdoor exercise equipment & provide new benches
  • EXPAND: create new uses for outdated park features & add new pocket parks in undeserved neighborhoods
  • PRESERVE: refurbish historic monuments & support underfunded programming
  • PROMOTE: sponsor healthy community events in our parks


Honor the special people and events in your life and provide lasting beautification to our city parks! Any individual, family, business or community group can purchase a bench with a personal message on an engraved plaque to be placed in a city park or golf course of the donor’s choice,excluding trails, canyons, bluffs and beaches.

Donation Details:Please allow the entire process, from location siting to final installation, to takeat least 4 to 6 weeks,depending on your chosen location, which must be approved by the City of LA Recreation and Parks Department. Your donated bench is maintained as LA City park property.

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